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Dr Kimberley Hockings

Dr Kimberley Hockings

Lecturer in Biosciences

 Tremough Innovation Centre 

 

Tremough Innovation Centre, University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9TA

An adult male chimpanzee foraging on human crops in front of onlooking villagers at Bossou in Guinea.

Overview

The main objective of my research is to elucidate the underlying mechanisms that allow human-wildlife coexistence. I have a particular interest in the drivers of resource competition and aggressive interactions between human and nonhuman great apes in shared landscapes. Comprehensively examining bi-directional interactions requires an understanding of the ways in which animals flexibly modify their behaviour in response to the costs and benefits of anthropogenic habitats, and how local people perceive and respond to sympatric wildlife. To do this effectively demands a cross-disciplinary skills base, and my research increasingly combines biological, ecological, and social science approaches. A goal of my research is to work with different stakeholders to generate locally appropriate and culturally sensitive solutions to conservation dilemmas.

I conduct fieldwork in West Africa, including research on wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Bossou in Guinea, and various primate species including chimpanzees and colobus monkeys (Piliocolobus temminckii) at Cantanhez and Dulombi National Parks in Guinea-Bissau. I supervise students working on human-great ape interactions across Africa, and have supervised dissertations on various aspects of wildlife behaviour and conservation across Africa, Asia, and the Neotropics. I am a member of the great ape section of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group and the Conservation Working Party of the Primate Society of Great Britain. I am a member of the Human Behaviour and Cultural Evolution Group (HuBCEG).

Broad research specialisms:

Human-wildlife interactions and conservation conflicts
Great ape behaviour, ecology, and cognition
Primate conservation

Qualifications

2007  Ph.D. in Evolutionary Psychology, University of Stirling, UK

2002  B.Sc .(Hon.) in Zoology, University of Liverpool, UK

Career

2018-onwards Lecturer in Biosciences, University of Exeter, UK

2015-2018 University Research Fellow (FCT), Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA), Portugal     

2013-2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oxford Brookes University, UK         

2010 Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Kyoto University, Japan

2008-2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (FCT), New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Research group links

Kimberley collecting behavioural data on the critically endangered western chimpanzee

Members of the research team setting up cameratraps to monitor wildlife at Cantanhez NP, Guinea-Bissau

Continued engagement with stakeholders increases awareness of biodiversity conservation, which must include the needs and opinions of local people

Research

Research interests

My interests in Animal Behaviour and Conservation Biology are broad, and I am currently conducting research in four diverse, but interlinked, areas: (1) human-wildlife interactions and applied animal conservation, (2) primate behavioural flexibility and cognition in anthropogenic habitats, (3) great ape tool-use and material culture, and (4) wildlife use of ethanol.

Human-wildlife interactions

In my approach to studying theoretical and applied aspects of human-wildlife interactions, I combine social science methods with an understanding of how animals perceive, and respond to, anthropogenic environments at a local- and landscape-level. I conduct research on resource competition (crops, wild foods, space) between sympatric humans and chimpanzees across equatorial Africa, and examine the circumstances surrounding attacks by wild chimpanzees on local persons. I am interested in the influence of anthropogenic factors on wildlife presence and distribution in human-impacted landscapes, and how human perceptions about wildlife impact tolerance levels towards sympatric and sometimes problematic species. A goal of my research is to work with different stakeholders to build capacity and generate locally appropriate and transparent solutions for biodiversity conservation in an effort to reduce conservation conflicts.

Primate behavioural flexibility in anthropogenic habitats

I am interested in the physical, behavioural, and cognitive characteristics of primates and other wildlife that allow them to persist in proximity to people. I am particularly passionate about exploring the ways in which primate responses to fast-changing anthropogenic landscapes, with shrinking forested areas and more mosaic habitats, provide a contemporary situation for understanding evolutionary aspects of their cognition and flexibility. I am also keen to consider ways in which understanding animal behaviour and cognition in the wild can assist in conservation efforts, for example, through increasing animal perception of risk when exploiting human parts of the environment such as roads and plantations.

