Office: McCarthy Hall 426L
Sara E. Johnson
Director, U-ACRE Project
Behavioral ecology of human and nonhuman primates, anthropology of food and nutrition, life history theory, medical anthropology, community-based research, food security, urban agriculture; regional foci: southern Africa (Botswana), USA
PhD, University of New Mexico
Culture and Nutrition (ANTH 315), Behavioral Observation (ANTH 455), Quantitative Methods in Anthropology (ANTH 445), Sustainable Urban Food Systems (ANTH 458)
Bock, J. and Johnson, S.E. (2008). Grandmothers' productivity and the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology 25(3): 131-145.
Johnson, S.E. (2006). Cross cultural perspectives on aging in an active learning environment. Anthropology and Aging Quarterly 27(3):17-22.
Johnson, S.E. (2006). Maternal characteristics and offspring growth in chacma baboons: A life-history perspective. IN L. Swedell & S. Leigh (Eds.), Reproductive strategies in baboons: Behavioral, ecological, and life history perspectives . (pp 177-198). New York: Springer.
Cheney, D.L., Seyfarth, R.M., Fischer, J., Beehner, J., Bergman, T., Johnson, S., Kitchen, D.M., Palombit, R.A., Rendall, D., & Silk, J. (2006). Factors affecting mortality and reproduction in free-ranging baboons in the Okavango Delta , Botswana . IN L. Swedell & S. Leigh (Eds.), Reproductive strategies in baboons: Behavioral, ecological, and life history perspectives. (pp 147-176). New York: Springer.
Bock, J. and Johnson, S.E. (2004). Play and subsistence ecology among the Okavango Delta Peoples of Botswana. Human Nature 15(1): 63-81.
Cheney, D.L., Seyfarth, R.M., Fischer, J., Beehner, J., Bergman, Johnson, S.E., Kitchen, D., Palombit, R.A., Rendall, D., and Silk, J.B. (2004). Factors affecting reproduction and mortality among baboons in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. International Journal of Primatology 25: 401-428.
Johnson, S.E. and Bock, J. (2004). Trade-offs in skill acquisition and time allocation among juvenile chacma baboons. Human Nature 15(1): 45-62.
Johnson, S.E.. (2003). Life History and the competitive environment: Trajectories of growth, maturation, and reproductive output among chacma baboons. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 120(1): 83-98.
Bock, J. and Johnson, S.E. (2002). Male migration, remittances, and child outcome among the Okavango Delta peoples of Botswana. IN C.S. Tamis-LeMonda and N. Cabrera, eds. Handbook of father involvement: Multidisciplinary perspectives . Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Pp. 308-335.
Bock, J. and Johnson, S.E. (2002). The Okavango Delta peoples of Botswana. IN R.K. Hitchcock and A.J. Osborne, eds. Endangered peoples of Africa and the Middle East . New York: Greenwood Press. Pp. 151-169.
Palombit, R.A., Cheney, D.L., Fischer, J., Johnson, S.E., Rendall, D., Seyfarth, R.M., Silk, J.B. (2000). Male Infanticide and defense of infants in chacma baboons. IN C.P. Van Schaik and C.H. Janson, eds. Male infanticide and its implications . Cambridge University Press. Pp. 123-152.
Kaplan, H.S., Lancaster, J.B., Bock, J.A., and Johnson, S.E. (1995). Fertility and fitness among Albuquerque men: A competitive labour market theory. IN R.I.M. Dunbar, ed. Human reproductive decisions: Biological and social perspectives . New York: St. Martin's Press. Pp. 96-136.
Kaplan, H.S., Lancaster, J.B., Bock, J.A., and Johnson, S.E. (1995). Does observed fertility maximize fitness among New Mexican men? A test of an optimality model and a new theory of parental investment in the embodied capital of offspring. Human Nature 6(4): 325-360.
U-ACRE 3.0 Partnership across HSIs to Enhance the Student Research Experience. National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA NIFA 2016-03480, 2016-20.
Integrating Workforce Training for Foster Youth with a Community Food Web: Culinary Arts, agriculture, and nutrition. (Grant awarded to Hart Community Homes). Co-PI. National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA NIFA 2016-33800-25587, 2016-20.
U-ACRE 2.0: Expanding Opportunities for Hispanic Undergraduates through an Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Project National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA NIFA 2013- 01564, 2013-15
Ladera Vista Food Bio-Web Environment Grant, Orange County Community Foundation, 2012.
Urban Agriculture and Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE) National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA NIFA 2011-38422-30838, 2011-13.
The CSUF Epsilen Pilot Project: A learning matrix and eportfolio approach to direct and authentic assessment University Mission and Goals, CSUF, 2011.
Distribution and Consequences of Food Insecurity in Orange County Incentive Grants to Encourage External Funding, CSUF, 2010.