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Center for Sustainability
|Degree:||Postdoctoral Research in Sustainability Science
University of Maine
|Degree:||Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Texas A&M University
|Degree:||M.A. in Communication
|Damon Hall's research examines the interactions between social and ecological systems where science, policy, and culture meet. He is interested in trends in environmental decision-making, policy formation/implementation, and the sciences that are increasingly integrating local communities in planning. His research is transdisciplinary in that it engages stakeholders, managers, and scientists in order to design transformational solutions that make sense to how people-whose behavior is the target of policy-commonly experience their world.He was a Sustainability Science Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative: A National Science Foundation-supported interdisciplinary portfolio of sustainability science projects that links university research with stakeholders to best align science, decision-making, policy, and place. He completed a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences as a Boone and Crockett Ph.D. Fellow in Conservation Policy at Texas A and M University specializing in water resources management and energy policy under the direction of Tarla Rai Peterson. His dissertation research was sponsored by the US Army Corps of Engineers and involved understanding riverfront landowners' perceptions of federal, state, and local riparian management on the Yellowstone River in Montana. He holds a MA in Communication and a BS in Agriculture concentrating on Forestry and Natural Resources both from Purdue University.|
Hall, D. M., Lazarus, E. D., Swannack, T. S. 2014. Strategies for communicating systems models. Environmental Modelling & Software, 55, 70-76.
Hall, D. M., S. Gilbertz, C. Horton, and T. R. Peterson. 2013. Integrating divergent representations of place into decision contexts. In: Stewart, W.P., D. R. Williams, and L. E. Kruger (Eds.). Place-based Conservation: Perspectives from the social sciences. pp. 121-136. Dordrecht: Springer Press.
Gilbertz, S. G., Hall, D. M., Ward, L. 2013. Yellowstone River Basin Advisory Council: Membership & Report of 2013 Public Scoping Activities. Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. 43 pages. http://www.dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water_mgmt/state_water_plan/yellowstone/scoping_report/default.asp
Hall, D. M., S. Gilbertz, C. Horton, and T. R. Peterson. 2012. Culture as a Means to Contextualize Policy. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2(3): 222-233. DOI: 10.1007/s13412-012-0077-9
Lindenfeld, L., Hall, D. M., McGreavy, B., Silka, L., and D. Hart. 2012. Creating a place for environmental communication research in sustainability science. Environmental Communication: Journal of Nature and Culture, 6(1):23-43. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2011.640702
Hall, D. M., Silka, L., Lindenfeld, L. 2012. Advancing science and improving quality of place: Linking knowledge with action in Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative. Maine Policy Review, 21(1):22-29.
Peterson, M. J. D. M. Hall , A. M. Feldpausch, and T. R. Peterson. 2010. Obscuring ecosystem function with application of the ecosystem services concept. Conservation Biology, 24(1):113-119. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01305.x
Fischlein, M., J. Larson, D. M. Hall, R. Chaudhry, T. R. Peterson, J. C. Stephens, and E. J. Wilson. 2010. Policy stakeholders and deployment of wind power in the sub-national context: A comparison of four U.S. states. Energy Policy, 38:4429-4439. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2010.03.073
Hall, D. M., L. Bernacchi, T. O. Milstein, and T. R. Peterson. 2009. Calling all artists: Moving climate change from my space to my place. In: Endres, D., L. Sprain, and T. R. Peterson. Social Movement to Address Climate Change: Local Steps for Global Action. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, pp. 53-79. http://www.cambriapress.com/4&bid=340
Wood, R., Hall, D. M., and Hasain Jr., M. 2008. Globalization, social justice movements, and the human genome diversity debates. In: M. Dutta-Bergman and H. Zoller. Emerging Perspectives in Health Communication: Meaning, Culture, and Power. London: Routledge, pp. 431-446. http://www.routledge.com/books/Emerging-Perspectives-in-Health-Communication
Gilbertz, S., C. C. Horton, C. and D. M. Hall. 2007. Yellowstone River Cultural Inventory. United States Corps of Engineers and the Greater Yellowstone River Conservation District Council. 787 pages. Available at: http://www.yellowstonerivercouncil.org/dev/resources.php
Hall, D. M. 2006. Common sense fieldwork on the Yellowstone River. Rocky Mountain Communication Review, 3(1): 89-95. http://www.humis.utah.edu.pdf