Graduate Student Education:
Department of Biology Exchange, University of Richmond, Zoology (2010)
The University of Mississippi Bsc(Hons), University of St. Andrews, Zoology (2011)
University, MS 38677 PhD. University of Mississippi, Ecology (Present)
My interest in biologicy has developed from studying whales in Scotland to coral reefs across the Caribbean. Currently I am situated
at the University of Mississippi in the lab of Dr. Tamar L. Goulet where I focus on a number of different aspects within coral reef ecology.
While interested in a range of topics, my dissertation focuses on environmental stressors and population dynamics of corals. All of my projects focus on
both the coral host in addition to their intracellular powerplant, a symbiotic algae (Symbiodinium sp.). While much of the field is centered around the reef building Scleractinian
species, I have focused on a mixture of understudied organisms, including both Poriferan and Gorgonian species. I hope that a greater understanding of the coral symbiosis will arise from the investigation of the many conditions where it has evolved.
McCauley M, Goulet T, (2013) “UVR: A synergistic stressor for Caribbean gorgonian corals?” Personally presented at Symbiofest (Georgia, US).
Hill M, Hill A, Cotman C, Friday S, Heist T, McCauley M, Peterson K, Richardson C, Riesgo A, Strehlow B (2011) Evolutionary and ecological significance of sponge-Symbiodinium symbioses: genetic regulation of uptake and maintenance in sponges.” M. Hill Presented at the Society for the Integrative and Comparative Biology (Charleston, US).
Malcolm Hill, Brian Strehlow, Crystal Richardson, Kristin Peterson, Carlos Cotman, Mark McCauley, Sarah Friday, Tyler Heist, Ana Riesgo, & April Hill “Genetic regulation of zooxanthella uptake and maintenance in sponges.” 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, July 2012. M Hill Presented at the International Coral Reef Symposium, (Australia).
Strehlow B, McCauley M, Richardson C, Peterson K, Cotman C, Hill A, and Hill M (2011) Examination of genetic regulation of Symbiodinium uptake and the morphological development of the zooxanthella-dense pinadocerm in the sponge Cliona varians.” B. Strehlow Presented at the Benthic Ecology Meeting (Norfolk Viriginia, US).
Hill M, Richardson C, Ramsby B, Massaro A, McCauley M, Weisz J, Hill A (2010) Clionaids provide key insights into ecological and evolutionary forces shaping zooxanthella-symbioses in invertebrates. M. Hill Presented at 8th Int Sponge Conference, (Barcelona, Spain).
Hill M, Richardson C, Ramsby B, Massaro A, McCauley M, Weisz J, Hill A (2010) Clionaids provide key insights into ecological and evolutionary forces shaping zooxanthella-symbioses in invertebrates. M. Hill Presented at ”Linking Science to Management: A Conference and Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem (Florida, US).