OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADr. Jason Julian is an Environmental Geographer and Earth Systems Scientist who investigates landscape changes and ecosystem processes across broad scales, with a focus on human-environment interactions, water resources, and protected places. His formal training is in Geomorphology, Hydrology, and Landscape Ecology. Past projects have included land cover effects on watershed runoff, downstream effects of dams and dam removal, modeling light availability and primary production in rivers, headwater channel mapping, riverbank erosion, agricultural impacts on river ecosystems, bio-geomorphic feedbacks in rivers, and historical urban development trends in South-Central U.S. Currently funded projects include “Land Management Impacts on Water Quality in New Zealand across Political Boundaries”; “Cross-scale Interactions among Climate Change, Land Use Change, and River Water Quality”; and “Social Demand for Ecosystem Services in the Nation’s Fastest Growing City: San Marcos, TX.” He is also a Fulbright Senior Scholar (New Zealand).  A focus of his current research is the supply, demand, and connectivity  of protected places. Dr. Julian is now a Professor at Texas State University, where he teaches courses on Water Resources and Environmental Systems. In his spare time, Jason enjoys outdoor activities with his family, including hiking, kayaking, and biking. He is also an avid traveler, witnessing how humans are transforming landscapes but also taking great pleasure in seeing the natural wonders of the world.

Professor, Department of Geography, Texas State University

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