Julie works as an environmental scientist in the Resilient Landscapes Program at SFEI with a focus on fluvial and tidal geomorphic processes in Bay Area streams, and wetlands, including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. She leads the Delta Landscapes project which has created spatially explicit landscape metrics to provide a basis for restoration targets, and conceptual models to guide more effective subregional restoration and acquisition priorities.
She is also interested in regional adaptation planning for sea level rise, and estuarine geomorphology. By working with regional agencies, she addresses issues of head-of-tide migration with sea level rise, and shoreline change.
While at UC Berkeley, Julie focused on watershed planning and fluvial geomorphology.