Julian Olden – Professor
I’m an ecologist with a huge heart for freshwater environments and the biological life that they support. Active in science communication, consuming craft beer and flat whites, and gently squeezing fish in the field.
Phone: (206) 616-3112
Office: Fisheries Bld, Room 318A
My research examines carbon transfer from aquatic plants and algae through the aquatic food webs of Washington’s high elevation lakes. Currently I’m exploring how edge (littoral) habitat and the density of stocked trout influence carbon transfers within the food web, with the goal of providing management and conservation insights to support productive ecosystem function in the future. I am co-advised by Gordon Holtgrieve.
I’m interested in the impacts of human manipulation of freshwater ecosystems via invasive species transmission and altered flow regimes, and conservation approaches to these effects. My current research examines spatial patterns in angler movement with the intention of identifying frequently-traveled pathways between lakes and reservoirs, a common vector for invasive species.
As a graduate student in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management program, I am interested in applying mathematical modeling and geospatial techniques to freshwater conservation questions and invasion biology. I look forward to supporting my modeling efforts with data from field sessions.