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Julia Jones

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Discipline: Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Marine Resource Management
Office: Wilkinson 220
Phone: 541-737-1224
Fax: 541-737-1200
Email: jonesj@geo.oregonstate.edu
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Spatio-temporal statistics, forest hydrology, landscape ecology, surface processes, biogeography

Research Interests

Land use, climate change and disturbance effects on hydrology, geomorphology, water quality


BA Economic Development, Hampshire College, 1977
MA International Relations, Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, 1979
PhD Geography/Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 1983


GEOG 565 - Spatio-temporal Variation in Ecology and Earth Science (fall)
GEOG 566 - Advanced Spatial Statistics and GIScience (spring)
GEOG 596 - Field Research in Geomorphology and Landscape Ecology (fall)
MRM 525 - Conceptual Foundations of Risk and Uncertainty (fall)


Jones, J., Almeida, A., Cisneros, F., Iroumé, A., Jobbágy, E., Lara, A., Lima, W. d. P., Little, C., Llerena, C., Silveira, L., and Villegas, J.C. (2016), Forests and water in South America, Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.11035

Perry, T.D., Jones, J.A. (2016), Summer streamflow deficits from regenerating Douglasā€fir forest in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Echohydrology, doi: 10.1002/eco.1790

Frey, S.J., Hadley, A.S., Johnson, S.L., Schulze, M., Jones, J.A. and Betts, M.G. (2016), Spatial models reveal the microclimatic buffering capacity of old-growth forests. Science advances, 2(4), p.e1501392.

Swanson, F.J., Jones, J., Crisafulli, C., González, M.E. and Lara, A. (2016), Puyehue-Cordón Caulle eruption of 2011: tephra fall and initial forest responses in the Chilean Andes. Bosque, 37(1), pp.85-96.

Vaché, K., Breuer, L., Jones, J. and Sollins, P. (2015), Catchment-Scale Modeling of Nitrogen Dynamics in a Temperate Forested Watershed, Oregon. An Interdisciplinary Communication Strategy. Water, 7(10), pp.5345-5377.

Jennings, K. and Jones, J.A. (2015), Precipitation-snowmelt timing and snowmelt augmentation of large peak flow events, western Cascades, Oregon. Water Resources Research, 51(9), pp.7649-7661.

Burt, T.P., Howden, N.J.K., McDonnell, J.J., Jones, J.A. and Hancock, G.R. (2015), Seeing the climate through the trees: observing climate and forestry impacts on streamflow using a 60-year record. Hydrological processes, 29(3), pp.473-480.

Highland, S. A., and J. A. Jones. (2014), Extinction debt in naturally contracting mountain meadows in the Pacific Northwest, USA: varying responses of plants and feeding guilds of nocturnal moths. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23:2529-2544. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-014-0737-z

Illán, Javier Gutiérrez, Chris D. Thomas, Julia A. Jones, Weng-Keen Wong, Susan M. Shirley, and Matthew G. Betts. 2014. Precipitation and winter temperature predict long-term range-scale abundance changes in Western North American birds. Global Change Biology, in press. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12642

Creed, I. F., A. T. Spargo, J. A. Jones, J. M. Buttle, M. B. Adams, F. D. Beall, E. Booth, J. Campbell, D. Clow, K. Elder, M. B. Green, N. B. Grimm, C. Miniat, P. Ramlal, A. Saha, S. Sebestyen, D. Spittlehouse, S. Sterling, M. W. Williams, R. Winkler, and H. Yao. (2014), Changing forest water yields in response to climate warming: Results from long-term experimental watershed sites across North America. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12615

Pham, Tuan, Julia Jones, Ronald Metoyer, Frederick Colwell. (2014), Toward exploratory analysis of diversity unified across fields of study: an information visualization approach. Environ Earth Sci DOI 10.1007/s12665-014-3365-8.

