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.

Latest News from the Hall Lab

✿ New Nature at ASU website is live!

The Nature at ASU professional development community for ASU undergraduates is now live!  Nature at ASU's mission is to build, unite, empower, and sustain an inclusive community of students to study and protect Earth's diverse community of life and its wild habitats. ...

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✿ Kate Weiss wins a 2018 CAP Grad Grant

Congratulations, Kate, for receiving a grad grant from the CAP LTER! This summer, Kate will explore mammalian functional diversity across a gradient of urbanization in the Phoenix Valley. She'll be working with Sharon and members of the Lewis lab, who are setting up...

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Recent papers

2019.  Padullés Cubino, J. Cavender-Bares, S. E. Hobbie, D.E. Pataki, M.L. Avolio, L.E. Darling, K.L. Larson, S.J. Hall, P.M. Groffman, T.L.E. Trammell, M.K. Steele, J.M. Grove& C. Neill. Contribution of non-native plants to the phylogenetic homogenization of US yard floras. Ecosphere, in press.

2019.  Word, M.L., S.J. Hall, B. Robinson, B. Manneh, A. Beye, and A.J. Cease.Soil-targeted interventions could alleviate locust and grasshopper pressure in West Africa. Science of the Total Environment. Science of the Total Environment, 663: 632-643. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.313

2018.  Padullés Cubino, J. Cavender-Bares, S. E. Hobbie, D.E. Pataki, M.L. Avolio, L.E. Darling, K.L. Larson, S.J. Hall, P.M. Groffman, T.L.E. Trammell, M.K. Steele, J.M. Grove& C. Neill. Drivers of plant richness and phylogenetic composition in urban yards at the continental scale. Landscape Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0744-7.

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

Very proud of this one!! New paper out from @ManuSaunders @Mozziebites @TanyaLatty Mary Whitehouse and myself.
We explore how to encourage more sustainable methods of pest control in cities
https://t.co/qDRTG6IOT8

My piece in @guardian on why we should let spiders live in our houses & gardens https://t.co/orh8uGTV6u + me learning to have fun with Q&A

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