Joshua Hull, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor
B.S., Biology, Dominican University of California, 1988.
M.S., Biology, Sonoma State University, 2002.
Ph.D., Ecology, University of California, Davis, 2007.
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
(http://www.ggro.org). In collaboration with the US Fish and Wildlife
Service (http://www.fws.gov/sacramento) 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
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