Highland, Steven A., Jeffrey C. Miller, Julia A. Jones. (2013), Determinants of moth diversity and community in a temperate mountain landscape: vegetation, topography, and seasonality. Ecosphere 4:art129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES12-00384.1

Pham T, Jones JA, Metoyer R, Swanson F, Pabst R. (2013), Interactive Visual Analysis Promotes Exploration of Long-Term Ecological Data. Ecosphere,4(9):112.

Swanson FJ, Jones JA, Crisafulli CM, Lara A. (2013), Effects of Volcanic and Hydrologic Processes on Forest Vegetation: Chaitén Volcano, Chile. Andean Geology 40 (2): 40 (2): 359-391.

Lajtha K, Jones JA. (2013), Trends in cation, nitrogen, sulfate and hydrogen ion concentrations in precipitation in the United States and Europe from 1978 to 2010: a new look at an old problem. Biogeochemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10533-013-9860-2.

Hatcher KL, Jones JA. 2013. Climate and streamflow trends in the Columbia River basin: evidence for ecological and engineering resilience to climate change. Atmosphere-Ocean. 51: 436-455.

Jones, JA, Grimm N, Dahm C, Covich A, Williams M. 2012. Symposium 17. Ecosystem Capacity for Sustaining Long-term Water Supplies. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. October, 399-401.

Jones, JA, and others. 2012. Ecosystem Processes and Human Influences Regulate Streamflow Response to Climate Change at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites. BioScience, 62, 390-404.

Rice, J.M., C.B. Halpern, J.A. Antos, J.A. Jones. 2012. Spatio-temporal patterns of establishment are indicative of biotic interactions during early tree invasion of a montane meadow. Plant Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s11258-012-0021.

Creed, I.F., G.Z. Sass, J.M. Buttle, J.A. Jones. 2011. Hydrological principles for sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Hydrological Processes, 10.1002/hyp.8056.

Jones, J.A., 2011. Hydrologic responses to climate change: considering geographic context and alternative hypotheses. Hydrological Processes, 10.1002/hyp.8004.

Yu, J, W-K. Wong, T. Dietterich, J.A. Jones, M. Betts, S. Frey, S. Shirley, J. Miller, M. White. 2011. Multi-label Classification for Multi-Species Distribution Modeling. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Machine Learning, Bellevue, WA, USA, 2011.

Moore, G.W., J.A. Jones, and B.J. Bond. 2011. How soil moisture mediates the influence of transpiration on streamflow at hourly to interannual scales in a forested catchment. Hydrological Processes, 10.1002/hyp.8095.

Jones, J.A., and R.M. Perkins, 2010. Extreme flood sensitivity to snow and forest harvest, western Cascades, Oregon, United States. Water Resour. Res., 46, W12512, doi:10.1029/2009WR008632.

Pallister, J.S., J.J. Major, T.C. Pierson, R.P. Hoblitt, J.B. Lowenstern, J.C. Eichelberger, L. Lara, H. Moreno, J. Muñoz, J.M. Castro, A. Iroumé, A. Andreoli, J. Jones, F. Swanson, C. Crisafulli. 2010. Interdisciplinary Studies of Eruption at Chaitén Volcano, Chile. EOS, 91(42)381-392. Supplement.

Jones, J.A., G.L. Achterman, L.A. Augustine, I.F. Creed, P.F Folliott, L. MacDonald, and B.C. Wemple. 2009. Hydrologic effects of a changing forested landscape--challenges for the hydrological sciences. Hydrological Processes, 23, 2699-2704.

National Research Council (J. Jones, vice-chair). 2008. Hydrologic Effects of a Changing Forest Landscape. Committee on Hydrologic Impacts of Forest Management, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2008, 00 pp.; ISBN 0-309-12104-3).

Perkins, R.M. and J.A. Jones. 2008. Climate variability, snow and physiographic controls on storm hydrographs in small forested basins, western Cascades, Oregon. Hydrological Processes. 22, 4949-4964.

