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Peggy Hill is broadly trained as an ecologist and teacher. Her undergraduate degree is in education, and she taught math and science at the secondary level for 10 years. Her master's work on oak hybridization gave her training in evolutionary ecology and phylogenetics, and her interest in this work continues. Hill's PhD training included a combination of physiological and behavioral ecology to allow her to work in the overlap area between these two specializations. This background has allowed her to teach geometry and vertebrate anatomy, evolution and invertebrate zoology, and to work with students on varied questions they wish to pursue. Hill most enjoys working outside, whether it is in the prairie, forest or an Oklahoma stream, learning something new each day about the living world.
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
M.S., The University of Tulsa
B.S., The University of Tulsa
Animal Communication through Airborne and Substrate-borne Vibration
Foraging in Honeybees
Environmental Ethics and Conservation
The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.
Hill, Peggy S. M. and Andreas Wessel. 2016. Biotremology. Current Biology 26:R187-R191.
Golden, Timothy M. J. and Peggy S. M. Hill. 2016. The evolution of stridulatory communication in ants, revisited. Insectes Sociaux. doi: 10.1007/s00040-016-0470-6
Keane, Kit T., Peggy S. M. Hill, and Warren Booth. 2016. The kin selection hypothesis in a lekking mole cricket: assessing nested patterns of relatedness. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. doi: 10.1111/bij.12738
Hill, Peggy S. M. 2015. DISPATCH: He’s giving me good vibrations. Current Biology 25(21): R1046–R1047.
Amaya-Márquez, Marisol, Peggy S. M. Hill, Charles I. Abramson and Harrington Wells. 2014. Honey bee location- and time-linked memory use in novel foraging situations: floral color dependency. Insects 5:243-269.
Sanderson, Charlotte E., Peyton Cook, Peggy S. M. Hill, Benjamin S. Orozco, Harrington Wells and Charles I. Abramson. 2013. Nectar quality perception by honey bees (Apis mellifera ligustica). Journal of Comparative Psychology 127: 341-251. DOI:10.1037/a0032613
Padhi, Abinash, Richard E. Young, Jr., Cara Hoffart, Trevor Sarratt, Jennifer Fancher, Michael Steffen and Peggy S. M. Hill. 2010. Investigating genetic relationships within the Gryllotalpidae: A molecular hypothesis. Journal of Orthoptera Research, 19:357-360.
Hill, Peggy S. M., Jordan P. H. H. Deere, Jennifer Fancher, Daniel R. Howard and J. Bryan Tapp. 2009. Burrow aggregation of prairie mole cricket (Gryllotalpa major Saussure: Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) males is not based on soil microhabitat constraints at lek sites in Oklahoma. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 82:122-124.
Howard, Daniel R.and Peggy S. M. Hill. 2009. Grassland botanical structure influences lek spatial organization in Gryllotalpa major Saussure (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae). American Midland Naturalist, 161:206-218.
Howard, Daniel R., Andrew C. Mason and Peggy S. M. Hill. 2008. Hearing and spatial behavior in Gryllotalpa major Saussure (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 211:3613-3618.
Amaya-Márquez, Marisol, Peggy S. M. Hill, John F. Barthell, L. Lisa Pham, Dale R. Doty and Harrington Wells. 2008. Learning and memory during foraging of the blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria Say (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 81:315-327
Howard, Daniel R. and Peggy S. M. Hill. 2007. The effect of fire on spatial distributions of male mating aggregations in Gryllotalpa major Saussure (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) at the Nature Conservancy's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Oklahoma: Evidence of a fire-dependent species. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 80:51-64.
Sanderson, Charlotte E., Benjamin S. Orozco, Peggy S. M. Hill and Harrington Wells. 2006. Honey bee (Apis mellifera ligustica) response to differences in handling time, reward and colours. Ethology, 112:937-946.