Great ape tool-use and material culture

Knowledge about nonhuman great ape behaviour, cognitive capacities, and technology is important to shed light on human behaviour, our evolutionary history, and on the evolutionary origins of the earliest human technology. In collaboration with colleagues from Oxford, we are currently exploring the tool-use repertoire and ecological drivers of technological and behavioural variation of chimpanzee populations in forest and savanna habitats in Guinea-Bissau. As these sites are impacted by humans in different ways, I am particularly interested in how great ape material culture is changing in response to human presence and activities.

Wildlife use of ethanol

Ethanol is naturally consumed by a variety of taxa, from invertebrates to vertebrates, including mammals. I am interested in the evolutionary origins of ethanol consumption in humans, and although there are numerous anecdotes about wild primates ingesting ethanol, almost all remain non-validated. In collaboration with colleagues from the USA, we combine paleogenetics and ecological research to test hypotheses about the evolutionary origins of primate ethanol consumption through resurrecting key components of the ethanol metabolizing pathway in our distant ancestors, and applying scientific rigor to investigate the ethanol content of food in primate habitat and the consumption patterns of these foods.

Research networks

Member: The Bossou and Nimba International Research Team, Guinea & Japan http://www.greencorridor.info/index.html

Member: The Centre for Research in Anthropology, Portugal
http://cria.org.pt/wp/en/about/

Member: The Paleo-Primate Project, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
http://www.bioanth.ox.ac.uk/project/paleo-primate-project-mozambique/

International Collaborator: The Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science, Kyoto University, Japan
http://www.wildlife-science.org/en/collaborators.html#ic

International Collaborator: The Institute for Biodiversity and Protected Areas (IBAP), Guinea-Bissau
https://www.ibapgbissau.org/index.php/about

Long-term collaborators:
Dr Dora Biro: http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/people/view/biro_d.htm
Dr Matthew Carrigan: http://ffame.org/mcarrigan.php
Dr Susana Carvalho: https://www.icea.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-susana-carvalho#tab-1-2
Prof Amélia Frazão Moreira: http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/faculdade/docentes/maf
Prof Catherine Hill: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/social-sciences/staff-and-students/academic-staff/?wid=academic-staff&op=full&uid=p0072741
Prof Tetsuro Matsuzawa: http://www.matsuzawa.kyoto/cv/en/
Dr Matthew McLennan: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/social-sciences/staff-and-students/academic-staff/?wid=academic-staff&op=full&uid=p0026444

Grants/Funding:

2018   British Academy Conference Grant (with Robin Dunbar) for “Alcohol and Humans: A Long and Social Affair”.

2016-2018     ARCUS great ape conservation grant for “Promoting Chimpanzee Conservation in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa”- US$50,000.

2015-2017     Mohammed Bin Zayed Conservation Fund (with Hellen Bersacola) for “Seeking people-primate coexistence: Endangered primate responses to anthropogenic activities and land transformation in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa” - US$12,000.

2015-  Fundaçao de Ciencia e Technologia (FCT) Research grant “Landscapes of risk: a cross-disciplinary approach to examine the sustainability of human-chimpanzee coexistence”, Principal Investigator - €49,950

2015-2016     FCT Research grant “Chimpanzee tool-use in Guinea-Bissau and behavioural complexity”, Principal Investigator - €49,873

2012-2014     FCT Research grant “Where humans and chimpanzees meet: assessing sympatry throughout Africa using a multi-tiered approach”, Principal Investigator - €110,000

2013, 2016   Santander Internationalisation Award for Scientific Production

2010   Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan. Research Fellowship - US$2500

2009   Conservation International, USA. Research grant - US$4500

2004-  International Team for Bossou-Nimba Research, Kyoto University, Japan: MEXT and JSPS-Hope, Japan, awarded by T Matsuzawa for fieldwork costs - £15000.

