Curriculum Vitae

Hollie R. Hall, PhD          PO Box 5306 Arcata, CA 95518           (707)-502-4870  


To apply the principals of Adaptive Resource Management in the advancement of sustainable watershed resources use through the integration of science and social values with the regulatory frameworks shaping management strategies.


Doctorate of Philosophy, December 2013

Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Program: National Science Foundation Integrated Education & Research Traineeship in the Adaptive Management of Wetlands, Waterways, and Watersheds.

Dissertation Title: Protecting Florida Lakes: Regulatory Intent, Recreational Use, and Water Quality

  • Tested the principals of Adaptive Resource Management that predict failure of resource management strategies that do not regard scientific monitoring and social values.

  • Conducted research examining the efficacy of both state and national level water quality policies with a focus on stakeholder engagement in policy development, regulatory definitions for recreational use, and site-specific water quality.

  • Developed and applied methodology for defining social values for natural resources and identifying water quality thresholds that shape recreational use patterns.

Masters of Science, May 2008

Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Programs: University of Florida Tropical Research & Education Center and United States Department of Agriculture.

Thesis Title: Effects of Cover Crop Cultivation on Soil Fertility in a Peruvian Cacao Agroforestry System

  • Conducted research with Insituto de Cultivos Tropicales in Tarapoto, Peru investigating the effects of leguminous cover crop cultivation on soil fertility in an experimental cacao agroforestry system.
  • Wrote and received grants to defray cost of international travel and language school.
  • Conducted laboratory analysis of soil samples.
  • Compiled research findings into thesis and publication.

Bachelors of Science, December 2004

Rangeland Resource & Wildland Soil Sciences; Botany minor, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.                        

Relevant Work Experience

Watershed Resources Consultant, August 2013 – present

Hollie Hall & Associates Watershed Resources Consulting, Arcata, CA

  • Integrate scientific information and social values to inform watershed resource management strategies.

  • Develop watershed scale water quality and aquatic habitat monitoring programs.

  • Write requests for funds to develop and implement watershed-monitoring programs.

  • Coordinate watershed resources management projects with an array of public, private, and governmental stakeholders.

  • Conduct water diversion and use policy analysis.

  • Assist private landowners to comply with water diversion and use laws and apply conservation strategies.

Project Coordinator & Researcher, August 2008 – May 2013

Levin College of Law Conservation Clinic, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • Coordinated projects and conducted research in a multi-disciplinary collaboration between faculty, law students, doctoral students, governmental agents, and citizen stakeholder groups to support watershed-based organizations with the goal of integrating science and policy into management plans.
  • Consolidated water quality data, ecological characteristics, and social aspects to determine watershed health.
  • Synthesized and communicated research to stakeholder groups via oral presentations and written media.   

Ecosystem Services Intern, May 2010 - September 2010

World Wildlife Fund, Washington D.C.

  • Created ecosystem services models of the landscape sediment retention and water purification services provided by a forested National Park in the Virungus landscape of Uganda.

  • Aided in facilitation of stakeholder meeting in Kampala, Uganda where ecosystem services models were refined and discussed with a multi-national, multi-agency stakeholder group.

  • Co-wrote annual project report for the funding agency, the MacArthur Foundation.

Watershed Restoration Technician, 2005

Munschke Watershed Restoration, Salmon Creek­, CA

  • Designed and implemented stream bank restoration strategies utilizing rock, soil, and native plants.     

Research Assistant, 2005                         

Department of Biological Sciences, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA                         

  • Worked within three-person team to develop and implement research protocol for mapping historical grasslands. Compiled collected data into a report for the Redwood National and State Park. 

Watershed Restoration Technician, 2005

Mattole Restoration Council, Honeydew, CA  

  • Implemented site-specific restoration systems by planting native tree species. Identified and targeted stream banks and earth flows for stabilization efforts.
  • Worked closely with land managers and owners to restore the coniferous portion of forested land following a wildfire. Performed inspections to determine tree stocking and survival as well as suitable areas for replanting.  

