Richard Hall

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine

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Ph.D. – Cambridge University, UK
M.A., M.Sc. – Oxford University, UK

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Prospective graduate students: Please email me with a CV and a brief statement of research interests if you are interested in working with me. Be aware that the research focus of the lab is on using theoretical and computational approaches to address ecological issues; students who wish to pursue research requiring large amounts of field or lab work would be better off applying elsewhere.

Prospective undergraduate students: I encourage students looking to gain experience in ecological modeling to contact me. I’m also happy to discuss bird-related projects.

Areas of Expertise
  • Population ecology
  • Disease ecology
  • Movement ecology
  • Theoretical ecology
Research Interests
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Population Dynamics and Global Change
  • Conservation Biology
  • Disease Ecology
  • Migration Ecology
Selected Publications

Hall, R. J., Brown, L. M., & Altizer, S. (2016). Modeling vector-borne disease risk in migratory animals under climate change. Integrative and Comparative Biology, icw049.

Becker, D. J., & Hall, R. J. (2016). Heterogeneity in patch quality buffers metapopulations from pathogen impacts. Theoretical Ecology, 9(2), 197-205.

Hall, R. J. (2016). Commentary: Hybridization helps colonizers become conquerors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(36), 9963-9964.

Dallas, T., Hall, R. J., & Drake, J. M. (2016). Competition‐mediated feedbacks in experimental multispecies epizootics. Ecology, 97(3), 661-670.

Taylor, C. M., Laughlin, A. J., & Hall, R. J. (2016). The response of migratory populations to phenological change: a Migratory Flow Network modelling approach. Journal of Animal Ecology, 85(3), 648-659.

Hall, R. J., Altizer, S., & Bartel, R. A. (2014). Greater migratory propensity in hosts lowers pathogen transmission and impacts. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83(5), 1068-1077.