Prof Russell Hill
Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology
Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group


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Department of Anthropology
Durham University
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59.  Ayers, A.M., Allan, A.T.L., Howlett, C., Tordiffe, A.S.W., Williams, K.S., Williams, S.T. & Hill, R.A., (2019) Illuminating movement: Nocturnal activity 
     patterns in chacma baboons (Papio ursinus). Journal of Zoology. (pdf)

58.  Williams, K.S., Pitman, R.T., Mann, G.T., Whittington-Jones, G., Comley, J., Williams, S.T., Hill, R.A.,, Balme, G.A. & Parker, D.M. (in press) A 
     broad-scale assessment of the biological and anthropogenic factors affecting brown hyena occupancy. Oryx

57.  Hsing, P.-Y., Coghill, L., Ryder, J., Austin, M., Dooley, S., Ellison, A., Fenwick, C., Garland, M., Humphrey, P., Proudlock, H., Robson, A., Steer, C.,
     Turnbull, L., Kent, V.T., Bradley, S., Hill, R.A.,, Ascroft, R. & Stephens, P. (in press) Citizen scientists: School students conducting and communicating
     ecological research — experiences of a school-university partnership. School Science Review 

56.  de Raad, A.L.  & Hill, R.A. (2019) Topological spatial representation in wild chacma baboons. (Papio ursinus). Animal 
     Cognition 22: 397-412. (pdf)

55.  Faure, P.B., Holmes, N.J., H Watson, L.H. & Hill, R.A. (2019) Brown hyaena (Parahyaena brunnea) diet composition
     from Zingela Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Africa Zoology 54:119-124 (pdf)

54.  Baauw, A.H., Heyne, H., Williams, K.S., Hill, R.A. Heitkönig I.M.A. & Williams, S.T. (2019) First records of Hyalomma rufipes and Ixodes neitzi 
     (Acari: Ixodidae) found on large carnivores in South Africa.  Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 10: 128-131. (pdf)

53.  Williams, K.S., Williams, S.T., Fitzgerald, L.E., Sheppard, E.C. & Hill, R.A. (2018) Brown hyaena and leopard diets on private land in the 
     Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa. Africa Journal of Ecology 56: 1021–1027. (pdf)

52.  Hsing, P.-Y., Bradley, S., Kent, V.T., Hill, R.A., Smith, G.C., Whittingham, M.J., Cokill, M.J., Crawley, D, MammalWeb volunteers & Stephens, P. (2018) Economical
     crowdsourcing for camera trap image classification. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 4: 361-374. (pdf)

51.  Allan, A.T.L. & Hill, R.A. (2018) What have we been looking at?  A call for consistency in studies of primate vigilance. Yearbook of Physical
     Anthropology 165(S65): 4-22 (pdf; cover pdf)

50.  Atickem, A., Simeneh, G., Bekele, A., Mekonnen, T., Sillero-Zubiri, C., Hill, R.A. & Stenseth, N.C. (2017) Livestock predation and the diet of 
     African wolf in the Guassa mountains of Ethiopia. African Journal of Ecology 55: 632-639.(pdf)

49.  Pitman, R.T., Fattebert, J., Williams, S.T., Williams, K.S., Hill, R.A., Hunter, L., Slotow, R. & Balme, G.A. (2017) 
     Conservation costs of game ranching. Conservation Letters 10:403-413 (pdf)

48.  Pitman, R.T., Fattebert, J., Williams, S.T., Williams, K.S., Hill, R.A., Hunter, L., Robinson, H.,
     Power, J., Swanepoel, L., Slotow, R. & Balme, G.A.  (2017) Cats, connectivity and conservation: incorporating 
     datasets and integrating scales for wildlife management. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 1687-1698 (pdf)

47.  Howlett, C. & Hill, R.A.  (2017) Can zoo enclosures inform exclosure design for crop-raiding primates? African 
     Journal of Ecology (pdf)

46.  Nowak, K., Wimberger, K., Richards, S.A.,  Hill, R.A. , & le Roux, A. (2017) Monkeys manage foraging risk in a
     seasonal, heterogeneous landscape in Amathole Mountains, South Africa. International Journal of Primatology 38:194-206 (pdf)

