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Jonathan Hall

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, GEOGRAPHY

Johnathan’s research focuses on human impacts on species abundance and persistence. Specifically in how local culture and subsistence practices impact endangered and threatened species. His dissertation research focused on the impact the Bishnoi people of Rajasthan, India have on Indian vultures (Gyps indicus), blackbuck antelope (Antilope cervicapra), and the Khejeri tree (Prosopis cineraria).

Address: 135 Brooks HallPhone: (304)293-8559E-mail: jlhall@mail.wvu.edu

Education

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

Research

My research focuses on human impacts on species abundance and persistence. I am particularly interested in how local culture and subsistence practices impact endangered and threatened species. My dissertation research focused on the impact the Bishnoi people of Rajasthan, India have on Indian vultures (Gyps indicus), blackbuck antelope (Antilope cervicapra), and the Khejeri tree (Prosopis cineraria). The Bishnoi practice a unique “conservation centric” religion that is positively associated with the presence of key taxa in rural Rajasthan.

Recent Publications

  • Hall, J.C., Chhangani, A.K., Waite, T., Hamilton,I.M. (2012) The Impacts of La Niña induced drought and the Bishnoi people on Indian vulture (Gyps indicus) populations in Western Rajasthan. Bird Conservation International 22(3): 247-259.

Courses Taught

  • Biogeography (GEOG 307)-Spring 2013

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