Christopher Johnson

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Christopher Johnson
Ph.D. Student

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Wright Labs Rm. 126
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.

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Education

  • George Mason University - B.Sc. Earth Science with a Concentration in Geology 2012
  • Rutgers University, NJPh. D. Student, anticipated graduation date Spring 2019

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, Rutgers Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Fall 2014 to Present
  • Lab Instructor, George Mason University Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences, Spring 2013 to Spring 2014

Honors and Awards

  • 2016: William and Grace Sparks Graduate Student Research Award (Rutgers)
  • 2013: USGS/NAGT Cooperative Field Training Program Participant (George Mason)
  • 2013: George Mason Outstanding Senior in Earth Science: Geology (George Mason)

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology, stratigraphy, and geologic mapping
  • My research focuses on the physical properties of the sediments underlying Sandy Hook, NJ and the role they play in the relatively rapid sea level change recorded at the Sandy Hook tide gauge.

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Kenneth G. Miller

Publications

  • Johnson, C. S., Miller, K. G., Browning, J. V., Kopp, R. E., Khan, N. S., Fan, Y., Stanford, S. D., and Horton, B. P., 2018. The role of sediment compaction and groundwater withdrawal in local sea-level rise, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 181, p. 30-42.

Meetings / Abstracts

  • Johnson, C.S., Fan, Y., Miller, K.G., and Browning, J.V., 2017. Are we sinking Sandy Hook? Possible impacts of groundwater extraction to sea-level change. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Johnson, C.S., Miller K.G., Browning, J.V., Kopp, R.E., Horton, B.P., Khan, N.S., Fan, Y., Stanford, S.D., 2016. Regional and Local Sources of Relative Sea-Level Change at Sandy Hook, NJ. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Johnson, C.S., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Kopp, R.E., Khan, N.S., and Stanford, S.D., 2015. Why does Sandy Hook have that Sinking Feeling? Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Mountain, G., Kucuk, H.M., Nedimovic, M., Austin, J., Fulthrope, C., Newton, A., Baldwin, K., Johnson, C.S., Stanley, J., and Bhatnagar, T., 2015. Sea level History in 3D; Early results of an ultra-high resolution MCS survey across IODP Expedition 313 drillsites. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Nedimovic, M., Mountain, G., Austin, J., Fulthrope, C., Aali, M., Baldwin, K., Bhatnagar, T., Johnson, C.S., Kucuk, H.M., Newton, A., and Stanley, J., 2015, Sea level history in 3D; Data acquisition and processing for an ultra-high resolution MCS survey across IODP Expedition 313 drillsites. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Johnson, C.S., Hughes, A.S., Siron, C., Haynes, J.T., Diecchio, R.J., Lambert, R. A., and Blake, D.E., 2014. Bedrock Geologic Mapping of the Western Half of the Monterey SE 7.5-Minute Quadrangle, Virginia. Geological Society of America Southeastern Section Meeting, Blacksburg, VA.