Trevor Hill

BSc (Hons); PhD (Rhodes); PGDE (Rhodes)
Presently studying for a LLM (Environmental Law)

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Telephone +27 (0) 33 260 5235

Discipline of Geography
School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Private Bag X01
South Africa

Description of Research Activities
  • Contemporary Pollen Analysis
  • Palaeo-climatic reconstruction
  • Natural Resource Management
  • GIS
  • Biogeography

Key Publications (please email me to request a copy)

Hill, TR, 1995: Analysis of Contemporary Pollen Rain in South Africa – A Review. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 50 (1), 27-39.

Hill, TR, 1996: Statistical Determination of Sample Size and Contemporary Pollen Counts, Natal Drakensberg, South Africa. Grana, 35, 119-124.

Hill, TR, 1996: Palynological Investigations in South Africa. Quaternary Australasia, 14 (1), 42-52.

Hill, TR, 1996: Description, Classification and Ordination of the Dominant Vegetation Communities, Cathedral Peak, KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg. South African Journal of Botany, 62 (5), 263-269.

Finch, J. & Hill, TR., 2008: A Late Quaternary pollen sequence from Mfabeni Peatland, South Africa: reconstructing Podocarpus forest history in Maputaland. Quaternary Research, 70, 442-450.

Recent Publications

Strachan, K.L., Hill, T.R., Finch, J.M., Barnett, R.L., Frenzel, P. (in press). Distribution of Salt-Marsh Foraminifera in Two South African Estuaries and Application. Journal of Coastal Research.

Strachan, K.L., Finch, J.M., Hill, T.R., Barnett, R.L., Morris, C.D. (2016). Environmental controls on the distribution of saltmarsh foraminifera from the southern coastline of South Africa. Journal of Biogeography 43, 887-898.

BAA Hoogakker, RS Smith, JS Singarayer, R Marchant, IC Prentice, JRM Allen, RS Anderson, SA Bhagwat, H Behling, O Borisova, M Bush, A Correa-Metrio, A de Vernal, JM Finch, B Fréchette, S Lozano-Garcia, WD Gosling, W Granoszewski, EC Grimm, E Grüger, J Hanselman, SP Harrison, TR Hill, B Huntley, G Jiménez-Moreno, P Kershaw, M-P Ledru, D Magri, M McKenzie, U Müller, T Nakagawa, E Novenko, D Penny, L Sadori, L Scott, J Stevenson, PJ Valdes, M Vandergoes, A Velichko, C Whitlock, C Tzedakis (2015). Terrestrial biosphere changes over the last 120 kyr and their impact on ocean delta 13C. Climate of the Past Discussions 11, 1031-1091.

Strachan, K.L., Hill, T.R., Finch, J.M., Barnett, R.L. 2015. Vertical zonation of foraminifera assemblages in Galpins Salt Marsh, South Africa. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 45(1) 29–41.

Strachan, K.L., Finch, J.M., Hill, T.R., Barnett, R.L. 2014. A late Holocene sea-level curve for the east coast of South Africa. South African Journal of Science 110, 74-82. DOI: 10.1590/ sajs.2014/20130198

Ndebele-Murisa, MR, Mashonjowa, E & Hill, TR, 2011: The decline of Kapenta fish stocks in Lake Kariba – a case of climate changing? Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 66 (3), 220 – 223.

Ndebele-Murisa, MR, Mashonjowa, E & Hill, TR, 2011: The implications of a changing climate on the Kapenta fish stocks of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 66 (2), 105 – 119.

Nel, E, Taylor, B, Hill, TR & Atkinson, D, 2011: Demographic and Economic Changes in Small Towns in South Africa’s Karoo: Looking from the Inside Out. Urban Forum, DOI 10.1007/s12132-011-9131-z

Palmer, BJ, Hill, TR, McGregor GK, & Paterson, AW, 2011: An Assessment of Coastal Development and Land Use Change Using the DPSIR Framework: Case Studies from the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Coastal Management, 39 (2), 158-174.

Palmer, BJ, McGregor GK, Hill, TR & Paterson, AW, 2010: A spatial assessment of coastal development and land use change in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. South African Geographical Journal, 92 (2), 117-128.

Mitchell, M. & Hill, T. R., 2010: An exploratory analysis of stakeholders’ expectations and perceptions of corporate social and environmental reporting in South Africa. South African Journal of Accounting Research, 24 (1), 49-78.