45.  Wimberger, K., Nowak, K. & Hill, R.A.  (2017) Reliance on exotic plants by two groups of endangered samango monkeys,  Cercopithecus
     albogularis labiatus, at their southern range limit. International Journal of Primatology 38:151-171 (pdf)

44.   Chase Grey, J.N. Bell, S.  & Hill, R.A.  (2017) Leopard diets and landowner perceptions of human wildlife 
     conflict in the Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa. Journal for Nature Conservation  37: 56-65(pdf)

43.  Nowak, K., Richards, S.A., le Roux, A. & Hill, R.A.   (2016) Does live-capture affect habituated mammals’ 
     landscape of fear?: A case study using samango monkeys. Journal of Mammalogy 97: 1461-1468 (pdf)
42.  Williams, S.T., Williams, K.S., Joubert, C.J. & Hill, R.A. (2016) The impact of land reform on the status of large
     carnivores. PeerJ 4:e1537 (pdf)  

41.  Constant, N.L, Bell, S. & Hill, R.A. (2015) The impacts, characterisation and management of  
     human-leopard conflict in a multi-use land system in South Africa. Biodiversity and Conservation  24:2967-2989 (pdf);
     supplementary material (pdf)

40.  Wiedemann, D., Burt, D.M., Hill, R.A.  & Barton, R.A. (2015) Red clothing increases perceived dominance,
     aggression and anger. Biology Letters 11:20150166 (pdf)

39.  Howlett, C., Setchell, J.M., Hill, R.A.  & Barton, R.A. (2015) The 2D:4D digit ratio and social behaviour in
     wild female chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) in relation to dominance, aggression, interest in infants, affiliation and
     heritability. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 69:61–74 (pdf)

38.  Coleman, B.T. & Hill, R.A. (2014) Biogeographic variation in the diet and behaviour of Cercopithecus 
     mitis. Folia Primatologica 85: 319-334 (pdf)

37.  Nowak, K., le Roux, A., Richards, S.A., Scheijen, C. & Hill, R.A. (2014) Human observers modulate arboreal  
     monkeys’ perceived landscape of fear. Behavioral Ecology 25:1199–1204 (pdf) Supplementary mmaterial (pdf)

36.  Lawson, J.F., James, C., Jannson, A.-U.C, Koyama, N.F. & Hill, R.A. (2014) A comparison of heterosexual and 
     homosexual mating preferences in personal advertisements. Evolution & Human Behaviour  35:418-414.(pdf)

35.  Coleman, B.T. & Hill, R.A. (2014) Living in a landscape of fear: the impact of predation, resource availability and 
     habitat structure on primate range use. Animal Behaviour 88:165-173. (pdf)

34.  Chase Grey, J.N., Kent, V.T. & Hill, R.A. (2013). Evidence of a high density population of harvested leopards
     in a montane environment. PLOS ONE 8(12): e82832. (pdf)

33.  Kent, V.T. & Hill, R.A. (2013) The importance of farmland for the conservation of brown hyaena,
     Parahyaena brunnea. Oryx47: 431-440 (pdf)

32.  Smith, R.K., Ryan, E., Morley, E. & Hill, R.A. (2011) Resolving management conflicts: could 
     agricultural land provide the answer for an endangered species in a habitat classified as a World 
     Heritage Site? Environmental Conservation 38: 325-333 (pdf)

31.  Hill, R.A. (2009) Is isolation the major genetic concern for endangered equids? Animal Conservation
      12: 518-519 (pdf)

30.  Willems, E.P. & Hill, R.A. (2009) A critical assessment of two species distribution models taking vervet 
     monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) as a case study. Journal of Biogeography 36: 2300-2312 (pdf)

29.  Willems, E.P., Barton, R.A. & Hill, R.A. (2009) Remotely sensed productivity, home range selection 
     and local range use by an omnivorous primate. Behavioral Ecology, 20: 985-992 (pdf)

28.  Willems, E.P. & Hill, R.A. (2009) Predator-specific landscapes of fear and resource distribution: 
     effects on spatial range use. Ecology, 90: 546-555 (pdf)

