Academic Coordinator, MLWS Program
MacMillan 156B, 2357 Main Mall
University of British Columbia, MSc
University of British Columbia, BSc
Julie Wilson's research interests involve the assessment of the quality and quantity of freshwater resources, including surface and groundwater. She is broadly interested in how different land use practices affect water resources and how this, in turn, affects human development (e.g. food and energy production). These issues were the basis of her M.Sc. research at UBC (2010). A better understanding and management of land-water linkages and cumulative effects will help to improve human health and environmental sustainability.
Julie’s professional and research goals have evolved towards science outreach and communication: strengthening connections between the academic community and the public, policy makers, the private sector, youth, and more. Science education and literacy is also an emerging field of interest. See other programs that Julie has been involved with at UBC including the NSERC CREATE program, TerreWEB, and also the SOILx and Soil4Youth programs.
Krzic, M., J. E. Wilson, P. Hazlett and A. Diochon. 2019. Soil Science Education Practices Used in Canadian Postsecondary, K-12, and Informal Settings. Natural Sciences Education, 48:190015.http://doi.org/10.4195/nse2019.09.0015
Rose, A., J. E. Wilson and L. M. Lavkulich. 2017. Analysis of Impervious Surface Area, and the Impacts on Soil-Based Agriculture and the Hydrologic Cycle: A Case Study in the Agricultural Land Reserve in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Agricultural Sciences, 8, 837-856. https://doi.org/10.4236/as.2017.88062
Wang, Y., J. E. Wilson , D. Brayshaw and L. M. Lavkulich. 2017. Effects of aggregate extraction on water storage in the Pepin Creek watershed, BC, Canada. Natural Resources, 8, 461-477. https://doi.org/10.4236/nr.2017.87030
Wilson, J. E., J. Zhang, C. Lomas, L. M. Lavkulich and R. Yada. 2017. Instructors' perspectives on learning technologies in the multidisciplinary Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Canada. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 7(10): 772-782. https://doi.org/10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.10.971