Vanessa Hull

Vanessa Hull

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Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability


Ph.D., Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2014
M.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2006
B.S., Animal Behavior (minor- Chinese), Bucknell University, 2004

Vanessa Hull was a graduate student in CSIS from 2004-2014. During this time, she served as a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Michigan State University Distinguished Fellow, and Taylor International Engagement Fellow. Her doctoral research dealt with examining spatio-temporal patterns of giant panda habitat selection in the coupled human and natural system of Wolong Nature Reserve.  

She has also participated in a wide variety of other research topics, including examining environmental attitudes of urban Chinese, forest recovery after a natural disaster, reproduction in captive giant pandas, population source-sink dynamics, and global sustainability. Her postdoctoral research examined various topics related to giant panda ecology and conservation, coupled human and natural systems, and telecoupling.

Research Interests
Wildlife ecology and management, conservation biology, landscape ecology