Profile of Dr. Julian Olden
Phone: (206) 616-3112
Current position: Associate Professor, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle
Olden is an Associate Professor whose research spans multiple levels of biological organization and modes of inquiry to study the ecology and conservation of freshwater ecosystems. Julian’s principal interests include ecohydrology (dams and river regulation), water resource management (science and implementation of environmental flows), fisheries ecology, invasion biology (science and development of management tools), and conservation biology (freshwater biogeography at local, regional and global scales). Olden recently participated in a working group “Assessing gaps and needs for invasive species management in a changing climate” funded by the EPA and hosted by the Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC. As a member of the Global River Sustainability Project, he has been heavily involved in a series of international workshops in the United States and Australia seeking to identify and model critical hydrological parameters for river basins across the globe.