Faculty Profile for Dr. Jason Julian
Biography and EducationDr. Jason Julian is an Environmental Geographer and Earth Systems Scientist who investigates landscape changes and environmental management across broad scales, with a focus on human-environment interactions, water resources, and protected places. Past projects have included land use effects on watershed processes and river ecosystems, modeling light availability and primary production in rivers, bio-geomorphic feedbacks in rivers, stream mitigation, and ecosystem service demands with population growth. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar (New Zealand) and is currently a Professor at Texas State University, where he teaches courses on Water Resources, Geomorphology, and Environmental Systems.
Teaching InterestsWater Resources
Research InterestsEnvironmental Geography: human-environment interactions; land-cover/land-use change; ecosystem services; parks & protected places; natural resource management
Water Resources: watershed science & management; river systems; water policy
Ecohydrology: bio-hydro-geomorphic feedbacks in river ecosystems; spatiotemporal trends in water quality; sustainable flows; aquatic light availability; scaling relationships
Fluvial Geomorphology: channel changes; large river-floodplain dynamics; streambank erosion
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Julian, J. P. (2019). Old forts and new amenities in the Southern Plains. In Collateral Values: The Natural Capital Created by Landscapes of War (pp. 77–109). Springer.
- Manning, A., & Julian, J. P. (2018). Ecosystem services and damage costs of federal lands: Case study of Gila National Forest, USA. Southwestern Geographer, 21, 1.
- Castro, A., Julian, J. P., Vaughn, C. C., Martin-Mikle, C., & Quintas-Soriano, C. (2018). Ecosystem services across U.S. watersheds: a meta-analysis of studies 2000-2014. In Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology (pp. 81–101). London, UK: InTech. https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.76650
- Julian, J. P., Daly, G., & Weaver, R. C. (2018). University students’ social demand of a blue space and the influence of life experiences. Sustainability, 10(9). https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093178
- Julian, J. P., de Beurs, K., Owsley, B., Davies-Colley, R., & Ausseil, A.-G. (2017). River water quality changes in New Zealand over 26 years: Response to land use intensity. Hydrology & Earth System Sciences, 21, 1149–1171.
- Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Service Award, Department of Geography, Texas State University. 2017 - 2018
- Award / Honor Recipient: Early Career Award, NASA New Investigator Program in Earth Science. 2013
- Award / Honor Recipient: Fulbright Senior Scholar. 2012
- Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Texas State University. 2016
- Award / Honor Recipient: Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly / Creative Activity, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. 2015
- Julian, Jason Paul (Principal), Weaver, Russell Christopher (Co-Principal). Analysis of Demand for Stream Mitigation Credits in Colorado, Meridian Institute, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $63287. (Submitted: 2017, Funded: 2017 - 2019). Grant.
- Julian, Jason Paul (Principal), Meitzen, Kimberly Michelle, Butler, David R. Resilience and Bio-Geomorphic Systems: The 48th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, NSF-Geomorphology & Land Use Dynamics, Federal, $39250. (Funded: 2017 - 2018). Grant.
- Julian, Jason Paul (Principal). Identification of headwater streams in arid landscapes, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $72382. (Funded: September 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019). Grant.
- Julian, Jason Paul (Principal). Social Demand for Ecosystem Services in the Nation Fastest Growing City: San Marcos, TX, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $8000. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
- Julian, Jason Paul (Principal). Influence of Catchment Characteristics and Land Use Change on Optical Water Quality in New Zealand Rivers, Fulbright Scholar Program, $20000. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
Selected Service Activities
Department of Geography
Youth basketball coach, San Marcos Recreation Center
Scholarships & Awards Committee
Alumni Reunion & Student Celebration Committee
Curriculum Committee, College of Liberal Arts