Kimberley Hockings

Academic degree: Doctorate
Category: Full members
Institutional subunit: NOVA FCSH
Research group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography
Thematic line:
Research interests: Human-wildlife interactions and conflict | Conservation biology | Ethnoprimatology
Research contexts: Guinea-Bissau | Guinea Conakry
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Biographical note

Biological anthropologist with interests that combine behavioural ecology and conservation biology. A primary focus of her research is the interface between human and nonhuman great ape ecology and the implications of this interface for resource competition.

Kimberley Hockingspub47*2015ArticleBESSA, Joana; SOUSA, Cláudia; HOCKINGS, Kimberley J., 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):
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2016ArticleCANNON, Tessa H.; HEISTERMANN, Michael; HANKISON, Shala J.; HOCKINGS, Kimberley J.; MCLENNAN, Matthew R., 2016, "Tailored enrichment strategies and stereotypic behavior in captive individually-housed Macaques (Macaca spp.)", Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19 (2):
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2012ArticleCARVALHO, Susana; BIRO, Dora; CUNHA, Eugenia; HOCKINGS, Kimberley; MATSUZAWA, Tetsuro; MCGREW, William; RICHMOND, Brian, 2012, "Wild chimpanzees (pan troglodytes) carry valuable resources bipedally", Current Biology, 22: 1-2, ISSN 0960-9822, doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.01.052
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2010ArticleFUENTES, A.; HOCKINGS, K.J., 2010, "The ethnoprimatological approach in primatology". American Journal of Primatology, 72: 841-847. Doi: 10. 1002/ajp.20844.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2012ArticleHOCKINGS Kimberley; MCLENNAN Matthew, 2012, "From forest to farm: systematic review of cultivar feeding by chimpanzees – management implications for wildlife in anthropogenic landscapes", PlosOne, 7: e33391, E-ISSN-1932-6203, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033391.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2009ArticleHOCKINGS, K.J., 2009, "Living at the interface: human-chimpanzee competition, conflict and coexistence throughout Africa", Journal of Interaction Studies, 10: 183-205.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2010Book chapterHOCKINGS, K.J., 2010, "Human-chimpanzee competition and conflict in Africa: a case study of coexistence in Bossou, Republic of Guinea". In: Lonsdorf, E., Ross, S., and Matsuzawa, T (eds). The Mind of the Chimpanzee: Ecological and Experimental Perspectives. The University of Chicago Press: Chicago and London.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2011Book chapterHOCKINGS, K.J., 2011, "Behavioural flexibility and division of roles in chimpanzee road-crossing", in: Matsuzawa, T., and Sugiyama, Y. (eds), The Chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba, Tokyo, Springer, pp. 85-96, ISBN 978-4-431-53920-9; E-ISBN 978-4-431-53921-6.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2011Book chapterHOCKINGS, K.J., 2011, "The crop-raiders of the sacred hill", in: Matsuzawa, T., and Sugiyama, Y. (eds), The Chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba, Tokyo, Springer-Verlag, pp. 211-220, ISBN 978-4-431-53920-9; E-ISBN 978-4-431-53921-6.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2009ArticleHOCKINGS, K.J.; ANDERSON, J.R.; 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: 636-646.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2010ArticleHOCKINGS, K.J.; ANDERSON, J.R.; MATSUZAWA, T., 2010, "Flexible feeding on cultivated underground storage organs by forest-dwelling chimpanzees at Bossou, West Africa". Journal of Human Evolution, 58: 227-233. doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2009.11.004.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2009BookHOCKINGS, K.J.; 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 (PSG), 40 pp.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2009BookHOCKINGS, K.J.; HUMLE, T., 2009, Lignes directrices pour de meilleures pratiques en matière de prévention et d'atténuation des conflits entre humains et grands singes. Gland, Suisse: Groupe de spécialistes des primates de la CSE/UICN, 52 pp.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2011ArticleHOCKINGS, K.J.; SOUSA, C., 2011, "Where humans and chimpanzees meet: Exploring the dynamics of sympatry in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau, using an ethnoprimatological approach", Primate Conservation, 26, ISSN 0898-6207 [online before print].link
