Julie Winkler is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University. Her research interests include applied climatology, synoptic climatology, the use of climate projections in climate change assessments, and the potential impacts of climate variability and change on agriculture and natural resources.
The overall goal of her research, which is both local and international in scope, is to provide useful climate information to assist decision makers. She was the 2013-2014 President of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) and is the 2017 recipient of the AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors. In February 2016, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the AAG Climate Specialty Group. A Fellow of the American Meteorological Society since 2005, she is among the winners of the organization’s Charles Franklin Brooks Award.