Julia A. Jones is a professor in the Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses related to spatial statistics, landscape ecology, and geographical analysis of watershed dynamics. Her research interests include the hydrological effects of road networks in National Forest land, roadside plants, physical stream processes, and the spatio-temporal analysis of ecological and physical processes at landscape to regional scales. Dr. Jones received a B.A. in economic development from Hampshire College and an M.A. in international relations and a Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She served as a research assistant at Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C., and as associate professor in geography and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.