South Australian Museum Staff
- Head of Science
Bob Hill is Head of Sciences at the SA Museum and Executive Dean of Sciences at the University of Adelaide.
His research interest is in Cenozoic palaeobotany, and in particular he is interested in the evolution of the Australian vegetation in response to long term climate change.
He is convenor of the ARC Research Network entitled "Discovering the Past and Present to Shape the Future"
Major Publications: (Top 5)
Hill, R.S. (ed.) 1994. History of the Australian Vegetation: Cretaceous to Recent. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 433pp.
Hill, R.S., Harwood, D.M. & Webb, P.-N. 1996. Nothofagus beardmorensis (Nothofagaceae), a new species based on leaves from the Pliocene Sirius Group, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 94, 11-24.
Hill, R.S. 1998. Fossil evidence for the onset of xeromorphy and scleromorphy in Australian Proteaceae. Australian Systematic Botany 11, 391-400.
Hill, R.S. 2001. Biogeography, evolution and palaeoecology of Nothofagus (Nothofagaceae): the contribution of the fossil record. Australian Journal of Botany 49, 321-332.
Hill, R.S. 2004. Origins of the southeastern Australian vegetation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 359, 1537-1549.