David C. Johnson

Dr. David C. Johnson is  Director of the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural Research at NMSU currently working with local growers and collaborating with: Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories; Texas A&M; Arizona State University; California State University, Chico; University of California, Davis; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and the Thornburg Foundation, exploring paths to: improve food security in New Mexico, reduce atmospheric CO2 concentrations.  increase farm and rangeland productivity and improve water-use efficiency in agriculture through the development of beneficial soil microbial communities in agroecosystems. He also trained as a a molecular biologist at New Mexico State University, has conducted research on bio-hydrogen generation, pollution remediation processes for regional mine closures, advance oxidation processes for cleaning up MTBE and PCE contaminated super-fund sites, reverse-osmosis and electro-dialysis reversal water desalination processes, and algae cultivation processes for bio-fuel production.