Instructor: Liz Johnson

Liz Johnson
An ecologist and educator by training, Liz worked for the American Museum of Natural History for over 15 years as Manager of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation's Metropolitan Biodiversity Program. Prior to that she was Director of Science and Stewardship for The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey. She is particularly interested in raising awareness about biodiversity in urban and suburban areas and co-edited the Biodiversity Assessment Handbook for New York City with Erik Kiviat.

She has worked extensively surveying for mole salamanders and vernal ponds. Her Master's research focused on studying the effects of spring peeper and wood frog tadpole grazing on periphyton community composition.

Classes by this instructor

Discover the fascinating traits that most frogs, toads, and salamanders share-such as having thin, smooth skins through which they can breathe-as well as what makes them unique. You'll pick up tips to identify local species by sight and/or sound and more...
243NAT347O 01/10 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Johnson

Urbanization is changing biodiversity, interspecies relationships, and even animal behavior, in the tri-state area and beyond. Liz Johnson, former manager of AMNH's Metropolitan Biodiversity Program, will introduce you to the particular habitats found here, as well as plants and animals more...
243NAT338BO 02/22 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Johnson