Joel E. Johnson

Phone: (603) 862-4080
Office: Earth Sciences, James Hall Rm 338, Durham, NH 03824
Joel Johnson


  • Ph.D., Geological Oceanography, Oregon State University
  • M.S., Structural Geology & Tectonics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Geology, University of Minnesota Duluth

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 400: Freshman Field Seminar
  • ESCI 501: Introduction to Oceanography
  • ESCI 631: Structural Geology
  • ESCI 754: Sedimentology
  • ESCI 756: Geotectonics
  • ESCI 759: Geological Oceanography
  • ESCI 796: Topics/Newfoundland Field Trip
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences

Selected Publications

Wallmann, K., Riedel, M., Hong, W. L., Patton, H., Hubbard, A., Pape, T., . . . Bohrmann, G. (2018). Gas hydrate dissociation off Svalbard induced by isostatic rebound rather than global warming. Nature Communications, 9(1). doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02550-9

Phillips, S. C., Hong, W. -L., Johnson, J. E., Fahnestock, M. F., & Bryce, J. G. (2018). Authigenic carbonate formation influenced by freshwater inputs and methanogenesis in coal-bearing strata offshore Shimokita, Japan (IODP site C0020). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 96, 288-303. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.06.007

Schneider, A., Panieri, G., Lepland, A., Consolaro, C., Crémière, A., Forwick, M., . . . Knies, J. (2018). Methane seepage at Vestnesa Ridge (NW Svalbard) since the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews, 193, 98-117. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.06.006

Graw, M. F., D'Angelo, G., Borchers, M., Thurber, A. R., Johnson, J. E., Zhang, C., . . . Colwell, F. S. (2018). Energy Gradients Structure Microbial Communities Across Sediment Horizons in Deep Marine Sediments of the South China Sea. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00729

Knies, J., Daszinnies, M., Plaza-Faverola, A., Chand, S., Sylta, Ø., Bünz, S., . . . Mienert, J. (2018). Modelling persistent methane seepage offshore western Svalbard since early Pleistocene. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 91, 800-811. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.01.020

Ponton, C., Giosan, L., Eglinton, T. I., Fuller, D. Q., Johnson, J. E., Kumar, P., & Collett, T. S. (2012). Holocene aridification of India. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(3), n/a. doi:10.1029/2011GL050722

Goldfinger, C., Morey, A. E., Nelson, C. H., Gutiérrez-Pastor, J., Johnson, J. E., Karabanov, E., . . . Eriksson, A. (2007). Rupture lengths and temporal history of significant earthquakes on the offshore and north coast segments of the Northern San Andreas Fault based on turbidite stratigraphy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 254(1-2), 9-27. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2006.11.017

Tréhu, A. M., Flemings, P. B., Bangs, N. L., Chevallier, J., Gràcia, E., Johnson, J. E., . . . Torres, M. E. (2004). Feeding methane vents and gas hydrate deposits at south Hydrate Ridge. Geophysical Research Letters, 31(23). doi:10.1029/2004GL021286

Tréhu, A. M., Long, P. E., Torres, M. E., Bohrmann, G., Rack, F. R., Collett, T. S., . . . Schultheiss, P. (2004). Three-dimensional distribution of gas hydrate beneath southern Hydrate Ridge: constraints from ODP Leg 204. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 222(3-4), 845-862. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2004.03.035

Goldfinger, C., Nelson, C. H., Johnson, J. E., & Party, S. S. (2003). Holocene earthquake records from the Cascadia subduction zone and northern San Andreas Fault based on precise dating of offshore turbidites. ANNUAL REVIEW OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES, 31, 555-577. doi:10.1146/

Most Cited Publications