Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Animal Science
- B.S., Biology, Dominican University of California, 1998.
- M.A., 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 clapper rails
Current Graduate Students
- Emily Abernathy, MS Program, Ecology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2017.
Ryan Bourbour, MS Program, Avian Sciences Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2017.
Breanna Martinico, MS Program, Avian Sciences Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2017.
Megan Mayo, PhD Program, Ecology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2017.
Joe Medley, PhD Program, Ecology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2017.
Shannon Skalos, PhD Program, Ecology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2020.
Worthington T, J Van Houdt, J Hull, P Osborne, P Kemp. In press. Thermal Refugia and the Survival of Species in Changing Environments: New Evidence from a Nationally Extinct Freshwater Fish. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
M Meek, C Wells, K Tomalty, J Ashander, E Cole, D Gille, B Putman, J Rose, M Savoca, L Yamane, J Hull, D Rogers, E Rosenblum, J Shogren, R Swaisgood, B May. 2016. We should not be afraid to talk about the effects of the fear of failure on conservation. Biological Conservation, 194, 218-219.
Casazza M, C Overton, T Bui, J Hull, J Albertson, V Bloom, S Bobzien, J McBroom, M Latta, P Olofson, T Rohmer, S Schwarzbach, D Strong, E Grijalva, J Wood, S Skalos, J Takekawa. 2016. Endangered species management and ecosystem restoration: finding the common ground. Ecology and Society, 21, 19.
K Tomalty, A Hull, A Fish, C Briggs, J Hull. 2016. Differential migration and phenology of adult red-tailed hawk migration in California. Journal of Raptor Research, 50, 45-53.
Lusardi R, M Stephens, P Moyle, C McGuire. J Hull. 2015. Threat evolution: negative feedbacks between management action and species recovery in threatened trout (Salmonidae). Reviews of Fish Biology and Fisheries DOI 10.1007/s11160-015-9394-x.
Bui T, J Takekawa, C Overton, E Schultz, J Hull, M Casazza. 2015. Movement of radio-marked California Ridgeway’s rails and implications for monitoring surveys. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 6, 227-237.
Meek M, C Wells, K Tomalty, J Ashander, E Cole, D Gille, B Putnam, J Rose, M Savoca, L Yamane, J Hull, D Rogers, EB Rosenblum, J Shogren, R Swaisgood, B May. 2015. Fear of failure in conservation: the problem and potential solutions to aid conservation of extremely small populations. Biological Conservation, 184, 209-217.
M Jasper, A Hull, J Hull, R Sehgal. 2014. Widespread lineage diversity of Leucocytozoon blood parasites in distinct populations of western red-tailed hawks with analysis of infection impact on migration timing. Journal of Ornithology, 155, 767-775.
Hull J, A Engilis, J Medley, E Jepsen, H Ernest, J Keane. 2014. A description of a new subspecies of Great Gray Owl in the Sierra Nevada of California. Journal of Raptor Research, 48, 68-77.
Hull J, A Fish, C Nikitas, A Hull. 2013. Development of a mechanical lure for use in trapping migrant raptors. Wildlife Society Bulletin. doi: 10.1002/wsb.317.
Deiner K, J Hull, B May. 2013. Novel microsatellite loci for assessing the evolutionary genetics of the vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) and other Branchinecta spp. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 4, 134-138.
Hull J, S Pitzer, A Fish, H Ernest, A Hull. 2012. Differential migration patterns for five raptor species in central Coastal California. Journal of Raptor Research, 46, 50-56.
Bollmer J, J Hull, H Ernest, J Sarasola, P Parker. 2011. Reduced adaptive and neutral variation in the Galápagos Hawk, an island endemic. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11, 143. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-143.
Hull J, D Mindell, S Talbot, E Kay, H Hoekstra, H Ernest. 2010. Population structure and plumage polymorphism: The intraspecific evolutionary relationships of a polymorphic raptor, Buteo jamaicensis harlani. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10, 224. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-224.
Hull J, A Fish, J Keane, S Mori, B Sacks, A Hull. 2010. Estimation of species identification error: implications for raptor migration counts and trend estimation. Journal of Wildlife Management, 76, 1326-1334. doi: 10.2193/2009-255.
Hull J, J Keane, W Savage, E Jepsen, S Godwin, J Shafer, R Gerhardt, C Stermer, H Ernest. 2010. Range-wide genetic differentiation among North American great gray owls (Strix nebulosa) reveals a distinct lineage restricted to the Sierra Nevada, California. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 56, 212-221.
Hull J, J Keane, L Tell, H Ernest. 2010. West Nile virus antibody surveillance in three Sierra Nevada raptors: Spotted Owls, Great Gray Owls, and Northern Goshawks. The Condor, 112, 168-172.
Whiteman N, V Dosanjh, R Palma, J Hull, R Kimball, PC Sánchez, P Parker. 2009. Molecular and morphological divergence in a pair of bird species and their ectoparasites. Journal of Parasitology, 95, 1372-1382.
Brown S, J Hull, D Updike, S Fain, H Ernest. 2009. Black bear population genetics in California: Signatures of population structure, competitive release and historical translocation. Journal of Mammalogy, 90, 1066-1074.
Hull J, H Ernest, J Harley, A Fish, A Hull. 2009. Differential migration between discrete populations of juvenile Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis). Auk, 126, 389-396.
Hull J, B Stroble, C Boal, C Dykstra, A Hull, A Irish, A Fish, H Ernest. 2008. Comparative phylogeography and population genetics within Buteo lineatus reveals evidence of distinct evolutionary lineages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 49, 988-996.
Hull J, W Savage, J Bollmer, R Kimball, N Whiteman, P Parker, and H Ernest. 2008. On the origin of the Galápagos hawk: an examination of phenotypic differentiation and mitochondrial paraphyly. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 95, 779-789.
Hull J, J Keane, L Tell, and H Ernest. 2008. Development of 37 microsatellite loci for Great Gray Owls (Strix nebulosa) with cross amplification in Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis) and Barred Owls (Strix varia). Conservation Genetics, 9, 1357-1361.
Hull J, R Anderson, M Bradbury, J Estep, and H Ernest. 2008. Population structure and genetic diversity in Swainson’s Hawks (Buteo swainsoni): implications for conservation. Conservation Genetics, 9, 305-316.
Hull J, A Hull, B Sacks, J Smith, and H Ernest. 2008. Landscape characteristics influence morphological and genetic differentiation in a widespread raptor (Buteo jamaicensis). Molecular Ecology, 17, 810-824.
Pitzer S, J Hull, H Ernest, and A Hull. 2008. Sex determination of three raptor species using morphology and molecular techniques. Journal of Field Ornithology, 79, 71-79.
Hull J, W Savage, J Smith, N Murphy, L Cullen, A Hutchins and H Ernest. 2007. Further evidence of hybridization in Buteo: Swainson’s Hawks (Buteo swainsoni) × Red-tailed Hawks (B. jamaicensis) from Alberta and Utah. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 119, 579-584.
Hull J, D Tufts, JR Topinka, B May, and HB Ernest. 2007. Development of 19 microsatellite loci for Swainson’s Hawks (Buteo swainsoni) and other Buteos. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7, 346-349.
Hull J, A Hull, W Reisen, Y Fang, and HB Ernest. 2006. Variation of West Nile Virus antibody prevalence in migrating and wintering hawks in central California. The Condor, 108, 435-439.
Hull J and DJ Girman. 2005. Effects of Holocene climate change on the historical demography of migrating Sharp-shinned Hawks (Accipiter striatus velox) in North America. Molecular Ecology, 14, 159-170.