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Julia Jones

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Professor

Discipline: Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Marine Resource Management
Office: Wilkinson 220
Phone: 541-737-1224
Fax: 541-737-1200
Email: jonesj@geo.oregonstate.edu
Vita or Résumé (PDF)

Specialty

Spatio-temporal statistics, forest hydrology, landscape ecology, surface processes, biogeography

Research Interests

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

Education

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

Courses

GEO 102 - Surface of the Earth
GEO 324 - Biogeography
GEO 541 - Spatial Analysis in Ecology and Earth Science
GEO 546 - Advanced Landscape Ecology
GEO 548 - Advanced field methods in geomorphology and landscape ecology

Graduate Students

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.

Barbara Geren, MS, 2006
Predicting sediment delivery from small catchments in the western Cascades of Oregon using the disturbed WEPP model.

Samantha Sheehy, MS, 2006
Exotic Plant Species Dynamics from 1994 to 2005 on Road Networks in Forested Landscapes of Western Oregon.

Sam Littlefield, MS, 2005
Patterns of Chronic Wind Mortality in a Small, Old-growth Pseudotsuga menziesii Forest in the Western Cascades, Oregon.

Michele Punke, PhD, 2005
Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of an Active Margin Coast from the Pleistocene to the Present: Examples from Southwestern Oregon.

Lisa Vannatta, MS, 2005
Forest Harvest Patterns on Private Land in Western Oregon from 1972 to 2002

Danielle Robbins, MS, Forest Resources
Temporal and Spatial Variability of Historic Fire Frequency in the Southern Willamette Valley Foothills of Oregon.

Sheryl Giglia, MS, 2004
Spatial and Temporal Patterns of "Super-old" Douglas-fir Trees of the Central Western Cascades, Oregon

Nicholas Watterson, MS, 2004
Exotic plant invasion from roads to stream networks in steep forested landscapes of western Oregon.

Georgianne Moore, PhD, 2003
Drivers of Variability in Transpiration and Implications for Stream Flow in Forests of Western Oregon.

Nicole Czarnomski, MS, 2003
Effects of Harvest and Roads on In-stream Wood Abundance in the Blue River Basin, Western Cascades, Oregon.

Deana Pennington>, PhD, 2002
Structural and Functional Comparison of Human-Impacted and Natural Forest Landscapes in the Western Cascades of Oregon.

Recent Grants Received

REU Site: EcoInformatics Summer Institute. National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education. D. Tullos, PI, J.A. Jones, co-PI. 9/2010-9/2013. $296,784. NSF 1005175.

CDI-Type I: Novel machine learning models for predicting species distributions in response to climate change. National Science Foundation, Computer Science. Weng-Keen Wong, PI; M.G. Betts, J.A. Jones co-PIs. 9/30/09-9/30/12. $609,505. NSF 091748.

International planning visit: Climate change effects on streamflow from mid-latitude conifer forests – a collaboration between Oregon and Chile. National Science Foundation Office of International Science and Education. J.A. Jones, PI. 12/08-11/10. $18,480. NSF 0917697.

Long-term ecological research at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest LTER: LTER6. National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology, B. Bond, PI; M.E. Harmon, S.L. Johnson, J.A. Jones, T. Spies, co-PIs. 12/08-11/14. $5,800,000.

Summer Institute in Ecosystem Informatics. National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, J.A. Jones, co-PI, D. Tullos, PI, T. Dietterich, K. O'Connell, E. Thomann, co-PIs, 6/06-6/10, $581,291.

Ecosystem Informatics at OSU: Integrating Mathematics, Computer Science/Engineering, and Ecosystem Science to study complex problems. Oregon State University, J.A. Jones, PI; B. D'Ambrosio, T. Dietterich, M. Harmon, and E. Thomann, co-PIs. 10/04-9/09. $1,500,000.

IGERT: Ecosystem Informatics. NSF Division of Graduate Research and Education, J.A. Jones, PI; B. D'Ambrosio, T. Dietterich, M. Harmon, and E. Waymire, co-PIs. 10/03-0/08. $3,900,000.

Long-term ecological research at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest LTER: LTER5. National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology, M. Harmon, PI; B.J. Bond, S.L. Johnson, J.A. Jones, F.J. Swanson, co-PIs). 12/02-11/08. $4,200,000.

IGERT: Ecosystem Informatics (J.A. Jones, PI; B. D’Ambrosio, T. Dietterich, M. Harmon, and E. Waymire, co-PIs). 10/03-9/08. $3,900,000.

Long-term ecological research at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest LTER: LTER5 (M. Harmon, PI; B.J. Bond, S.L. Johnson, J.A. Jones, F.J. Swanson, co-PIs). 12/02-11/08. $4,200,000.

A spatially-distributed GIS-based model of temperatures in a stream network. (Jones and S.L. Johnson, co-PIs). National Science Foundation, Geography and Regional Sciences. 9/99-8/02. $130,000.

Long-term Ecological Research at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest: LTER4. (co-PI). National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology. 10/96-9/'02. $3,200,000. Jones manages portion for hydrology and small watershed synthesis, $40,000/yr.

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Publications

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.