Faculty Profile for Dr. Jason Julian

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Dr. Jason Julian
Professor — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
ELA 383
phone: (512) 245-3201

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. 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 Interests

Water Resources
Environmental Geography
Parks & Protected Places

Research Interests

Environmental 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

  • Lookingbill, T. R., Meitzen, K. M., & Julian, J. P. (2022). Riverscapes. In The Routledge Handbook of Landscape Ecology. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/https://doi-org.libproxy.txstate.edu/10.4324/9780429399480
  • Misiune, I., Julian, J. P., & Veteikis, D. (2021). Pull and push factors for use of urban green spaces and priorities for their ecosystem services: Case study of Vilnius, Lithuania. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126899
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Leadership Award, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. January 2021 - April 2022
  • 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: Alumni Association Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State University. January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Selected Grants

  • 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

Editorial Review Board Member
Associate Chair
Department of Geography
September 2018-August 2022
Youth basketball coach, San Marcos Recreation Center
San Marcos High School XC Booster Club
July 2023-Present
Conservation Committee - San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance
March 2018-Present