Michelle Johnson is a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service at the NYC Urban Field Station. Trained in both social and ecological sciences, her research toolkit includes spatial analysis, quantitative social science, and field ecology methods. Her research areas at the NYC Urban Field Station broadly include urban natural resources stewardship and urban tree health, with a current focus on spatial analyses of environmental stewardship organizations' activities, a qualitative case study of interdisciplinary research & management efforts, and participatory social-ecological modeling. Dr. Johnson holds a B.S. in Biology from Eckerd College, a M.S. in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Vermont, and a PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine.