About Me


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

I am a Mozilla Fellow and marine data scientist at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). As Science Program Lead for the Ocean Health Index (OHI), I work to bridge marine science, data science, and management, and I lead trainings through OHI, NCEAS, Software Carpentry, RLadies, and Eco-Data-Science. I earned my PhD from Stanford University in 2012.

email: lowndes at nceas.ucsb.edu

github: @jules32

twitter: @juliesquid

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.

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

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