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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ARS 50th Anniversary Celebration

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50th Anniversary

National Scientific Leadership Meeting and
Annual Recognition Program

Proud Past and Promising Future
January 21-23, 2004
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Susan Herrod Julius



Susan JuliusSusan Julius is the Global Ecosystem Research and Assessment Coordinator with EPA's Global Change Research Program (GCRP). She has spent the last 12+ years at EPA focused largely on conducting assessments of the effects of climate change on ecosystems, and is responsible for developing GCRP's ecosystem research and assessment program. For the last several years, Ms. Julius has also been the co-chair of the Ecosystems Interagency Working Group of the Climate Change Science Program.

Ms. Julius manages interdisciplinary teams of physical and social scientists to examine the effects of climate change on water quality and aquatic ecosystems. Her research interests include not only the ecological effects of global changes, but also the socioeconomic impacts of ecological changes. Her current research projects include: developing an ecosystem services framework that will provide methods for measuring, modeling, and estimating the ecosystem service impacts of global changes within specific watersheds; analyzing the effects of climate and land use change on ecosystem services in the San Francisco and San Pedro watersheds; and developing an ecological risk assessment framework to evaluate risks posed by climate change to threatened and endangered species. Past research has focused on effects of climate change on passerines, shorebirds, ducks in the prairie wetlands, and freshwater fish. She also has managed the development of an integrated assessment model for analyzing potential policy responses to climate change and a decision-support model for resource managers that applies the multi criteria methodology to adaptation policies for managing water resources.

Ms. Julius received her Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Her Masters degree is in Public Policy and Management from CMU's Heinz School.



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