2003-2007     University of Stirling, UK. Full PhD studentship

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Parathian HE, Frazao-Moreira A, Hockings KJ (2018). Environmental psychology must better integrate local cultural and sociodemographic context to inform conservation. Conservation Letters
Bersacola E, Bessa J, Frazão-Moreira A, Biro D, Sousa C, Hockings KJ (2018). Primate occurrence across a human-impacted landscape in Guinea-Bissau and neighbouring regions in West Africa: using a systematic literature review to highlight the next conservation steps. PeerJ, 6, e4847-e4847. Full text.
Hockings KJ, McLennan MR, Carvalho S, Ancrenaz M, Bobe R, Byrne RW, Dunbar RIM, Matsuzawa T, McGrew WC, Williamson EA, et al (2015). Apes in the Anthropocene: Flexibility and survival. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 30(4), 215-222. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Bryson-Morrison N, Carvalho S, Fujisawa M, Humle T, McGrew WC, Nakamura M, Ohashi G, Yamanashi Y, Yamakoshi G, et al (2015). Tools to tipple: Ethanol ingestion by wild chimpanzees using leaf-sponges. Royal Society Open Science, 2(6). Abstract.
Hockings KJ, McLennan MR, Hill C (2014). Fear beyond predators. Science, 344(6187).
McLennan MR, Hockings KJ (2014). Wild chimpanzees show group differences in selection of agricultural crops. Scientific Reports, 4 Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Parathian H, McLennan MR, Hill CM, Frazao-Moreira A, Hockings KJ (2018). Breaking through disciplinary barriers: Human–wildlife interactions and multispecies ethnography. International Journal of Primatology Full text.
Parathian HE, Frazao-Moreira A, Hockings KJ (2018). Environmental psychology must better integrate local cultural and sociodemographic context to inform conservation. Conservation Letters
Bersacola E, Bessa J, Frazão-Moreira A, Biro D, Sousa C, Hockings KJ (2018). Primate occurrence across a human-impacted landscape in Guinea-Bissau and neighbouring regions in West Africa: using a systematic literature review to highlight the next conservation steps. PeerJ, 6, e4847-e4847. Full text.
Hockings KJ, Yamakoshi G, Matsuzawa T (2017). Dispersal of a Human-Cultivated Crop by Wild Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in a Forest–Farm Matrix. International Journal of Primatology, 38(2), 172-193. Abstract.
McLennan MR, Spagnoletti N, Hockings KJ (2017). The Implications of Primate Behavioral Flexibility for Sustainable Human–Primate Coexistence in Anthropogenic Habitats. International Journal of Primatology, 38(2), 105-121. Abstract.
Fernandes M, Frazão-Moreira A, Hockings KJ, Alves-Cardoso F (2016). Across disciplinary boundaries: Remembering cláudia sousa. Etnografica, 20(3), 633-640. Abstract.
Hockings KJ (2016). Chimpanzee behavioural flexibility and the sustainability of human-chimpanzee interactions at cantanhez national park, guinea-bissau. Etnografica, 20(3), 659-662. Abstract.
Fujisawa M, Hockings KJ, Soumah AG, Matsuzawa T (2016). Placentophagy in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at bossou, guinea. Primates, 57(2), 175-180. Abstract.
Cannon TH, Heistermann M, Hankison SJ, Hockings KJ, McLennan MR (2016). Tailored Enrichment Strategies and Stereotypic Behavior in Captive Individually Housed Macaques (Macaca spp.). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(2), 171-182. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, McLennan MR, Carvalho S, Ancrenaz M, Bobe R, Byrne RW, Dunbar RIM, Matsuzawa T, McGrew WC, Williamson EA, et al (2015). Apes in the Anthropocene: Flexibility and survival. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 30(4), 215-222. Abstract.
Bessa J, Sousa C, Hockings KJ (2015). Feeding ecology of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) inhabiting a forest-mangrove-savanna-agricultural matrix at Caiquene-Cadique, Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau. American Journal of Primatology, 77(6), 651-665. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Bryson-Morrison N, Carvalho S, Fujisawa M, Humle T, McGrew WC, Nakamura M, Ohashi G, Yamanashi Y, Yamakoshi G, et al (2015). Tools to tipple: Ethanol ingestion by wild chimpanzees using leaf-sponges. Royal Society Open Science, 2(6). Abstract.
Hockings KJ, McLennan MR, Hill C (2014). Fear beyond predators. Science, 344(6187).
McLennan MR, Hockings KJ (2014). Wild chimpanzees show group differences in selection of agricultural crops. Scientific Reports, 4 Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Sousa C (2013). Human-chimpanzee sympatry and interactions in Cantanhez National Park, guinea-bissau: Current research and future directions. Primate Conservation, 26(1), 57-65. Abstract.
Carvalho S, Biro D, Cunha E, Hockings K, McGrew WC, Richmond BG, Matsuzawa T (2012). Chimpanzee carrying behaviour and the origins of human bipedality. Current Biology, 22(6).
Hockings KJ, Humle T, Carvalho S, Matsuzawa T (2012). Chimpanzee interactions with nonhuman species in an anthropogenic habitat. Behaviour, 149(3-4), 299-324. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Sousa C (2012). Differential utilization of cashew-a low-conflict crop-by sympatric humans and chimpanzees. ORYX, 46(3), 375-381. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, McLennan MR (2012). From forest to farm: Systematic review of cultivar feeding by chimpanzees - management implications for wildlife in anthropogenic landscapes. PLoS ONE, 7(4). Abstract.
Little AC, Hockings KJ, Apicella CL, Sousa C (2012). Mixed-ethnicity face shape and attractiveness in humans. Perception, 41(12), 1486-1496. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Anderson JR, Matsuzawa T (2012). Socioecological adaptations by chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes verus, inhabiting an anthropogenically impacted habitat. Animal Behaviour, 83(3), 801-810. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Yamakoshi G, Kabasawa A, Matsuzawa T (2010). Attacks on local persons by chimpanzees in Bossou, Republic of Guinea: Long-term perspectives. American Journal of Primatology, 72(10), 887-896. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Anderson JR, Matsuzawa T (2010). Flexible feeding on cultivated underground storage organs by rainforest-dwelling chimpanzees at Bossou, West Africa. Journal of Human Evolution, 58(3), 227-233. Abstract.
Fuentes A, Hockings KJ (2010). The ethnoprimatological approach in primatology. American Journal of Primatology, 72(10), 841-847. Abstract.
Hockings KJ (2009). Living at the interface: Human-chimpanzee competition, coexistence and conflict in Africa. Interaction Studies, 10(2), 183-205. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Anderson JR, Matsuzawa T (2009). Use of wild and cultivated foods by Chimpanzees at Bossou, Republic of Guinea: Feeding dynamics in a human-influenced environment. American Journal of Primatology, 71(8), 636-646. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Humle T, Anderson JR, Biro D, Sousa C, Ohashi G, Matsuzawa T (2007). Chimpanzees share forbidden fruit. PLoS ONE, 2(9). Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Anderson JR, Matsuzawa T (2006). Road crossing in chimpanzees: a risky business. Current Biology, 16(17).

