Sharon J. Hall
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences
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A bit of personal history: I grew up in Oakland, CA and graduated from Stanford University in 1990 with a B.S. in Biology with a focus in Neuroscience. I became interested in the environment after spending the better part of a year diving in the kelp forests of the Monterey Bay and teaching at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I pursued an Ed.M. degree at Harvard University in 1992, and then completed a Ph.D. in 1998 in Soil and Ecosystem Science at UC Berkeley. After a post-doc at the University of Colorado, I became a faculty member in the interdisciplinary Environmental Science Program at The Colorado College. In 2005, I joined the faculty in the School of Life Sciences at ASU. On a daily basis, I feel lucky to work with talented, curious students and colleagues on important questions related to ecology, conservation and human-environment sustainability.
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I hope to continue developing research questions that assess the efficacy of management techniques on controlling invasive species and forecast the effects of plant invasions on community diversity and productivity. My other research interests include social-ecological resilience to disturbance or invasion, threats to biodiversity (regional and global), land manager perceptions of invasive species, and ecological restoration.
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I joined the Hall lab in 2017 to pursue my interests in understanding urbanization’s impact on mammalian community ecology. Specifically, I am interested in how mammalian functional diversity, community structure, and population dynamics change with urbanization. My other interests include resilience and disturbance ecology, endangered species policy, and informal science education.
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You can read more about my adventures with the Hall Lab on my blog here!
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Prior to joining the Hall Lab in June of 2017, I worked at a research assistant at the Chicago Botanic Garden. During that time, I was involved in projects ranging from the macro to the molecular, and focused in the conservation of sensitive species and their habitats. Prior to joining the Chicago Botanic Garden, I spent seven years in environmental consulting where my work included conducting terrestrial and aquatic habitat assessments, aquatic baseline and impact studies, habitat mapping and modeling, and threatened and endangered species surveys.
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My dissertation work will focus on how urban and urban-influenced landscapes are changing over time, with a particular focus on residential plant communities. I am currently repeating a paired social and ecological survey of residential yard vegetation originally conducted in 2008 by a former Hall Lab student to measure how and why yards plant communities have changed over time (see more here: https://mmwheeler.github.io/phx_yard_change).
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As a fellow in the USU Climate Adaptation Science program, my thesis work focuses on mapping climate change exposure and landscape connectivity across various ecoregions of the US Intermountain West, with a focus on prioritizing protected area conservation for the resilience of regional biodiversity. For my dissertation work, I plan to investigate how the structure of urban landscapes broadly shapes how wildlife communities utilize city spaces and how landscape-driven behaviors affect the interactions between wildlife and urban residents. In this research, I aim to collaborate with wildlife managers and landscape planners in order to produce information with direct application toward the conservation and management in a rapidly changing world.