This is a past event.
The Ecosystem Science Center welcomes invited guest Dr. Sharon Jae Hall, Professor at Arizona State University, as part of the Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series. Dr. Hall will present "Cities as Laboratories of Social-Ecological Change: Nature and Equity in an Urbanizing World."
Bio: Dr. Sharon Jae Hall is an ecosystem ecologist with interests in conservation, inclusive ecology, and the dynamic relationship between humans and the environment. She is interested in questions such as: How do humans change ecological systems, and how do these changes in turn affect human behavior? What types of ecosystem and landscape management practices enhance environmental quality and human well-being? She grew up in Oakland, CA, graduated with a B.S. in Biology with a focus in Neuroscience, and became interested in the environment after spending the better part of a year diving in the kelp forests of Monterey Bay while teaching at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She pursued a Master's degree in Education to get more experience in teaching, and then completed a Ph.D. in Ecosystem Science. After a brief post-doc, she became a faculty member in the interdisciplinary Environmental Science Program at The Colorado College. In 2005, she joined the faculty in the School of Life Sciences at ASU. On a daily basis, Dr. Hall feels lucky to work with talented, curious students and colleagues on important questions related to ecology, conservation, and human-environment sustainability.