Chapters

Hockings KJ, McLennan MR (2016). Problematic primate behaviour in agricultural landscapes: Chimpanzees as ‘pests’ and ‘predators’. In Waller M (Ed) Ethnoprimatology: Primate Conservation in the 21st Century, Switzerland: Springer, 137-156.
McLennan MR, Hockings KJ (2015). The aggressive apes? Causes and contexts of great ape attacks on local persons. In  (Ed) Problematic Wildlife: a Cross-Disciplinary Approach, 373-394.  Abstract.
Hockings KJ (2011). Behavioural flexibility and division of roles in chimpanzee road-crossing. In Matsuzawa T, Humle T, Sugiyama Y (Eds.) The chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba, Tokyo: Springer-Verlag, 221-229.
Hockings KJ (2011). The crop-raiders of the sacred hill. In Matsuzawa T, Humle T, Sugiyama Y (Eds.) The chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba, Tokyo: Springer-Verlag, 211-220.
Hockings KJ (2010). Human-chimpanzee competition and conflict in Africa: a case study of coexistence in Bossou, Republic of Guinea. In Lonsdorf E, Ross S, Matsuzawa T (Eds.) The Mind of the Chimpanzee: Ecological and Experimental Perspectives, Chicago and London: the University of Chicago Press, 347-360.

Reports

Hockings KJ, Humle T (2009). Best practice guidelines for the prevention and mitigation of conflict between humans and great apes. Gland, Switzerland, IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group.