Co-Director, 2002 - 2003

Humboldt State University, Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, Arcata, CA       

  • Collaborated with two other Co-Directors in all aspects of managing a non-profit organization. 

Summation of skills


  • Scientific writing for scientists, general stakeholder groups & government personnel
  • Oral and written communication of science to diverse audiences
  • Networking across institutional, cultural, educational & disciplinary boundaries
  • Report, article, and proposal writing

Project Coordination, Team Leadership and Collaboration:

  • Team leadership, organization, and priority setting
  • Working and communicating within diverse and interdisciplinary teams
  • Team goal setting and task keeping
  • Organization and facilitation of meetings


  • Analyzing and synthesizing existing data and information
  • Analyzing regulatory intent
  • Designing and implementing surveys
  • Conducting physical science, social science, and regulatory research
  • Locating data sources to populate ecological models


  • Developing and implementing surveys to define social values/behaviors.
  • Conducting statistical analyses using JMP software
  • Making maps and conducting analyses using ArcGIS
  • Conducting text analyses using MAXQDA
  • Defining social networks using UCINET
  • Designing Power Point posters and presentations

Oral Presentations


  • American Water Resources Association Florida Chapter Meeting, May 2012

           Protecting Florida’s Water Resources: Analysis of regulatory definitions for recreational use

  • Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands Seminar, January 2011

            Woody Material in Florida Streams: Science, policy, & proposed best management practices

  • University of Georgia's River Basin Center, April 2009

            Adaptive Watershed Management: Recommendations for the St. Mary’s River Watershed

  • University of Durban South Africa, June 2008

            Adaptive Management Case Study: Everglades National Park

  • Instituto de Cultivos Tropicales Research Expose, July 2006

            Efecto de cultivos de coberturas en el fraccionamiento de fósforo


  • California Region 1 Water Quality Control Board, March 2014

           Yager / Van Duzen Environmental Stewards: Watershed Restoration Successes 

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection, March 2012

           Outstanding Florida Waters: An analysis of water quality data

  • St. Johns Water Management District, March 2012

           Managing large woody material in sand bed streams of the Atlantic Coastal Plan: Proposed best management practices

  • E.P.A. St. Mary’s River Water Quality Meeting, December 2009

            The St. Mary’s River Watershed: Improved Management through Bi-State Collaboration

  • Florida Department of Community Affairs Waterfronts Florida Program, April 2009

            St. Marys River: Adaptive Watershed Management for a Secure Future


Mad River Alliance Meeting, October 2014

  • Mad River Alliance Meeting, October 2014

          Presented stakeholder interview findings regarding water quality data needs and availability for    the Mad River Watershed to a diverse group of stakeholders engaged in management of the watershed.  Proposed a basin wide water quality-monitoring program that would be comprised of a compilation of existing sources of water quality data. 

  • Cannibas Conciousness Radio Interview,  June 2014

            The Importance of Permitting Rural Water Use

  • Withlacoochee River Alliance Meeting, April 2011

           The Withlacoochee River Watershed: Opportunities for adaptive management

  • St. Mary’s River Management Committee Water Quality Technical Meeting, March 2011

           Fecal Coliform Testing & Standards: A comparison of methods used by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

  • Withlacoochee River Alliance Meeting, January 2011

           Withlacoochee River Watershed: Identification of long-term management goals                       

  • Withlacoochee River Alliance Meeting, October 2010

           Withlacoochee River Watershed: Identifying stakeholder issues, concerns and values

  • Blackwater River Foundation Meeting, April 2010

           The Blackwater River Watershed: Opportunities for Adaptive Management

  • St. Mary’s River Water Quality Technical Meeting, March 2010

           The St. Mary’s River Watershed: Improved Management through Bi-State Collaboration