Hill, Peggy S. M., Harrington Wells and John R. Shadley. 2006. Singing from a constructed burrow: Why vary the shape of the burrow mouth? Journal of Orthoptera Research, 15:23-29.
Howard, Daniel R. and Peggy S. M. Hill. 2006. Morphology and calling song characteristics in Gryllotalpa major (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae). Journal of Orthoptera Research, 15:53-57.
Barclay, Alexander, Richard W. Portman and Peggy S. M. Hill. 2005. Tracheal gills of the dobsonfly larvae, or hellgrammite Corydalus cornutus L. (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 78:181-185.
Hill, Peggy S. M., Cara Hoffart and Mark Buchheim. 2002. Tracing phylogenetic relationships in the family Gryllotalpidae. Journal of Orthoptera Research, 11:169-174.
Hoffart, Cara, Kylie Jones and Peggy S. M. Hill. 2002. Comparative morphology of the stridulatory apparatus of the Gryllotalpidae (Orthoptera) of the continental United States. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 75:123-131.
Hill, Peggy S. M. 2001. Vibration as a communication channel: a synopsis. American Zoologist, 41:1133-1134.
Hill, Peggy S.M. and John R. Shadley. 2001. Talking back: sending soil vibration signals to lekking prairie mole cricket males. American Zoologist, 41:1200-1214. Shadley, J. R. and Hill, P. S. M. 2000. Talking back: sending soil vibration signals to lekking prairie mole cricket males. American Zoologist, 40:1207
Hill, Peggy S. M., Jeremy Hollis and Harrington Wells. 2001. Foraging decisions in nectarivores: unexpected interactions between flower constancy and energetic rewards. Animal Behaviour, 62:729-737.
Hill, Peggy S.M. 2001. Vibration and animal communication: a review. American Zoologist, 41:1135-1142.
Çakmak, Ibrahim, Ram R. S. Rathore, Takashi Ohtani, Peggy S. Hill and Harrington Wells. 2000. The flower fidelity of honeybee foragers. Recent Research in Developmental Entomology, 3:15-28.
Wells, Harrington, Ibrahim Çakmak, Philip Coburn, Michael Athens and Peggy S. M. Hill. 2000. Honeybee (Apis mellifera ligustica) use of color and pattern in making foraging choices. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 73:195-207.
Hill, Peggy S. M. 2000. Elements of the acoustic repertoire of the prairie mole cricket (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae: Gryllotalpa major). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 73:95-102.
Hill, Peggy S.M. 1999. Lekking in Gryllotalpa major, the prairie mole cricket (Insecta: Gryllotalpidae). Ethology, 105:531-545.
Hill, Peggy S. M. 1998. Environmental and social influences on calling effort in the prairie mole cricket (Gryllotalpa major). Behavioral Ecology, 9:101-108.
Hill, Peggy S. M., Patrick H. Wells and Harrington Wells. 1997. Spontaneous flower constancy and learning in honey bees as a function of colour. Animal Behaviour, 54:615-627
Hill, P.S.M. and J.R. Shadley. 1997. Substrate vibration as a component of a calling song. Naturwissenschaften, 84:460-463.
Golm, Gregory T., Peggy Sue Hill and Harrington Wells. 1993. Life expectancy in a Tulsa cemetery: growth and population structure of the lichen Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia. American Midland Naturalist, 129:373-383.
Wells, Harrington, Peggy Sue Hill and Patrick H. Wells. 1991. Nectarivore foraging ecology: rewards differing in sugar types. Ecological Entomology, 17:280-288.
Hill, Peggy Sue Morrison and Paul Buck. 1980. Interspecific hybridization in a natural oak population with particular regard to introgression. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 60:48-53.
Hill, Peggy S. M. 2014. Stretching the paradigm or building a new? Development of a cohesive language for vibrational communication. Chapter 2, in: Cocroft, R., Gogala, M., Hill, P. S.M and Wessels, A., eds. Studying Vibrational Communication. Volume 3, in: Janik, E.M. and McGregor, P, eds. Animal Signals and Communication (series). Berlin: Springer.