Publications by year


2018

Parathian H, McLennan MR, Hill CM, Frazao-Moreira A, Hockings KJ (2018). Breaking through disciplinary barriers: Human–wildlife interactions and multispecies ethnography. International Journal of Primatology Full text.
Parathian HE, Frazao-Moreira A, Hockings KJ (2018). Environmental psychology must better integrate local cultural and sociodemographic context to inform conservation. Conservation Letters
Bersacola E, Bessa J, Frazão-Moreira A, Biro D, Sousa C, Hockings KJ (2018). Primate occurrence across a human-impacted landscape in Guinea-Bissau and neighbouring regions in West Africa: using a systematic literature review to highlight the next conservation steps. PeerJ, 6, e4847-e4847. Full text.

2017

Hockings KJ, Yamakoshi G, Matsuzawa T (2017). Dispersal of a Human-Cultivated Crop by Wild Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in a Forest–Farm Matrix. International Journal of Primatology, 38(2), 172-193. Abstract.
McLennan MR, Spagnoletti N, Hockings KJ (2017). The Implications of Primate Behavioral Flexibility for Sustainable Human–Primate Coexistence in Anthropogenic Habitats. International Journal of Primatology, 38(2), 105-121. Abstract.

2016

Fernandes M, Frazão-Moreira A, Hockings KJ, Alves-Cardoso F (2016). Across disciplinary boundaries: Remembering cláudia sousa. Etnografica, 20(3), 633-640. Abstract.
Hockings KJ (2016). Chimpanzee behavioural flexibility and the sustainability of human-chimpanzee interactions at cantanhez national park, guinea-bissau. Etnografica, 20(3), 659-662. Abstract.
Fujisawa M, Hockings KJ, Soumah AG, Matsuzawa T (2016). Placentophagy in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at bossou, guinea. Primates, 57(2), 175-180. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, McLennan MR (2016). Problematic primate behaviour in agricultural landscapes: Chimpanzees as ‘pests’ and ‘predators’. In Waller M (Ed) Ethnoprimatology: Primate Conservation in the 21st Century, Switzerland: Springer, 137-156.
Cannon TH, Heistermann M, Hankison SJ, Hockings KJ, McLennan MR (2016). Tailored Enrichment Strategies and Stereotypic Behavior in Captive Individually Housed Macaques (Macaca spp.). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(2), 171-182. Abstract.

2015

Hockings KJ, McLennan MR, Carvalho S, Ancrenaz M, Bobe R, Byrne RW, Dunbar RIM, Matsuzawa T, McGrew WC, Williamson EA, et al (2015). Apes in the Anthropocene: Flexibility and survival. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 30(4), 215-222. Abstract.
Bessa J, Sousa C, Hockings KJ (2015). Feeding ecology of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) inhabiting a forest-mangrove-savanna-agricultural matrix at Caiquene-Cadique, Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau. American Journal of Primatology, 77(6), 651-665. Abstract.
McLennan MR, Hockings KJ (2015). The aggressive apes? Causes and contexts of great ape attacks on local persons. In  (Ed) Problematic Wildlife: a Cross-Disciplinary Approach, 373-394.  Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Bryson-Morrison N, Carvalho S, Fujisawa M, Humle T, McGrew WC, Nakamura M, Ohashi G, Yamanashi Y, Yamakoshi G, et al (2015). Tools to tipple: Ethanol ingestion by wild chimpanzees using leaf-sponges. Royal Society Open Science, 2(6). Abstract.

2014

Hockings KJ, McLennan MR, Hill C (2014). Fear beyond predators. Science, 344(6187).
McLennan MR, Hockings KJ (2014). Wild chimpanzees show group differences in selection of agricultural crops. Scientific Reports, 4 Abstract.

2013

Hockings KJ, Sousa C (2013). Human-chimpanzee sympatry and interactions in Cantanhez National Park, guinea-bissau: Current research and future directions. Primate Conservation, 26(1), 57-65. Abstract.

2012

Carvalho S, Biro D, Cunha E, Hockings K, McGrew WC, Richmond BG, Matsuzawa T (2012). Chimpanzee carrying behaviour and the origins of human bipedality. Current Biology, 22(6).
Hockings KJ, Humle T, Carvalho S, Matsuzawa T (2012). Chimpanzee interactions with nonhuman species in an anthropogenic habitat. Behaviour, 149(3-4), 299-324. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Sousa C (2012). Differential utilization of cashew-a low-conflict crop-by sympatric humans and chimpanzees. ORYX, 46(3), 375-381. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, McLennan MR (2012). From forest to farm: Systematic review of cultivar feeding by chimpanzees - management implications for wildlife in anthropogenic landscapes. PLoS ONE, 7(4). Abstract.
Little AC, Hockings KJ, Apicella CL, Sousa C (2012). Mixed-ethnicity face shape and attractiveness in humans. Perception, 41(12), 1486-1496. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Anderson JR, Matsuzawa T (2012). Socioecological adaptations by chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes verus, inhabiting an anthropogenically impacted habitat. Animal Behaviour, 83(3), 801-810. Abstract.

