Julie Edwards

School of Geography, Development, and Environment
Julie Edwards headshot

Julie Edwards is a PhD student in the School of Geography, Development, and Environment, and at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. Julie uses tree rings to understand past climate, and to identify and interpret climate extremes. Specifically, she has investigated the environmental impacts of volcanic eruptions and has published on this topic in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. In her research, Julie uses a wide range of tools, from cellular measurements of tree growth to global climate models. Julie holds a B.A. in Geography/Environmental Studies from UCLA and a M.A. in Geography from the University of Arizona. Before coming to the University of Arizona, Julie was a mapping technician at an international aid and development nonprofit, and a research assistant at both UCLA and California State University, Northridge. Julie hopes that her research will help policy makers and community leaders to make informed choices in our changing world. 


Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences