Jonathan Hall

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Assistant Professor


401T Mark Jefferson


[email protected]


Biology B.S., Morehouse College, 2005
Ecology Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2011

Interests and Expertise

My general research interests and expertise center around wildlife ecology and human-wildlife interactions. The two primary areas I explore these topics is with California condor conservation and hunting/foraging ecologies in the Global North. I use a variety of techniques including GPS telemetry, spatial modeling, field surveys & sampling, interviews, and remote sensing to answer questions about conservation, coexistence, and other social-ecological issues.


BIO 473/573 Concepts in Animal Physiology
ENVI 305W Current Topics in Environmental Science & Society

Publications and Presentations

Hall, J.C. (2021). Food security in the era of COVID-19: wild food provisioning during a global pandemic. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment, 43(2): 114-122.
Hall, J.C., Hong, I., Braham, M., Brandt, J., Burnett, J., Poessel, S., and Katzner, T. (2021). Seasonal, breeding status, and age-related variation in daily travel distance of an obligate soaring species, the California condor. Journal of Raptor Research, 55(3): 388-398.
Hall, J.C., Gum, H., and Pietkoski, K. (2020). Wild alternatives: accounting for and rethinking the relationship between wild game and food security in Appalachian food systems. Applied Geography. 
Hall, J.C., Braham, M.A., Nolan, L.A., Conley, J., Brandt, J., Mendenhall, L., Lanzone, M., McGann, A., and Katzner, T.E. (2019). Spatio-temporal dynamics of ground foraging ecology of California condors (Gymnogyps californianus) in the human-dominated landscape of Southern California. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 131(3).
Poessel, S.A., Duerr, A.E., Hall, J.C., Braham, M.A., and Katzner, T.E. (2018). Improving estimation of flight altitude in wildlife telemetry studies. Journal of Applied Ecology. 
Hall, J.C., Chhangani, A.K., and Warner, T.A. (2015) Spatial characteristics of nest sites of critically endangered Indian vultures (Gyps indicus) in Rajasthan, India. Indian Forester, 141(10): 1079-1083.
Hall, J.C. and Chhangani, A.K. (2015) Cultural tradition and wildlife conservation in the human-dominated landscape of rural Western Rajasthan, India. Indian Forester, 141(10): 1011-1019.
Hall, J.C. and Hamilton, I.M. (2014) Religious tradition of conservation associated with greater abundance of a keystone tree species in rural Western Rajasthan, India. Journal of Arid Environments, 103: 11-16.

Other Publications
Hall, J.C. (18 August 2021). Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia: Foraging and Relations with Jonathan Hall. Library of Congress. 
Hall, J.C. (8 October 2020). Condorology (condors & vultures) with Jonathan C. Hall. Ologies Podcast. 
Hall, J.C. (14 July 2020). Stories From an Ecologist and Aspiring Hunter. Breaking Green Ceilings Podcast, Episode 22. 
*most downloaded episode in show’s history
Hall, J.C. (26 February 2019). Notes from an angry Black hunter: guns, genocide, and the stolen ground you ‘own’. Rewire.News. 
Hall, J.C. (26 April 2018). Hunting while Black. Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown: West Virginia. Season 11. 

Additional Information

Dr. Hall's website