Vanessa Hull

Vanessa Hull

Assistant professor - University of Florida


Ph.D., Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2014
M.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2006
B.S., Animal Behavior (minor- Chinese), Bucknell University, 2004


Vanessa Hull was a graduate student in CSIS from 2004-2014. During this time, she served as a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Michigan State University Distinguished Fellow, and Taylor International Engagement Fellow. Her doctoral research dealt with examining spatio-temporal patterns of giant panda habitat selection in the coupled human and natural system of Wolong Nature Reserve.  

Vanessa Hull w/horses in WolongShe has also participated in a wide variety of other research topics, including examining environmental attitudes of urban Chinese, forest recovery after a natural disaster, reproduction in captive giant pandas, population source-sink dynamics, and global sustainability. Her postdoctoral research examined various topics related to giant panda ecology and conservation, coupled human and natural systems, and telecoupling.

Research Interests:

wildlife ecology and management, conservation biology, landscape ecology


Title Book/Journal Year
Nexus approaches to global sustainable development Nature Sustainability 2018
Effects of grain size and niche breadth on species distribution modeling Ecography 2017
Reply to Bridgewater and Babin: Need for a new protected area category for ecosystem services PNAS 2017
Modeling activity patterns of wildlife using time- series analysis Ecology and Evolution 2017
Divergent responses of sympatric species to livestock encroachment at fine spatiotemporal scales Biological Conservation 2017
Telecoupling framework for research on migratory species in the Anthropocene Elementa - Science of the Anthropocene 2017
Strengthening protected areas for biodiversity and ecosystem services in China PNAS 2017
New road for telecoupling global prosperity and ecological sustainability Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 2016
Habitat Use and Selection by Giant Pandas PLoS ONE 2016
Telemetry research on elusive wildlife: a synthesis of studies on giant pandas Integrative Zoology 2016
Pandas and People - Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability Pandas and People 2016
Multiple telecouplings and their complex interrelationships Ecology and Society 2015
Synthesis of human-nature feedbacks Ecology and Society 2015
Activity patterns of the giant panda Journal of Mammology 2015
Space use by endangered giant pandas Journal of Mammalogy 2015
Systems integration for global sustainability Science 2015
A synthesis of giant panda habitat selection Ursus 2014
Coupled human and natural systems approach to wildlife research and conservation Ecology and Society 2014
Applications of the Telecoupling Framework to Land-Change Science Rethinking Global land Use in an Urban Era 2014
Impact of Livestock on Giant Pandas and their Habitat Journal for Nature Conservation 2014
Natural recovery and restoration in giant panda habitat after the Wenchuan earthquake Forest Ecology and Management 2014
Framing Sustainability in a Telecoupled World Ecology and Society 2013
Relationship of the estrogen surge and multiple mates to cub paternity in the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca): Implications for optimal timing for copulation or artificial insemination Biology of Reproduction 2012
How Perceived Exposure to Environmental Harm Influences Environmental Behavior in Urban China AMBIO 2012
Evaluating the efficacy of zoning designations for protected area management Biological Conservation 2011
Sources, Sinks, and Sustainability 2011
Factors affecting the outcome of artificial insemination (AI) using cryopreserved spermatozoa in the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Zoo Biology 2011
Impact of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake on biodiversity and giant panda habitat in Wolong Nature Reserve, China Ecological Research 2011
Effects of attitudinal and sociodemographic factors on pro-environmental behaviour in urban China Environmental Conservation 2011
The impact of giant panda foraging on bamboo dynamics in an isolated environment Plant Ecology 2010
Delayed Implantation in Giant Pandas: The First Comprehensive Empirical Evidence Reproduction 2009
Evaluating Household-Level Relationships between Environmental Views and Outdoor Recreation: The Teton Valley Case Leisure Sciences An Interdisciplinary Journal 2008