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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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 using mobile GIS platforms, and threatened and endangered species surveys. Details about some of the projects that I have been involved in over the last decade are available on my personal website.
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