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2010ArticleHOCKINGS, K.J.; 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: 887-896. doi: 10.1002/ajp.20784.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2015ArticleHOCKINGS, Kimberley J.; et al., 2015, "Apes in the Anthropocene: flexibility and survival", Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 30 (4):
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2015ArticleHOCKINGS, Kimberley J.; et al., 2015, "Tools to tipple: ethanol ingestion by wild chimpanzees using leaf-sponges", Royal Society Open Science, 2 (6):
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2016Book chapterHOCKINGS, Kimberley J.; McLENNAN, Matthew R., 2016, "Problematic primate behaviour in agricultural landscapes: chimpanzees as 'pests’ and 'predators’", in Michel Waller (org.), Ethnoprimatology: Primate Conservation in the 21st Century, Londres, Springer, pp. 137-156, ISBN: 978-3-319-30469-4.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2012ArticleHOCKINGS, Kimberley; ANDERSON, James; MATSUZAWA, Tetsuro, 2012, "Socio-ecological adaptations by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) inhabiting na anthropogenically impacted habitat", Animal Behaviour, 83: 801-810, doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.01.002.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2012ArticleHOCKINGS, Kimberley; HUMLE, Tatyana; CARVALHO, Susana; MATSUZAWA, Tetsuro, 2012, "Chimpanzee interactions with other species in an anthropogenic habitat", Behaviour, 149: 299-324, ISSN 0005-7959; E-ISSN 1568-539X, doi: 10.1163/156853912X636735.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2012ArticleHOCKINGS, Kimberley; SOUSA, Cláudia, 2012, "Differential exploitation of cashew - a low conflict crop - by sympatric humans and chimpanzees", Oryx, 46: 375-381, ISSN 0030-6053, E-ISSN 1365-3008, doi: 10.1017/S003060531100130X.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2013ArticleHOCKINGS, Kimberley; SOUSA, Claudia, 2013, "Human-chimpanzee sympatry and interactions in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau: current research and future directions", Primate Conservation, 26: 57-65, ISSN
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2017ArticleHOCKINGS, Kimberley; YAMAKOSHI, Genuro; MATSUZAWA, Tetsuro, 2017, "Dispersal of a human-cultivated crop by wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in a forest-farm matrix", International Journal of Primatology, 38 (2):
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2012ArticleLITTLE, Anthony C.; HOCKINGS, Kimberley J.; APICELLA, Coren L., SOUSA, Cláudia, 2012, "Mixed-ethnicity face shape and attractiveness in humans", Perception, 41 (12): 1486-1496, ISSN
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2016Book chapterMcLENNAN, Matthew R.; HOCKINGS, Kimberley J., 2016, "The Aggressive apes? Causes and contexts of great ape attacks on local persons", in Francesco M. Angelici (org.), Problematic Wildlife: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach, Londres, Springer, pp. 373-394, ISBN: 978-3-319-22245-5.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2014ArticleMCLENNAN, Matthew; HOCKINGS, Kimberley, 2014, "Wild chimpanzees show group differences in selection of agricultural crops", Scientific Reports, 4: art. 5956, E-ISSN: 2045-2322.
Kimberley Hockingspub47*2017ArticleMCLENNAN, Matthew; SPAGNOLETTI, Noemi; HOCKINGS, Kimberley, 2017, "The implications of primate behavioural flexibility for sustainable human-primate coexistence in anthropogenic habitats", International Journal of Primatology, 38 (2):

IDResearcherPositionProjTitleProject typeStatus+
pub47*Kimberley HockingsPrincipal Investigatorproj13*Where humans and chimpanzees meet: assessing sympatry throughout Africa using a multi-tiered approachNational projectConcluded+
pub47*Kimberley HockingsResearcherproj166*Landscapes of risk: a cross-disciplinary approach to examine the sustainability of human-chimpanzee coexistenceResearcher contractOngoing+
pub47*Kimberley HockingsPrincipal Investigatorproj173*Promoting chimpanzee conservation in Guinea-Bissau, West AfricaInternational projectConcluded+
pub47*Kimberley HockingsPrincipal investigatorproj292*Landscapes of risk: a cross-disciplinary approach to examine the sustainability of human-chimpanzee coexistenceNational projectOngoing+
pub47*Kimberley HockingsResearch scholarproj38*Coexistence and competition between wild chimpanzees and villagers in West AfricaPost-doctoral researchConcluded+
pub47*Kimberley HockingsPrincipal Investigatorproj46*Chimpanzee tool-use in Guinea-Bissau and behavioural complexityNational projectConcluded+