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Myrna Hall

Myrna Hall

106 Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6636



  • M.S., Natural Resources Management, SUNY-ESF, 1995
  • B.A., French, Education, University of Washington, Seattle, 1967

Current Graduate Advisees

Lori CornellLori Cornell

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Hall
  • Area of Study: Coupled Natural and Human Systems
  • Undergraduate Institute: SUNY Center Albany

Graduate Research Topic
Studying the relationship between land use change and hydrology in the heavily urbanized Rio Piedras watershed of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The study also looks to determine impacts of runoff and flooding on vulnerable populations and areas identified as areas of concern by community stakeholders. Additional study questions will address the analysis of the importance of using quality land cover data as inputs for geographic models, and how the quality of land cover data will impact modeled ecological/hydrological function.

Favorite Quote
"I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution." - Wernher von Braun

Research Interests
Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Modeling, Water Resources, Stormwater Management

Mariana Nava LopezMariana Nava Lopez

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Hall and Diemont
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies
  • Previous Graduate Study: Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mex (Environmental Science)

Research Interests

  • Integrating simulation modeling and GIS for studying the interaction of humans and their environment
  • Natural resources management
  • Issues of sustainable development
  • Graphic information visualization
  • Foreign language communication

Selected Publications

Scientific Reports
Journal Articles
  • Murphy, D. J., M. H. Hall, C. A. S. Hall, G. Heisler, S. Stehman, and C. Anselmi-Molina. 2010. "The Relation Between Land-cover and the Urban Heat Island in Northeastern Puerto Rico," International Journal of Climatology. Published online, April 19.
  • Echeverria, C., D. Coomes, M. Hall, and A. Newton. 2008. "The Application of GIS-based Modeling Techniques To Analyze the Patterns of Forest Loss and Fragmentation between 1976 and 2020 in Southern Chile," Ecological Modeling, Vol. 212:439-449.
  • Brown, S., M. Hall, K. Andrasko, F. Ruiz, W. Marzoli, G. Guerrero, O. Masera, A. Dushku, B. DeJong, and J. Cornell. 2007. "Baselines for land-use change in the tropics: Application to avoided deforestation projects," Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Global Change 6:1001-1026.
  • Hong, B., K.E. Limburg, M. Hall, and J.D. Erickson. 2007. "Scenario Analysis of Economy-Ecology Interactions in the Hudson River Basin," Journal of Ecological Economics of Sustainable Watershed Management: Advances in the Economics of Environmental Resources 7:103-118.
  • Hall, M., A. Dushku, and S. Brown. 2007. "Scale Issues in Developing a Deforestation Baseline for the Region of the Noel Kempff Mercado Climate Action Project, Bolivia." In Making Development Work: Scientific Alternatives to Neoclassical Economic Theory, eds. G. LeClerc and C.A.S. Hall. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Hall, M.H., and D.B. Fagre. 2003. "Modeled Climate-Induced Glacier Change in Glacier National Park, 1850- 2100," Bioscience 53: 131-140 (cover article).
  • Hall, M., C.A.S. Hall, and M.R. Taylor. 2000. "Geographical Modeling: The Synthesis of GIS and Simulation Modeling". Pp. 177-202 in Quantifying Sustainable Development, The Future of Tropical Economies, ed. C.A.S. Hall. San Diego: Academic Press.

Current Graduate Students

  • Seth Myers (Environmental Forest Biology), "Land Use Change, Environmental Impacts, Uncertainty Analysis: Connecticut and Pennsylvania Highlands, and the New York City Watershed" (co-MP)
  • Ning Sun (Environmental Science), "Urban Stormwater Runoff Modeling" (co-MP)
  • Liyang Shao (Environmental Science), "Spatial Distribution and Statistical Analysis of Lead and Childrens' Blood Lead Levels in Syracuse, NY, and Socio-Demographic Variables" (co-MP)
  • Mariana Nava, Environmental Science (co-MP)
  • Cesar Perez (Environmental Science)
  • Lori Cornell (Environmental Science) "Studying the relationship between land use change and hydrology in the heavily urbanized Rio Piedras watershed of San Juan, Puerto Rico."
  • Catherine Foley (Environmental Science) "Assessing knowledge, perceptions, and behavior toward Green Infrastructure in Syracuse, NY."
  • Ruiqi Li (Environmental Studies) "Urban energy flow and conservation."

Professional Affiliations

  • Ecological Society of America
    • Section on Urban Ecosystem Ecology
  • Association of American Geographers
  • International Society for Ecological Economics

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