Sharon Hall

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Advisory Board Member, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874501
Tempe, AZ 85287-4501
480-965-5650
Email: sharonjhall@asu.edu
Web: http://www.halllab.asu.edu/

Biography

Dr. Hall studies the consequences of human activity on the cycling of nutrients within and between terrestrial ecosystems. She uses an experimental approach to pursue questions across ecosystem types (tropical, temperate, arid, urban) and at multiple scales (microbial to regional and global). Her current research investigates 1) the effects of anthropogenic nutrient deposition of carbon and nitrogen on ecosystem processes, and 2) the effects of land use on land cover on ecosystem functioning. Dr. Hall teaches courses on biology and society, soil ecology, and the socio-ecology of residential landscapes.

Expertise

biogeochemistry; land use change; agriculture; soil processes; environmental choices; air quality; ecosystem services

Education

    Ph.D., Soil Science, University of California - Berkeley, 1998

    Ed.M., Education, Harvard University, 1992

    B.S., Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 1990

Journal Articles

In Press

Polsky, C., J. M. Grove, C. Knudson, P. M. Groffman, N. Bettez, J. Cavender-Bares, S. J. Hall, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, L. A. Ogden, J. O’Neill-Dunne, D. E. Pataki, R. R. Chowdhury and M. K. Steele. In Press. Assessing the homogenization of urban land management with an application to US residential lawncare. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1323995111.

2014

Groffman, P. M., J. Cavender-Bares, N. D. Bettez, J. M. Grove, S. J. Hall, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, J. Oneill-Dunne, L. Ogden, D. E. Pataki, C. Polsky, R. R. Chowdhury and M. K. Steele. 2014. Ecological homogenization of urban America. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12(1):74-81. DOI: 10.1890/120374. (link)

2013

Hall, S. J., J. Trujillo, D. K. Nakase, C. A. Strawhacker, M. Kruse-Peeples, H. Schaafsma and J. M. Briggs. 2013. Legacies of prehistoric agricultural practices within plant and soil properties across an arid ecosystem. Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s10021-013-9681-0. (link)

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Posters

2014

Barton, E. M., M. Morgan, J. K. Learned, S. J. Hall and B. L. Ruddell. 2014. A comparison of yard-scale climates in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Christman, M., B. A. Ball and S. J. Hall. 2014. Nutrient dynamics during photodegradation for Ambrosia deltoidea litter in an arid, urban ecosystem.. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Cook, E. M. and S. J. Hall. 2014. Spatial distribution of ecologically relevant urban air pollutants in Sonoran Desert. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposum and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

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Presentations

2009

Cook, E., C. Strawhacker, K. L. Larson and S. J. Hall. 2009. Values and other social drivers of the management and ecological properties of residential landscapes in Phoenix, Arizona. Presentation at the August 2-7, 2009 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

Grimm, N. B., E. Cook, S. R. Earl, R. L. Hale, S. J. Hall, H. E. Hartnett, D. Iwaniec, E. K. Larson, M. R. McHale and R. A. Sponseller. 2009. Ecosystem biogeochemical function and services in an urbanizing desert region. Presentation December 14-18 at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

Hall, S. J., R. A. Sponseller, N. B. Grimm, D. P. Huber, C. F. Clark, S. L. Collins, J. P. Kaye and J. O. Allen. 2009. Ecosystem response to the urban atmosphere in the Sonoran Desert. Presentation at the August 2-7, 2009 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

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Conference Papers

2011

Trujillo, J. E., M. Kruse-Peeples, S. J. Hall, K. A. Spielmann and D. K. Nakase. 2011. Legacies on the landscape: Long-term socio-ecological interaction in the southwestern United States. In: Eaton, M. and P. Landres eds., May 24-28, 2010. Albuquerque, NM. Proceedings RMRS-P-000. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mount.

Reports

2009

Larson, K. L., S. J. Hall, E. M. Cook, B. M. Funke, C. Strawhacker and V. K. Turner. 2009. Social-ecological dynamics of residential landscapes: Human drivers of management practices and ecological structure in an urban ecosystem context. Final Report from IGERT workshop Fall 2008 Schools of Geography, Sustainability, Life Science and Hu.

1999

Graf, W. L., L. Aben, L. Amoroso, J. R. Anderson, J. Armstrong, J. B. Bartley, V. Beauchamp, J. R. Cox, J. Curro, B. Dveris, J. W. Edmonds, S. Fairchild, K. C. Fergason, M. Fonstad, R. Gomes, S. J. Hall, M. Henze, G. Hilley, J. Johnson, C. Johnson, J. Keane, C. Levine, S. McGuire, C. O'Day, E. Prudhomme, R. Richter, W. J. Roach, M. Roberge, N. Villa, R. Vose, Z. Washburn, J. R. Welter and M. Zoldack. 1999. Hydraulics and history: Channel change on the Salt River in the Phoenix metropolitan area. As part of the CAP LTER project. Student and faculty created book containing preliminary research results. .