27.  Hill, R.A., Bentley, R.A. & Dunbar, R.I.M. (2008) Network scaling reveals consistent fractal pattern in
     hierarchical mammalian societies. Biology Letters, 4: 748-751 (pdf)  Supplementary information (pdf); 
     supplementary data sources (pdf)

26.  Smith, R.K., Marais, A., Chadwick, P., Lloyd, P.H.& Hill, R.A. (2008) Monitoring and management of the 
     endangered Cape mountain zebra Equus zebra zebra in the Western Cape, South Africa. African 
     Journal of Ecology, 46: 207-213 (pdf)

25.  Attrill, M.J., Gresty, K.A., Hill, R.A. & Barton, R.A. (2008) Red shirt colour is associated with long-term
     team success in English football. Journal of Sports Science, 26: 577-582 (pdf)

24.  Little, A.C & Hill, R.A. (2007) Attribution to red suggests special role in dominance signalling. Journal of 
     Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, 5: 87–94 (pdf)

23.  Sellers, W.I., Hill, R.A. & Logan B. (2007) Simulating group decision making in baboons using agent-based
     modelling. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, 362: 1699-1710 (pdf)

22.  Hill, R.A. (2006) Thermal constraints on activity scheduling and habitat choice in baboons. American
     Journal of Physical Anthropology, 129: 242-249 (pdf)

21.  Hill, R.A. (2006) Why be diurnal? Or, why not be cathemeral?  Folia Primatologica, 77: 72-86 (pdf)

20.  Hill, R.A., Donovan, S. & Koyama, N.F. (2005) Female sexual advertisement reflects resource availability in
     20th Century UK society. Human Nature, 16: 266-277 (pdf)

19.  Barton, R.A. & Hill, R.A. (2005) Sporting contests: Seeing red? Putting sportswear in context (reply). 
     Nature, 437: E10-E11 (pdf)

18.  Hill, R.A. & Barton, R.A. (2005) Red enhances human performance in contests.  Nature 435: 293 (pdf)
     Supplementary methods (pdf); supplementary analyses (pdf); supplementary data (xls)

17.  Zhou, W.-X., Sornette, D., Hill, R.A. & Dunbar, R.I.M. (2005) Discrete hierarchical organisation of social
     group sizes. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B, 272: 439-444 (pdf)
     [Reviewed in Nature, 433:702 (pdf)]

16.  Koyama, N.F., McGain, A. & Hill, R.A. (2004) Feminist attitudes influence female mate choice patterns
     in contemporary Western society. Evolution and Human Behaviour, 25: 327-335 (pdf)

15.  Hill, R.A., Barrett, L., Gaynor, D., Weingrill, T., Dixon, P., Payne, H. & Henzi, S.P. (2004) Day length 
     variation and seasonal analyses of behaviour. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 34: 39-44

14.  Hill, R.A., Weingrill, T., Barrett, L., & Henzi, S.P. (2004) Indices of environmental temperatures for 
     primates in open habitats. Primates, 45: 7-13 (pdf)

13.  Henzi, S.P., Barrett, L., Gaynor, D., Greeff, J., Weingrill, T. & Hill, R.A. (2003) Effect of resource 
     competition on the long-term allocation of grooming by female baboons: evaluating Seyfarth's model.
     Animal Behaviour, 66: 931-938 (pdf)

12.  Hill, R.A. & Dunbar, R.I.M. (2003) Social network size in humans. Human Nature, 14:53-72 (pdf)
     [Reviewed as Feature Article in New Scientist, 27th December 2003, pp. 60-61]

11.  Weingrill, T., Lycett, J.E., Barrett, L., Hill, R.A. & Henzi, S.P. (2003) Male consortship behaviour in 
     chacma baboons: The role of demographic factors and female conceptive probabilities. Behaviour,
     140: 405-427 (pdf)

10.  Rae, T.C., Hill, R.A., Hamada, Y., & Koppe, T. (2003) Clinal variation of maxillary sinus volume in 
     Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata). American Journal of Primatology, 59: 153-158 (pdf)

