Agriculture & Natural Resources Program
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Dr. Sarah Hall

Assistant Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences

Goldthwait Agriculture Building, Room 214
CPO 2161

Phone: 859-985-3599
Fax: 859-985-3698
E-Mail: sarah_hall@berea.edu
At Berea College since 2011

Office Hours:
Monday: 1:00- 1:50 p.m. and 2:00- 2:50 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00- 2:50 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00- 1:50 p.m. and 2:00- 2:50 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00- 9:50 a.m. and 10:00- 10:50 a.m.

Class Schedule:
ANR 130 A (Tue: 8:00 am – 9:50 am) (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:00 am – 9:50 am)
ANR 130 B (Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:00 am – 10:50 am) (Tue: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Crop Science, conc. Grassland Ecology, University of Kentucky, 2011
  • MS, Forestry, conc. Restoration Ecology, University of Kentucky, 2007
  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, conc. Environmental Education, Appalachian State University, 2003

Courses

  • GST 101 Strategies for Academic Success
  • GSTR 110 Writing Seminar 1: Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts
  • ANR 130 Plant Science
  • ANR 240 Soil Science
  • ANR 360 Forest and Wildlife Management
  • ANR 386 Appalachian Plants & People

Special Interests

Plant Community Ecology, Plant-Soil Interactions, Restoration Ecology

Papers and Publications

  • Hall SL and RJ Barney. 2011. An Assessment of Leaf Beetle Habitats within Five State Nature Preserves in Kentucky. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 72(1):24-35
  • Hall SL, RL McCulley and RJ Barney. In press. Restoration of native warm season grassland in a tall fescue pasture using prescribed fire and herbicides. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2010.00749.x
  • Barney RJ and SL Hall. 2011. New Host Plant Records for Selected Cryptocephaline Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Kentucky. The Coleopterists Bulletin 65(1):15-19. doi: 10.1649/0010-065X-65.1.15
  • Hall SL and RJ Barney. 2010. A Quantitative Method for Assigning Abundance Classifications to Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Kentucky. Natural Areas Journal 30(1):95-105. doi: 10.3375/043.030.0110
  • Hall SL, CD Barton and CC Baskin. 2010. Topsoil Seed Bank of an Oak-Hickory Forest in Eastern Kentucky as a Restoration Tool on Surface Mines. Restoration Ecology. 18(6):834-842. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2008.00509.x
  • Barney RJ and SL Hall. 2009. Pachybrachis nigricornis carbonarius Haldeman (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): Abundance, Distribution, and Host Plant Associations with Legumes (Fabales: Fabaceae) in Kentucky. The Coleopterists Bulletin 63(4):467-474. doi: 10.1649/1180.1
  • Hall SL, CD Barton and CC Baskin. 2009. Seed Viability in Stockpiled Topsoil on a Surface Mine in Appalachia. Ecological Restoration 27(4):381-383. doi:10.3368/er.27.4.381
  • Hall SL. 2009. Talk of “clean coal” ignores dirty truth. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7(2):70. doi: 10.1890/09.WB.001
  • Angel PN, CD Barton, RC Warner, C Agouridis, T Taylor, and SL Hall. 2008. Forest Establishment and Water Quality Characteristics as Influenced by Spoil Type on a Loose-Graded Surface Mine in Eastern Kentucky. In R.I. Barnhisel (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2008 National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Richmond, VA, June 13- 19, 2008. ASMR, Lexington, KY.
  • Angel PN, CD Barton, RC Warner, C Agouridis, SL Hall, RJ Sweigard and DH Graves. 2007. Tree Growth and Natural Regeneration on Three Loose-Graded Surface Mine Spoil Types in Kentucky: Preliminary Findings. In R.I. Barnhisel (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2007 National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Gillette WY, June 2-7, 2007. ASMR, Lexington, KY.
  • De Sá PB, J Hartman, W Leesutthiphonchai, AM Holdcroft, P Dymarski, SL Hall, JP Royse and J Lensing. 2006. National Nursery Perimeter and Forest Survey for Phytophthora ramorum in Kentucky, 2006. Nursery and Landscape Program 2006 Research Report: 30-31.

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