Julian Dann is a first-year masters student working with Bob Bolton and Paul Leonard on snow distribution in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as it relates to tundra health and oil & gas infrastructure.
Before coming to AK CASC, Julian worked on the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment Arctic (NGEE-Arctic) team based out of Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico. There he participated in a variety of projects including: analysis of synthetic aperture radar signals, fine scale mapping using UAS-borne photogrammetry and LiDAR, and understanding snow distribution patterns in small watersheds. Of particular interest to him is remote sensing, practicing science communication, and photography.
In his free time, Julian enjoys riding bikes (will learn to adapt to fat biking), climbing, camping, and downhill skiing. His goal this winter is to go down a hill on cross country skis without feeling out of control!
Julian received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Physics and Astronomy (2017) with a thesis on gas and dust in the interstellar medium immediately surrounding our solar system.
Role at AK CASC: Fellow
Affiliations: UAF Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, UAF International Arctic Research Center, and University of Alaska Fairbanks