2011

Hockings KJ (2011). Behavioural flexibility and division of roles in chimpanzee road-crossing. In Matsuzawa T, Humle T, Sugiyama Y (Eds.) The chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba, Tokyo: Springer-Verlag, 221-229.
Hockings KJ (2011). The crop-raiders of the sacred hill. In Matsuzawa T, Humle T, Sugiyama Y (Eds.) The chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba, Tokyo: Springer-Verlag, 211-220.

2010

Hockings KJ, Yamakoshi G, Kabasawa A, Matsuzawa T (2010). Attacks on local persons by chimpanzees in Bossou, Republic of Guinea: Long-term perspectives. American Journal of Primatology, 72(10), 887-896. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Anderson JR, Matsuzawa T (2010). Flexible feeding on cultivated underground storage organs by rainforest-dwelling chimpanzees at Bossou, West Africa. Journal of Human Evolution, 58(3), 227-233. Abstract.
Hockings KJ (2010). Human-chimpanzee competition and conflict in Africa: a case study of coexistence in Bossou, Republic of Guinea. In Lonsdorf E, Ross S, Matsuzawa T (Eds.) The Mind of the Chimpanzee: Ecological and Experimental Perspectives, Chicago and London: the University of Chicago Press, 347-360.
Fuentes A, Hockings KJ (2010). The ethnoprimatological approach in primatology. American Journal of Primatology, 72(10), 841-847. Abstract.

2009

Hockings KJ, Humle T (2009). Best practice guidelines for the prevention and mitigation of conflict between humans and great apes. Gland, Switzerland, IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group.
Hockings KJ (2009). Living at the interface: Human-chimpanzee competition, coexistence and conflict in Africa. Interaction Studies, 10(2), 183-205. Abstract.
Hockings KJ, Anderson JR, Matsuzawa T (2009). Use of wild and cultivated foods by Chimpanzees at Bossou, Republic of Guinea: Feeding dynamics in a human-influenced environment. American Journal of Primatology, 71(8), 636-646. Abstract.

2007

Hockings KJ, Humle T, Anderson JR, Biro D, Sousa C, Ohashi G, Matsuzawa T (2007). Chimpanzees share forbidden fruit. PLoS ONE, 2(9). Abstract.

2006

Hockings KJ, Anderson JR, Matsuzawa T (2006). Road crossing in chimpanzees: a risky business. Current Biology, 16(17).

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External Engagment and Impact

Committee/panel activities

In collaboration with Portuguese colleagues and the Institute of Biodiversity and Protected Areas in Guinea-Bissau, I coordinate research activities on nonhuman primates at Caiquene-Cadique and other sites in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau. I am a member of the great ape section of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group and the Conservation Working Party of the Primate Society of Great Britain. I am part of the working group to update the Western Chimpanzee Regional Action Plan and a representative for Guinea-Bissau. I chair the committee for the Claudia Sousa Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Portuguese Primatology established by the Bossou and Nimba International Research Team.

http://www.primate-sg.org/section_great_apes/

http://www.psgb.org/conservation.php

http://langint.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ai/en/claudia/


Conferences and invited presentations

Selected Refereed Presentations at Scientific Meetings:

2017 Primate behavioural flexibility in the Anthropocene. Invited paper presented at the VII Congress of the European Federation for Primatology, Strasbourg, France, August.

2017 Wild chimpanzees use tools to drink ethanol. Invited paper presented at the American Association for Physical Anthropology, New Orleans, USA, April.

2015 Apes in the Anthropocene: short-term flexibility & long-term survival. Paper presented at the VI Congress of the European Federation for Primatology, Rome, Italy, August.

