Cindy Johnson

Faculty

Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies in Biology and Environmental Studies

Cindy Johnson is professor of biology and environmental studies. She is a self-proclaimed "plant pusher" with passion for plant biology, ecology and the importance of plants in our world.  She has a soft spot for woody plants and is especially interested in their biology and importance.   Cindy teaches Conservation Biology, Plant Systematics, Organismal Biology, Environmental Justice and the Natural History of Tanzania. Cindy's research is in plant conservation, particularly the rare genus of ferns, moonworts (Botrychium).  'Moonwort Madness' is a disease common among Cindy's students that results in an obsessive interest in these bizarre ferns.  She also has a strong interest in trees and was the previous director of the Linnaeus Arboretum.

"Any good poet, in our age at least must begin with the scientific view of the world, and any scientist worth listening to must be something of a poet, must possess the ability to communicate to the rest of us his sense of love and wonder at what his work discovers." -- Edward Abbey

Education

B.S. Bemidji State University, M.S. Iowa State University, Ph.D. Iowa State University


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
BIO-377Plant Systematics w/Lab222016/SP, 2014/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
BIO-102Organismal Biology142015/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
BIO-245Conservation Biology Lab132015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
BIO-245Conservation Biology132015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
BIO-102Organismal Biology Lab92016/SP, 2015/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
BIO-371Plant Diversity w/Lab82004/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
ENV-103Interpreting Spring Landscape62016/SP, 2015/SP, and 2014/SP
ENV-101Interpreting Fall Landscape62015/FA, 2014/FA, and 2013/FA
FTS-100FTS:Environmntl Justice42013/FA, 2012/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
BIO-268Career Exploration22000/SU and 1999/SU
BIO-106Winter Ecology12012/JN
BIO-392Biology Research12000/SP

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.