The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Michael Kotutwa Johnson

PhD, 2019, Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
MPP, 2003, Pepperdine School of Public Policy, Malibu, CA
BS, 1999, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Office Location: 
Mailing Address: 
1064 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Natural Resource Management
Identifying barriers preventing Indigenous people from accessing Payment for Ecosystem Service programs, highlighting contributions by Indigenous people & developing policy to integrate Indigenous knowledge in natural resource management.
Michael is a traditional Hopi dryland farmer and has lectured extensively on the benefits and techniques of Hopi agriculture. He is the guest-curator on the exhibit, The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting at the AZ State Museum.
Research Topics: 
Arid Lands
Climate Adaptation and Sustainability
Ecosystem Services
Social Dimensions of Natural Resource Management