- Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois, 2003-2005
- Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003
- B.S., Cornell University, 1997
Jordan Hall 239
Hall Lab website
I study interactions between species and their environment at population, community, and ecosystem levels. I especially focus on the community ecology of disease in wildlife. I use freshwater plankton to study these interactions. Plankton provide an ideal system because they interact strongly, are readily manipulated in the lab and field, reproduce quickly, and supply crucial functioning to freshwater ecosystems.
My research program hinges on:
Combined, these approaches help me rigorously test logical, relevant ideas.
Leibold MA, Hall SR, Smith VH, Lytle DA. Herbivory enhances the diversity of primary producers in pond ecosystems. Ecology. 2017 Jan;98(1):48-56. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1636.
Hite JL, Bosch J, Fernández-Beaskoetxea S, Medina D, Hall SR. Joint effects of habitat, zooplankton, host stage structure and diversity on amphibian chytrid. Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Jul 27;283(1835). pii: 20160832. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0832.