Czarnomski, N.M., D.M. Dreher, K.U. Snyder, J.A. Jones and F.J. Swanson. 2008. Landscape-scale dynamics of wood in stream networks of the western Cascades, Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 38: 2236-2248.

Muhs, D.R., J. Budahn, D.L. Johnson, M. Reheis, J. Beann, G. Skipp, E. Fisher and J.A. Jones. 2008. Geochemical evidence for airborne dust additions to soils in Channel Islands National Park, California, U.S.A. GSA Bulletin, v. 120; no. 1/2; p. 106-126; doi: 10-1130/B26218.1.

Jones, J.A. 2007. Does an Earth system perspective provide fundamental insights into ecology? Book review, Transactions in Ecology and Evolution, 22,6, 288-289.

Watterson, N. and J.A. Jones. 2006. Flood and debris flow interactions with roads promote the invasion of exotic plants along steep mountain streams, western Oregon. Geomorphology 78, 107 ­ 123

J.A. Jones and D.A. Post. 2004. Seasonal and successional streamflow response to forest cutting and regrowth in the northwest and eastern United States. Water Resources Research, 40, W05203, doi:10.1029/2003WR002952.

G.W.Moore, B.J. Bond, J.A. Jones, N.Phillips, and F.C. Meinzer. 2004. Structural and compositional controls on transpiration in a 40- and 450-yr-old riparian forest in western Oregon, USA. Tree Physiology 24: 481-491.

D. Greenland, F. Bierlmaier, M. Harmon, J. Jones, A. McKee, J. Means, F. Swanson, C. Whitlock. Pp. 393-410 in Greenland, D., D.G. Goodin, and R.C. Smith, eds. 2003. Climate variability and ecosystem response at the H. J. Andrews Long-Term Ecological Research site. In Climate variability and ecosystem response at long-term ecological research sites. Oxford, New York.

B.C. Wemple and J.A. Jones. 2003. Runoff production on forest roads in a steep, mountain catchment. Water Resources Research 39, doi:10.1029/2002WR001744.

J. Faustini and J.A. Jones. 2003. Influence of large woody debris on channel morphology and dynamics in steep, boulder-rich mountain streams, western Cascades, Oregon. Geomorphology 51(1-3): 187 - 205.

T.A. Spies, D.E. Hibbs, J.A. Ohmann, G.H. Reeves, R.J. Pabst, F.J. Swanson, C. Whitlock, J.A. Jones, B.C. Wemple, L.A. Parendes, and B. Schrader. pp. 31-67 in S.D. Hobbs, J.P. Hayes, R.L. Johnson, G.H. Reeves, T.A. Spies, J.C. Tappeiner, and G.E. Wells, eds. 2003. The ecological basis of forest ecosystem management in the Oregon Coast Range. Forest and stream management in the Oregon Coast Range, Oregon State University Press, Corvallis.

Forman, R.T.T., D. Sperling, J.A. Bissonette, A.P. Clevenger, C.D. Cutshall, V.H. Dale, L. Fahrig, R. France, C.R. Goldman, K. Heanue, J.A. Jones, F.J. Swanson, T. Turrentine, and T.C. Winter. 2003 .Road ecology: science and solutions. Island Press, Washington, DC.

Recent Graduate Students

Katherine Jones, MS Geography, 2016. Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Tree Establishment in the M1 Meadow of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest.

Alexandra A. Savotkina, PhD, Geography, 2016. Nuclear Power Plant Siting in the Columbia River Basin: Current Trends, Effects of Climate Change, and Associated Uncertainties.

Candice Michelle Weems, PhD, Geography, 2016. Examining the spatial distribution of park access and trajectories of gentrification in Seattle, Washington 1990 - 2010.

Edward Helderop, MS Geography, 2015. Diversity, Generalization, and Specialization in Plant-Pollinator Networks of Montane Meadows, Western Cascades, Oregon.

