Julie Beagle is SFEI’s Deputy Program Director of the Resilient Landscapes Program, and a lead scientist for the organization’s climate adaptation efforts. Her work focuses on adaptation to sea level rise using nature-based strategies, and integrating science and policy to provide short and long-term adaptation pathways for use in planning processes. She developed the Operational Landscape Unit project as a way to facilitate integrated regional shoreline adaptation strategies. She is also focused on piloting new shoreline infrastructure adaptation strategies. She has led multiple projects and focus areas at SFEI, including restoration work in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, and advancing the science of riparian habitats, including Sycamore Alluvial Woodlands.
Julie joined SFEI in 2010 as a geomorphologist, with a focus on fluvial and tidal geomorphic processes in the San Francisco Bay Delta watershed. Previously, Julie worked at the California Land Stewardship Institute and served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in agroforestry in West Africa. She has a bachelor of arts in history and environmental science from the Barnard College of Columbia University, and a Master of Landscape Architecture with an emphasis in environmental planning from the University of California at Berkeley.