Department of Animal Science 

UC Davis - The University of California, Davis

Joshua Hull

King Joshua Hull, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor



Phone: (916) 414-6742


B.S., Biology, Dominican University of California, 1988.
M.S., Biology, Sonoma State University, 2002.
Ph.D., Ecology, University of California, Davis, 2007.

Research Interests

My research interests include conservation genetics, avian ecology and migration, and the conservation of rare and endangered species. Using a combination of field research and molecular genetic techniques I have studied numerous species of raptors (red-tailed hawks, red-shouldered hawks, Swainson’s hawks, Galápagos hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, Cooper’s hawks, great gray owls, merlins) primarily at study sites across North America in collaboration with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory ( In collaboration with the US Fish and Wildlife Service ( I am also studying several species of conservation concern including California clapper rails, vernal pool fairy shrimp, callippe silverspot butterflies, Shasta crayfish, and great gray owls. Current research projects include a population genetic analysis of North American subspecies of merlin, demographic monitoring of great gray owls using passive genetic techniques, and acoustic monitoring of California clapper rails.

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