Julien Brun is an Earth & Environmental Sciences Research Facilitator in the Research Data Services department at the UCSB Library. He was previously a Senior Data Scientist at the National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS). Julien helps researchers to make their research more collaborative and reproducible focusing on promoting data management and programming best / good enough practices.
Julien's scientific expertise is in ecohydrology, Earth observation techniques (remote sensing and GIS), and process-based modeling. Prior to conducting his PhD on the ecohydrological impacts of tropical cyclones in the Southeastern US, Julien conducted several projects on land cover change, vegetation monitoring, and disaster mapping for governmental and international (UNOPS and UNITAR) institutions.