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Emma Hall

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Contact Information

Morrill Hall, Room 167

Office Hours

By Appointment - shoot me an email!


Emma is a fourth-year PhD student in Mark Lara's lab researching how the Alaskan Arctic landscape is changing. She uses drones and remote sensing to observe and model permafrost disturbances and how plant growth is changing within these disturbed landscapes. Her background in Geology introduced her to a love for field work, where she has now spent two summers (2021 and 2023) in Alaska collecting data for her dissertation. 

Research Interests

  • Remote sensing & GIS
  • Landscape and ecological changes in the Alaskan tundra
  • Climate change impacts


BS in Environmental Geology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

MS in Geography, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Courses Taught

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Fall 2022) - GGIS 103: Earth's Physical Systems

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Fall 2023) - GGIS 210: Society & Environment

Recent Publications

Hall EC, Lara MJ. Multisensor UAS mapping of Plant Species and Plant Functional Types in Midwestern Grasslands. Remote Sensing. 2022; 14(14):3453.