About Me


Hi, I'm Julia, or Julie, or Jules.

I am a marine data scientist and Mozilla Fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), working to increase the value and practice of open environmental science through Openscapes and the Ocean Health Index. I teach through Eco-Data-Science and RLadies, NCEAS, and Software Carpentry. I earned my PhD from Stanford University in 2012 studying drivers and impacts of Humboldt squid in a changing climate.

email: lowndes at nceas.ucsb.edu

github: @jules32

twitter: @juliesquid

web: openscapes.org

         ohi-science.org

Interests


Blogs and Talks


Bridging marine science with open data science.
All materials are available online; workshops and tutorials can serve as self-paced courses.
Also see our marine data science in action: ohi-science.org/news.

Building communities of practice around environmental open data science — talk at the Palo Alto University Rotary Club Meeting 2019-02-08

My Fellowship with Mozilla: Building communities of practice around environmental open data science — seminar at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis 2018-11-07

The power of open science: experience from the Ocean Health Index — invited seminar at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 2018-10-24

Software Carpentry — 2-day workshop at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) 2018-10-22 (Intro to data science book)

What is the Ocean Health Index Toolbox and how can it help you? — invited webinar at the Helmholz Open Science Institute 2018-07-12

The power of open science: experience from the Ocean Health Index — invited seminar at the National University of Samoa 2018-05-22

The power of open science: experience from the Ocean Health Index — invited seminar at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California, USA 2018-04-05

Data integration and team science — 4 day workshop at NCEAS, California, USA 2018-03-12

The power of open science: experience from the Ocean Health Index — invited keynote talk at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels 2018-02-27

Better science in less time using open data science tools — invited seminar at Cal State University Monterey Bay 2017-12-04

Software Carpentry — 2-day workshop at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) 2017-11-30 (Intro to data science book)

Reproducible Research: Better science in less time — invited webinar for DataONE 2017-10-10

Better science in less time using data science tools: How open data science tools have improved our science — invited talk at Cal Poly 2017-09-29

Data Carpentry: Open and Reproducible Ecology — 2-day workshop at the University of California Merced 2017-08-17

Better science in less time — website to accompany our Nature Ecology & Evolution publication 2017-05-23

Better science in less time — open data science for marine science and management — talk at NCEAS Roundtable 2017-05-24 [video]

Transforming how we approach marine science for management — talk at EBM Tools Network Webinar 2017-05-02 [video]

Making free websites with RStudio’s R Markdown — tutorial at NCEAS 2016-12-14

Better science in less time using data science tools — talk at WSN Conference 2016-11-15

Being a marine data scientist — invited talk at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station 2016-10-21 [video]

Resources for R and Data Science — blog 2016-09-29

Software Carpentry: Reproducible Science with RStudio and GitHub — 2-day workshop at Oxford University 2016-07-12

Software Carpentry — 2-day workshop at UC Santa Barbara 2016-04-15

“Open science” and why it matters — blog 2016-04-03

Introduction to RStudio Awesomeness — blog 2016-02-14

The Ocean Health Index and Shiny — talk at RStudio’s Shiny Conference 2016-01-30 [video] [blog]

Publications and Media