9.   Hill, R.A., Barrett, L., Gaynor, D., Weingrill, T., Dixon, P., Payne, H. & Henzi, S.P. (2003) Day length, 
     latitude and behavioural (in)flexibility in baboons. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 53: 
     278-286 (pdf)

8.   Hill, R.A. & Dunbar, R.I.M. (2002) Climatic determinants of diet and foraging behaviour in baboons. 
     Evolutionary Ecology, 16: 579-593 (pdf)

7.   Hill, R.A., Lycett, J.E. & Dunbar, R.I.M. (2000) Ecological and social determinants of birth intervals 
     in baboons. Behavioural Ecology, 11: 560-564 (pdf)

6.   Henzi, S.P., Barrett, L., Weingrill, T., Dixon, P & Hill, R.A. (2000) Ruths amid the alien corn: males and 
     the translocation of female baboons. South African Journal of Science, 96: 61-62 (pdf)

5.   Barrett, L., Henzi, S.P., Weingrill, T., Lycett, J.E. & Hill, R.A. (2000) Female baboons give as good as 
     they get but do not raise the stakes. Animal Behaviour, 59: 763-770 (pdf)

4.   Barrett, L., Henzi, S.P., Weingrill, T., Lycett, J.E. & Hill, R.A. (1999) The market value of grooming 
     depends on power differences among female baboons. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B, 
     266: 665-670 (pdf)

3.   Hill, R.A. (1999) Size dependent tortoise predation by baboons at De Hoop Nature Reserve, South 
     Africa. South African Journal of Science, 95: 123-124 (pdf)

2.   Hill, R.A. & Lee, P.C. (1998) Predation pressure as an influence on group size in Cercopithecoid 
     primates: implications for social structure. Journal of Zoology, 245: 447-456 (pdf)

1.   Hill, R.A. & Dunbar, R.I.M. (1998) An evaluation of the roles of predation rate and predation risk as 
     selective pressures on primate grouping behaviour. Behaviour, 135: 411-430 (pdf)



7.  Wiedemann, D., Barton, R.A. & Hill, R.A. (2012) Evolutionary approaches to sport. In: Roberts,
     S.C. (ed.) Applied Evolutionary Psychology. pp. 290-307.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.

6.  Hill, R.A., Sellers, W.I., Logan B. & Zapala, J. (2012) An agent-based model of group decision-making
     in baboons. In: Seth, A., Prescott, T. & Bryson, J. (eds.) Modelling Natural Action Selection. pp. 454-476.
     Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

5.   Hill, R.A. (2008) Non-human primate approaches to landscapes. In: David B. & Thomas, J. (eds.) 
     Handbook of Landscape Archaeology. pp. 95-101.  Left Coast Press, California.

4.   Hill, R.A. & Weingrill T. (2007) Predation risk and habitat use in chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas 
     ursinus). In: Gursky, S. & Nekaris K.A.I. (eds.) Primates and their predators. pp. 339-354. Kluwer 
     Academic Publishers (Developments in Primatology Series), New York.(pdf)

3.   Sellers, W.I., Hill, R.A. & Logan B. (2005) Biorealistic simulation of baboon foraging using agent-based 
     modelling. In: Bryson, J.J., Prescott T.J. & Seth, A.K. (eds.) Modelling natural action selection: 
     Proceedings of an international workshop. pp. 127-134. AISB Press, Brighton (pdf)

2.   Hill, R.A. (2005) Daylength seasonality and the thermal environment. In: Brockman, D.K. & van 
     Schaik, C.P. (eds.) Primate seasonality: implications for human evolution. pp. 197-213.  Cambridge 
     University Press, Cambridge

1.   Hill, R.A. & Cowlishaw, G.C. (2002) Foraging female baboons exhibit similar patterns of 
     antipredator vigilance across two populations. In: Miller, L.E. (ed.) Eat or be eaten: predator 
     sensitive foraging among primates. pp. 187-204.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge(pdf)


Hill, R.A. (1999) Ecological and demographic determinants of time budgets in baboons: 
    Implications for cross-populational models of baboon socioecology. PhD thesis, University of 
    Liverpool (download)