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.  She was the previous director of the Linnaeus Arboretum.  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.

"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

Current

BIO-377 (Systematics Lab) and ENV-103 (Interpreting Spring Landscape)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
BIO-377Systematics Lab182008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
BIO-102Organismal Biology132013/SP, 2012/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
BIO-245Conservation Biology112013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
BIO-245Conservation Biology Lab112013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
BIO-371Diversity Lab82004/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
BIO-102Organismal Biology Lab72009/SP, 2008/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
FTS-100FTS:Environmntl Justice42013/FA, 2012/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
ENV-101Interpreting Fall Landscape22013/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.