Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, California 94928
Office: Darwin Hall, 238
Lab: Darwin Hall, 237
Chief Editor, AoB PLANTS
News From Our Lab:
August 2015: Hall Cushman and collaborators recently had a paper accepted for publication in Ecology titled "Effects of individual, community and landscape drivers on the dynamics of a wildland forest epidemic."
August 2015: Hall Cushman participated in a symposium on interactions among co-occurring exotic species at the annual meetings of the Ecological Society of America.
May 2015: Clark Richter and Taylor Ellis completed their masters degrees. Congratulations!
April 2015: Eric Cecil, Vanessa Dodge and Caprice Lee have all been accepted into the graduate program at SSU and will be joining our lab in the fall (although Eric and Vanessa have already started their research). Welcome aboard!
May 2014: Andy Kleinhesselink, Susan Magnoli and Hall Cushman published a paper in Oecologia titled "Shrubs as ecosystem engineers across an environmental gradient: effects on species richness and exotic plant invasion." Check it out under 'Publications.'
December 2013: Susan Magnoli, Andy Kleinhesselink and Hall Cushman published a paper in Oecologia titled "Responses to invasion and invader removal differ between native and exotic plant groups in a coastal dune." Check it out under 'Publications.'
August 2013: Masters student Clark Richter has been accepted into the Ph.D. Program in Ecology at UC Davis to work with Marcel Rejmanek. Congratulations!
April 2013: Former masters student Meghan Skaer was awarded a Global Invasions Network Research Exchange Grant to collaborate with Dr. Maarten Eppinga at Utrecht University and to support a month of travel to the Netherlands. Congratulations!
January 2013: Meghan Skaer, Dawn Graydon and Hall Cushman published a paper in Journal of Vegetation Science titled "Community-level consequences of cattle grazing for an invaded grassland: variable responses of native and exotic vegetation." Check it out under 'Publications.'
July 2012: Hall Cushman has been appointed Chief Editor of AoB PLANTS, an open access journal published by Oxford University Press.
April 2011: Masters student Susan Magnoli has been accepted into the Ph.D. Program at Michigan State University to work with Jennifer Lau. She has also been awarded an MSU Plant Sciences Fellowship and an MSU College of Natural Resources Fellowship. Congratulations!
April 2011: Masters student Andy Kleinhesselink has been accepted into the Ph.D. Program at Utah State University to work with Peter Adler. Congratulations!
February 2009: Masters student Meghan Skaer has been accepted into the Ph.D. Program in Ecology at UC Davis to work with Kevin Rice. Congratulations!