Lucas K. Hall
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: Center Court E7
Phone: 909-607-8279
Office Hours: Mondays: 3-5p; Tuesdays: 1-3p
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Educational Background:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham Young University
PhD, MS Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation, Brigham Young University
BS Zoology (Chemistry minor), Weber State University
BA Spanish, Weber State University

Courses Taught:
Conservation Ecology & Management
Introduction to Biology
Field Biology

Research Interests:
My broad research interests include determining how environmental and anthropogenic influences shape community assemblages of wildlife. I have worked with a variety of species including feral horses, elk, deer, pronghorn, mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, raccoons, beavers, raptors, shorebirds, songbirds, river otters, bats, snakes, rodents, and insects. Most recently, I have been studying how species of desert bats will likely respond to contemporary climate change as it manifests via megadroughts in deserts and how this will impact bat communities. I am also interested in how invasive species disrupt the integrity of native communities. For example, I have been studying how feral horses displace native wildlife at water sources and the effect that has on the composition of wildlife communities over space and time.
Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   Nix, JN, RG Howell, LK Hall, and BR McMillan . (2018). The influence of periodic increases of human activity on crepuscular and nocturnal mammals: testing the weekend effect. Behavioural Processes   146: 16-21. Abstract
2.   Hall, LK, CT Lambert, RT Larsen, RN Knight, and BR McMillan . (2016). Will climate change leave some desert bat species thirstier than others?. Biological Conservation   201: 284-292. Abstract
3.   Day, CC, MD Westover, LK Hall, RT Larsen, BR McMillan . (2016). Comparing direct and indirect methods to estimate detection rates and site use of a cryptic semi-aquatic carnivore. Ecological Indicators   230-234: . Abstract
4.   Hall, LK, MD Westover, CC Day, RT Larsen, RN Knight, and BR McMillan . (2016). Influence of exotic horses on the use of water by communities of native wildlife in a semi-arid environment. Journal of Arid Environments   127: 100-105. Abstract
5.   Hall, LK, CC Day, MD Westover, RJ Edgel, RT Larsen, RN Knight, and BR McMillan . (2013). Vigilance of kit foxes at water sources: a test of competing hypotheses for a solitary carnivore subject to predation. Behavioural Processes   94: 76-82. Abstract
6.   Hall, LK, RT Larsen, RN Knight, KD Bunnell, and BR McMillan . (2013). Water developments and canids in two North American deserts: a test of the indirect effect of water hypothesis. PLoS ONE   8: 1-8. Abstract
7.   Hall, LK . (2012). Effect of cheatgrass on abundance of the North American deermouse (Peromyscus maniculatus). Southwestern Naturalist   57: 166-169. Abstract
8.   Hall, LK, and JF Cavitt . (2012). Comparative study of trapping methods for ground-nesting shorebirds. Waterbirds   35: 342-346. Abstract
9.   Hall, LK, and JF Cavitt . (2011). Diet of Coluber constrictor mormon (Western Yellow-bellied Racer) and Pituophis catenifer deserticola (Great Basin Gopher Snake). Herpetological Review   42: 285-286.
10.   Hall, LK, JF Mull, and JF Cavitt . (2009). Relationship between cheatgrass coverage and the relative abundance of snakes on Antelope Island, Utah. Western North American Naturalist   69: 88-95. Abstract