Kathleen M. Moore, PhD, Geography, 2015. Optimizing Reservoir Operations to Adapt to 21st Century Expectations of Climate and Social Change in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon

Will L'Hommedieu, MS, Water Resources Engineering, 2014. Depth-dependent effects of an engineered log jam on simulated flow structure and complexity

Keith Jennings, MS, Water Resources Science, 2014. Precipitation-Snowmelt Timing and Snowmelt Augmentation of Large Peak Flow Events, Western Cascades, Oregon.

John Hammond, MS, Water Resources Science, 2014. Trends in Streamflow Above and Below Dams Across the Columbia River Basin from 1950 to 2012: Assessing Sub-basin Sensitivity

Lucy Romeo, MS, Geography, 2014. Spatial Distribution and the Probability of Occurrence of Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in Alaskan Arctic

Brian Marc Wilson, MS, Environmental Sciences, 2013
Topographic heterogeneity and the spatial pattern of air temperature in a mountain landscape.

Vera W. Pfeiffer, MS, Geography, 2012
Influence of Spatial and Temporal Factors on Plants, Pollinators and Plant-pollinator Interactions in Montane Meadows of the Western Cascades Range.

Tracy A. Kugler, PhD, Geography, 2011
A multi-scale comparative study of shape and sprawl in metropolitan regions of the United States

Steven A. Highland, PhD, Geography, 2011
A Historic and Contemporary Ecology of Western Cascade Meadows: Archeology, Vegetation, and Macromoth Ecology

William C. Clark, MS, Geography, 2011
Road networks, timber harvest, and the spread of Phytophthera root rot infestations of Port-Orford cedar in southwest Oregon

Alexis Smoluk, MS, Geography, 2011
Geographic Distributions of Prey of the Northern Spotted Owl in the Central Western Cascades, Oregon, 1988-2009

Kendra L. Hatcher, MS, Geography, 2011
Interacting Effects of Climate, Forest Dynamics, Landforms, and River Regulations on Streamflow Trends since 1950: Examples from the Willamette Basin and Forested Headwater Sites in the US

Alan J. Tepley, PhD, Geography, Forest Science, 2010
Age Structure, Developmental Pathways, and Fire Regime Characterization of Douglas-fir/Western Hemlock Forests in the Central Western Cascades of Oregon

Kathleen M. Moore, MS, Geography, 2010
Trends in streamflow from old growth forested watersheds in the western Cascades

Jay Frentress, MS, Water Resource Science, 2010
Stream DOC, nitrate, chloride, and SUVA response to land use during winter baseflow conditions in sub-basins of the Willamette River basin, OR

Yarrow M. Murphy, MS, Water Resources Engineering, 2009
Stream Channel Stability and Sensitivity to Landscape History and Land Use Changes in Kelley Creek, Portland, Oregon.

Jeremy M. Adams, MS, 2008
Soil Transport on a Forested Hillslope: Quantifying Baseline Rates of Surface Erosion, Jim's Creek, Willamette National Forest, Oregon. Employer: Willamette National Forest, Oregon.

Michele M. Dailey, MS, 2008
Meadow Classification in the Willamette National Forest and Conifer Encroachment Patters in the Chucksney-Grasshopper Meadow Complex, Western Cascade Range, Oregon. Currently Analyst, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Hood River, Oregon.

Timothy D. Perry, MS, 2007
Do Vigorous Young Forests Reduce Streamflow? Results from up to 54 Years of Streamflow Records in Eight Paired-watershed Experiments in the H. J. Andrews and South Umpqua Experimental Forests. Currently Assistant Project Manager, The Heschong Mahone Group (energy consultants), California.

Aaron Arthur, MS, 2007
Thirty-five years of forest succession in southwest Oregon: Vegetation response to three distinct logging treatments. Currently Field Botanist, WRA, Inc. Environmental Consultants, San Rafael, California.