2015 The chimpanzees of Caiquene-Cadique, Guinea-Bissau: feeding behaviour & resource competition with local people. Paper presented at the IV International Symposium on Primatology & Wildlife Science, Kyoto, Japan, July.

2014 Cocoa-spread by wild chimpanzees: do chimpanzees cultivate their own gardens? Invited paper presented at the XXV Congress of the International Primatological Society, Vietnam, August.

2013 Cultivar feeding by chimpanzees: community variation to conflict mitigation. Paper presented at the V Congress of the European Federation for Primatology, Antwerp, Belgium, April.

2011 Differential utilisation of cashew by sympatric humans and chimpanzees. Paper presented at the IV Congress of the European Federation for Primatology, Almada, Portugal, September

2010 Fission-fusion dynamics in chimpanzees at Bossou: ecological constraints in an anthropogenic environment. Paper presented at the XXIII Congress of the International Primatological Society, Kyoto, Japan, September.

2009 Living at the interface: human-chimpanzee competition, coexistence and conflict in Africa. Paper presented at the Congress of Portuguese Anthropology Association, Lisbon, Portugal, September.

2008 Human-chimpanzee competition and coexistence at Bossou, Republic of Guinea: A synthesis of ecological and behavioural perspectives. Paper presented at the XXII Congress of the International Primatological Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, August.

2007 Chimpanzees share the forbidden fruit. Invited paper presented in the Primate Society of Great Britain conference, Durham, England, April.

Selected Recent Invited Talks:

2015  Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Roehampton, UK

2014  JSPS Core-to-Core Program Symposium “Ecology & Conservation of Great Ape Populations”, Uganda

2014  Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Institute, Germany.

2014  Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (Bio Anth seminar series), University of Cambridge, UK.

2014  Wildlife Research Centre, Kyoto University, Japan

2014  Department of Social Sciences (Primate Conservation seminar series), Oxford Brookes University, UK.

2014  Biological Anthropology, School of Anthropology & Conservation, University of Kent, UK.

2013  Anthropological Institute & Museum, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Conference, Symposium, and Workshop organisation:

2017   Summer-school co-organiser: “Primate socio-ecology and primate conservation”, Lisbon

2016   Workshop organiser: “Working with local people for the conservation of chimpanzees in Guinea-Bissau”, Cantanhez National Park and Bissau

2015   Conference co-organiser: “Chimpanzees, People & Nature: The Legacy of Claudia Sousa”, Lisbon

2015   Symposium co-organiser: “Behavioural flexibility by primates in anthropogenic habitats”, VI European Federation for Primatology, Rome

2014   Workshop organiser: “Chimpanzee Conservation in Guinea-Bissau”, Lisbon

2011   Conference co-organiser: IV European Federation for Primatology, Portugal

2010   Symposium co-organiser: “How nonhuman great apes respond to anthropogenic contexts”, XXIII Congress of the International Primatological Society, Japan

2010   Conference co-organiser: HOPE-GM Primate Mind and Society, Japan


Other

Reviewer (up to present):

Grant bodies: ARCUS; Leakey Foundation; Primate Conservation Inc.; Primate Society of Great Britain: Conservation Working Party; Rufford Grants for Nature Conservation; Marie Curie; National Geographic

Journals: African Journal of Ecology; American Journal of Physical Anthropology; American Journal of Primatology; Animal Cognition; Behaviour; Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology; Biological Conservation; Critique of Anthropology; Environmental Management; Folia Primatologica; Human Ethology Bulletin; International Journal of Primatology; Journal of Applied Ecology; Oryx; PLoS ONE; Primates; Tropical Conservation Science

Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Hellen Bersacola (co-supervised with CM Hill and V Nijman, Oxford Brookes University) 2016 – ongoing - "Seeking human-wildlife coexistence: primate community response to anthropogenic activities and land transformation in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa"
  • Joana Bessa (co-supervised with D Biro, Oxford University) 2016 - ongoing. “Chimpanzee material culture in Cantanhez and Dulombi National Parks, Guinea-Bissau”
  • Aimee Oxley (co-supervised with CM Hill & MR McLennan, Oxford Brookes University) 2014 – ongoing. “Great ape conservation in the matrix: investigating the impacts of human activities on the socio-ecology of chimpanzees in a forest-farm mosaic”

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