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Dr. Julia E. Earl

Assistant Professor

Department: Biological Sciences

Phone: 318.257.2667

Fax: 318.257.4574


Office: CTLH 123

Address: 1 Adams Blvd

P.O. Box 3179

Ruston, LA 71272



  • BS, Environmental Studies, Emory University, 2003
  • MS, Water Science, Murray State University, 2007
  • PhD, Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, 2012

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Earl is an Assistant Professor in the School of Biological Sciences. She teaches in the Biology and Environmental Science degree programs.  Dr. Earl has always been interested nature and environmental issues since playing in the mountains of North Carolina as a child.  She has deepened these interests through her research and service. Her lab focuses on amphibian conservation and connections between pond and forest ecosystems. She is particularly interested in the effects of tree leaves and their chemistry on aquatic ecosystems. Dr. Earl mentors undergraduate and master’s students to do research within her lab.  Dr. Earl is also the faculty advisor for Students for Environmental Action (SEA) and the community environmental organization Green Ruston with the goal of increasing sustainability on Louisiana Tech University’s campus and in the city of Ruston.

Research Interests

  • Conservation Biology
  • Aquatic-Terrestrial Linkages
  • Amphibian Ecology
  • Aquatic Insects
  • Water Quality

Courses Taught

  • BISC 255 Environmental Sustainability
  • BISC/ENSC 212 Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
  • BISC 450/516 Global Change Ecology
  • BISC 450/516 Freshwater Ecology
  • BISC 535 Statistical Model Ranking
  • BISC 450/516 Amphibian Declines

Scholarly Activity

Units and Center Appointments

  • School of Biological Sciences


  • Environmental Movie Night
  • Students for Environmental Action (SEA) Faculty Advisor
  • Green Ruston