  • St. Marys River Management Committee, June 2009

          St. Marys River Watershed: Possibilities for Adaptive Management

  • St. Marys River Fisheries Management Committee, May 2009

           St. Marys River Watershed: Possibilities for Adaptive Management                                                         


Hall H., McCarthy C., Clark M., Accepted December 2013. ­­­­­Regulatory Protection & Definition for Recreational Uses of Florida lakes. North American Lake Management. Available for download:

Linhoss A., Cameron A., Blair S., Hall H., Ankersen T., 2012. Large Woody Material: Science, policy, and best management practices for Florida streams. Florida Scientist. 75(3):157-175.

S. Blair, Cathey A., Hall H., Liebowitz D., Moretz M., Policastro M., Ankersen T. 2011. The Withlacoochee River Watershed. Prepared for The Friends of the Withlacoochee River.

H. Hall, Li Y., Comerford N., Popenoe H., Baligar V.  Cover crops alter phosphorus availability and organic matter accumulation in a Peruvian cacao agroforestry system. 2010. Agroforestry Systems. 80:448-454.

H. Hall, Blair S., Cathy A., Brown M., Martinez K., Ankerson T. 2010.  The Blackwater River Watershed: A Technical Report. Prepared for The Blackwater River Alliance.

S. Blair, Ezell M., Hall H., November J., 2009. St. Marys River Watershed. Prepared for The St. Marys River Management Committee.

Hall, H. 2007. Review of Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture.  A New Social Contract. (Book Review). Economic Botany. 61:398-399.

Hall, H. 2007. Review of The Chocolate Tree: A Natural History of Cacao, Revised and Expanded Edition.  (Book Review). Economic Botany. 61:401.

Poster Presentations at Professional Meetings

American Association of Law Schools Meeting, January 2013

Incorporating policy relevant science into clinical legal education: The University of Florida Conservation Clinic

Ecological Society of America Meeting, August 2012

Protecting the Ecological Integrity of Our Nations Waters: An Analysis of Water Quality Monitoring Data

University of Florida’s Water Institute Research Symposium, February 2012

Outstanding Florida Waters: Analyses of Water Quality

Public Interest Environmental Conference, February 2012

Outstanding Florida Waters: Analyses of Water Quality                                                                    

National Science Foundation IGERT Principle Investigator Meeting, May 2009

Adaptive Management: Water and Watershed Systems                                                                      

Soil Science Society of America International Meeting, November 2007

Effects of two years of cover cropping on selected chemical properties of an Inceptisol in a humid tropical region of Peru

UF Soil and Water Sciences Department Research Symposium, September 2007

Influence of leguminous cover-crops on Mehlich I extractable phosphorus

Soil Science Society of America International Meeting, November 2006

Influence of cover-crops on phosphorus in a Peruvian Amazon soil

UF Soil and Water Sciences Department Research Symposium, November 2006

Uses of cover-crops in Orchards  

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Research Symposium, March 2006

Role of Leguminous Cover-crops in Nutrient Cycling on Red Tropical Soils

Grants and Scholarships Received

Humboldt Area Foundation Technical Assistance Program, January 2014

American Water Resources Association Florida Sanford N. Young Scholarship, May 2011

University of Florida Grinter Fellowship, August 2010

Consortium for Science & Policy Outcomes Science Outside of the Lab Program, April 2010

NSF Innovation through Institutional Integration Program Grant, March 2010

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Fellowship, August 2008

University of Florida Grinter Fellowship, August 2008

NSF-IGERT in Adaptive Management of Water Resources Fellowship, March 2008-2013

American Society of Agricultural Sciences Leadership Workshop, November 2007

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Travel Grant, August 2006

University of Florida Joseph-Lillian Damon Scholarship, June 2006

Organization for Tropical Studies Biological Field Course (declined), June 2006

University of Florida Tinker Travel Grant, May 2006

University of Florida Latin American Studies Field Research Grant, May 2006