Cocroft, R., Gogala, M., Hill, P. S.M and Wessels, A. 2014. Fostering research progress in a rapidly growing field. Chapter 1, in: Cocroft, R., Gogala, M., Hill, P. S.M and Wessels, A., eds. Studying Vibrational Communication. Volume 3, in: Janik, E.M. and McGregor, P, eds. Animal Signals and Communication (series). Berlin: Springer.
Hill, Peggy S. M. 2010. Introduction. In: The Use of Vibrations in Communication: Properties, mechanisms and function across taxa. C. E. O’Connell-Rodwell (ed). pp. 1-8. Kerala, India: Research Signpost. (ISBN: 978-81-7895-451-6)
Hill, Peggy S. M. and Harrington Wells. 2002. Individual constancy to color by foraging honey bees. pp. 51-54. Chapter 12. In: Teaching Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field. B.J. Ploger and K. Yasukawa, eds. New York, Academic Press.
Hill, Peggy S. M. and Harrington Wells. 2003. Individual constancy to color by foraging honey bees. pp. 147-l55. Chapter 12. In: Exploring animal behavior in laboratory and field. B.J. Ploger and K. Yasukawa, eds. New York, Academic Press.
Cocroft, R., Gogala, M., Hill, P. S.M., and Wessels, A. (eds.). 2014. Studying Vibrational Communication. Volume 3, in: Janik, E.M. and McGregor, P, eds. Animal Signals and Communication (series). Berlin: Springer.
Hill, Peggy S. M. 2008. Vibrational Communication in Animals. Cambridge, Harvard University Press.
Invited Reviewed Articles
Hill, Peggy S. M. 2012. Do insect drummers actually drum? Studying vibrational communication across taxa. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fűr allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie, 18: 603-611.
Hill, Peggy S. M. 2009 How do animals use substrate-borne vibrations as an information source? (Invited review) Naturwissenschaften, 96:1355–1371.
Hill, Peggy S. M. 2004. Vibrational communication. pp. 378-379, In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Marc Bekoff, ed. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press.
Hill, Peggy S. M. 2003. Review: Environmental Signal Processing and Adaptation. Heldmaier, G. & Werner, D. (eds.). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Ethology, 110:78-79.
Hill, P. S. M., Hoffart, C. and Buchheim, M. 2002. Tracing relationships in the Gryllotalpidae. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 42:1244.
Hill, P.S.M. 1997. Lekking behaviour in the prairie mole cricket, Gryllotalpa major. Advances in Ethology, 32:210.
Hill, Peggy. “Reproductive Ecology of Gryllotalpa Major (Prairie Mole Cricket).” The University of Oklahoma (1996): n. pag. Print.
Hill, Peggy. “A Study of Interspecific Hybridization in a Natural Oak Population with Particular Regard to Introgression.” The University of Tulsa (1977): n. pag. Print.
Hill, Peggy S. M. 2003. Variation in surface openings for prairie mole cricket burrows. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Acoustic Communication by Animals. July 27-30, 2003. University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
Hill, Peggy. “Laudation for Drs. Matija Gogala, Andrej Čokl and Meta Virant Doberlet: On the Occasion of the Bestowal of the Insect Drummer Award 2015.” Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fűr allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie, 2017. Print.
Hill, Peggy. 2002. Ça vibre de partout! Pour la Science, Janvier/Avril: 64.
The Orthopterists' Society
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (formerly American Society of Zoologists)
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International Society for Behavioral Ecologists
BIOL 2013 Ecology
BIOL 2153 Human Anatomy
BIOL 4153 Animal Behavior
BIOL 4213 Environmental Ethics and Conservation
BIOL 4613 Selected Topics in Vertebrate Zoology
BIOL 7016 Research Experience
BIOL 9981 Dissertation Research