Ecological Science for Protected Areas and People in an Urbanizing World
Ecological Science for Protected Areas and People in an Urbanizing World

Our team explores ecological patterns and processes in human-dominated ecosystems.  We conduct basic and use-inspired research through multi-disciplinary collaborations to inform environmental policy, protect and restore wildlands, and enhance human benefits from nature.

Recent papers

2018. C. Holmes, H. Heavenrich, E. Shock, and S.J. Hall. Trace Metal Content of Community Garden Soils and Plants in metro Phoenix, AZ. Report prepared for a coalition of community gardens in metro Phoenix.

2018.  S.J. Hall, D.P. Huber, R. Flint Hughes. Invasion of Hawaiian rainforests by an introduced amphibian predator and N2-fixing tree increases soil N2O emissions.  Ecosphere, https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2416

Can we reconcile human development and wild cat conservation? Dr. @ValeriaBoron blogs about her research with @Panthera_Col, that caught jaguars, pumas, ocelots, and jaguarundis on camera slinking through under-studied agricultural areas. Read: https://t.co/vntYw1bJRc

Soil lead content was higher than the CA screening level (80 mg Pb/kg) in 3 out of 5 community gardens in metro Phoenix, from both in-ground and raised beds. But good news! -- Pb content of leafy greens was at or below limits set by the EU. https://t.co/lH4C9KBBAr @caplter

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