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Clayton Hale

Graduate Student, Public Relations Liaison
2509 Miller Plant Sciences
Research Interests:

I am interested in leveraging community and population ecology to inform biodiversity conservation in a changing world. The goal of my current Ph.D. work is to understand the effects of climate change on plant species interactions and how it will affect their phenology, fitness, and distributions to inform biodiversity conservation decision-making.

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Profile

Hale, C.W., J.J. Granger, A.K. Paulson, C. Ramirez-Reyes, Q. Ma, and J. Yang. 2021. Modeling Habitat Suitability for Stewartia ovata Across the Southeastern United States. Castanea 86(2): 173-184.


2021 Admission to the PhD Program in the Plant Biology Department at the University of Georgia.

2021 M.S. Forestry, Mississippi State University. M.S. thesis research: Regeneration Potential and Habitat Suitability Modeling of Three Imperiled Southeastern US Woody Species.

2019 B.S. Forestry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. B.S. research project: Planting Patterns and Species Mixtures for Enhancing Biodiversity During Reforestation

Articles Featuring Clayton Hale

On Monday, December 4th, the University of Georgia Plant Biology Department hosted its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. This symposium highlighted the achievements  of our undergraduate Plant Biology students who have either…

Major Professor

Megan DeMarche

Haines Family Assistant Professor of Plant Ecology

Committee Members

Shu-Mei Chang

Professor, Plant Biology

Jennifer M. Cruse-Sanders

Courtesy Faculty in Plant Biology

Jacqueline Mohan

Courtesy Faculty in Plant Biology

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