Goebel, A., Dodson, B., & Hill, T.R., 2010: Urban advantage or Urban penalty? A case study of female-headed households in a South African city. Health and Place, 16 (3), 573-580.

Goebel, A., Hill, T., Fincham, R., Lawhon, M., 2009:  Transdisciplinarity in Urban South Africa. Futures, doi:10.1016/j.futures.2009.11.032 

Mitchell, C. & Hill, T.R., 2009: Corporate social and environmental reporting and the impact of internal environmental policy in South Africa. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. 16, 48 – 60.

de Neergaard, A., Saarnak, C., Hill, T., Khanyile, M., Berzoza, A. & Birch-Thomsen, T., 2005: Exotic wattle species in the Drakensberg region of South Africa - an invasive alien or potential resource? Agricultural Systems, 85, 216 – 233.
Gardyne, S.; Hill, TR. & Nel, E., 2005: Tourism potential as a local government response to poverty: Ingwe Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Africa Insight, 35 (4), 121 – 129.

Mitchell, C.G., Hill, T.R. & Stobie, B.S., 2005: Corporate social and environmental reporting as an effective mechanism to support social accountability in South Africa. The southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research, 6, 67–74.

Traynor, C.H., Hill, T.R., Ndela, Z. & Tshabalala, P., 2008: What’ll we do with wattle? The dualistic nature of Acacia mearnsii as both a resource and an alien invasive species, Swaziland. Alternation 15 (1), 180 – 205.

Rivers-Moore, N.A., Hughes, D.A., Mantel, S. & Hill, T.R., 2008: First steps in the development of a water temperature model framework for refining the ecological Reserve in South African rivers. Water SA, 34, 1 – 11.

Nel, E. & Hill, T., 2008: Marginalisation and demographic change in the semi-arid Karoo, South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments, 72, 2264-2274.

Traynor, C. & Hill, T.R., 2008: Mangrove utilisation and implications for Participatory Forest Management, South Africa. Conservation and Society, 6(2), 1-8.

Traynor, C. & Hill, T., 2008: Resource demand estimates for sustainable forest management: Mngazana Mangrove Forest, South Africa. Bothalia, 38, 79-86.

Hill, T.R., Traynor, C., Birch-Thomsen, T., de Neergaard, A. & Bob, U., 2008: Problem-based, interdisciplinary field-based courses: Reflections from southern Africa experiences. South African Geographical Journal, 90 (2), 122-133.

Hill, T.R.; Traynor, C.H., Birch-Thomsen, T.; de Neergaard, A.; Bob, U.; Manyatsi, A.M., & Sebego, R.J., 2008: Clear the Mind of Pre-conceived Ideas and Get Your Hands Dirty! An Approach to Field-based Courses: The SLUSE-southern Africa Experience. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 32 (3), 441-457.

Waiklen, J. & Hill, T.R., 2007: The impact of land transformation on breeding blue swallows Hirundo atrocaerulea sundevall, in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.  Journal of Nature Conservation, 15, 245-255.

Hill, T.R., Nel, E.L. & Illgner, P., 2007: Partnership For Success – Community-Based Economic Development: A Case Study Of Ngolowindo Co-Op, Malawi. Environment and Governance, Part C., 25 (4), 573-590.

Nel, E.L., Hill, T.R. & Goodenough, C., 2007: Inward Or Outward Focussed Growth: Disjuncture Or Co-Operative Economic Development?  A Case Study of Richards Bay. Urban Forum, 18 (2), 31-47.

Donaldson-Selby, G., Hill, T.R. & Korrubel, J., 2007: Photorealistic visualisation of urban greening in a low-cost high-density housing settlement, Durban, South Africa. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 6, 3-14.

Finch, JM., Samways, M.J., Hill, TR., Piper, SE. and Tayor, S., 2006: Bioclim-type modelling for predicting species distribution: Odonata in South Africa. Biodiversity and Conservation,  15(13): 4239-4251.

Nel, E., Hill, T. & Trotter, D., 2006: The role of Nature Based Tourism in the promotion of locality Based Development in South Africa. Singapore Journal of Geography, 27 (2), 163-175.

Nel, E., Illgner, P. and Hill, TR., 2005: Cultivating success in Malawi: Community-based mushroom growing as an alternative livelihood strategy. Africa Insight, 35 (4), 121 – 129

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