Elliot Johnston

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Areas of Expertise
Community ecology & food webs, aquatic ecology (marine and freshwater), ornithology, statistical analysis


Elliot is a community ecologist who is interested in wildlife-habitat relationships and species interactions, and, ultimately, how this information can shape effective conservation actions. He completed his PhD in Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Maine in 2023, and he is excited to continue developing coastal research projects at MNHO. During graduate school, his research included examining the effects of commercial seaweed harvest on intertidal birds, describing the winter diet of Purple Sandpipers, and assessing the drivers of inter-pond movements in an amphibian population. Elliot resides in Bangor with his wife, Alice, and is an avid trail runner and sea kayaker.