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Refereed Journal Articles

In review

30. Collins, D.S., Avdis, A., Allison, P.A., Johnson, H.D., Hill, J., Piggott, M.D. Controls on tidal sedimentation: insight from numerical tidal modelling the the late Oligo-Miocene South China Sea, Southeast Asia. Sedimentology. In review.

29. Hill, J., Avdis, A., Mouradian, S., Collins, G., Piggott, M.D. Was Doggerland catastrophically flooded by the Mesolithic Storegga tsunami? Journal of Quaternary Science. In review. Preprint here.

In press

28. Avdis, A., Candy, A.S., Hill, J., Kramer, S.C., Piggott, M.D. Efficient unstructured mesh generation for marine renewable energy applications. Renewable Energy. In press.


27. du Feu, R. Funke, S.W., Kramer, S.C., Culley, D.M., Hill, J., Halpern, B.S., Piggott, M.D. 2017. The trade off between tidal-turbine array yield and environmental impact: a multi-objective optimisation problem. Renewable Energy. Volume 114, Part B, Pages 1247-1257. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.07.081

26. Collins, D.S., Avdis, A., Allison, P.A., Johnson, H.D, Hill, J., Piggott, M.D., Hassan, M.H.A., Damit, A.R. 2017. Tidal Dynamics and Mangrove Carbon Sequestration during the Oligo–Miocene in the South China Sea. Nature Communications 8.  15698. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15698 Open-Access-logo

25. Parkinson, S.D., Funke, S.W., Hill, J., Piggott, M.D., Allison, P.A. 2017. Application of the adjoint approach to optimise the initial conditions of a turbidity current. Geoscientific Model Development 10, 1051-1068.  10.5194/gmd-10-1051-2017  Open-Access-logo


24. Davis, K.E.,Hill, J., Astrop T.I., Wills, M.A. 2016. Global cooling as a driver of diversification in a major marine clade. Nature Communications. 13003. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13003 Open-Access-logo

23. Long, A.J., Barlow, L.M.N, Dawson, S., Hill, J., Innes, J.B., Kelham, C., Milne, F.D., Dawson, A. 2016. Late Glacial and Holocene relative sea-level changes and first evidence for the Storegga tsunami in Sutherland, Scotland. Journal of Quaternary Science. 31, pp. 239-255. 2016. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2862 Open-Access-logo

22. Smith, R.C., Hill, J., Collins, G.S., Piggott, M.D., Kramer, S.C., Parkinson, S.D., Wilson, C. 2016. Adaptive mesh modelling of tsunami generation by deformable submarine slides. Ocean Modelling. 100, pp.125-140. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.02.007  Open-Access-logo

21. Webster, J.M., George, N.P.J., Beaman, R.J., Hill, J., Puga-Bernabéu, A., Hinestrosa, G., Abbey, E.A., Daniell, J. 2016. Submarine landslides on the Great Barrier Reef shelf edge and upper slope: a mechanism for generating tsunamis on the north-east Australian coast? Marine Geology. 371, pp.120–129. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2015.11.008

20. Adam A.,  Buchan A.G.,  Piggott, M.D., C.P. Pain., Hill, J., Goffin, M.A. 2016. Adaptive Haar wavelets for the angular discretisation of spectral wave models. Journal Of Computational Physics. Volume 305, Pages 521–538. DOI: 10.1016/


19. Baker, E., Price, B.W., Rycroft, S.D., Hill, J., Smith, V.S. 2015. BioAcoustica: A free and open repository and analysis platform for bioacoustics. DATABASE. DOI: 10.1093/database/bav054Open-Access-logo

18. Jordan, N., Allison, P.A., Hill, J., and Sutton, M. 2015. Not all aragonitic molluscs are missing: taphonomy and significance of a unique shelly lagerstätte from the Jurassic of SW Britain. Lithaia. Volume 48, Pages 540548, DOI: 10.1111/let.12126Open-Access-logo

17. Martin-Short, R., Hill, J., Kramer, S.C., Avdis, A., and Piggott, M.D. 2015. Tidal resource extraction in the Inner Sound of Stroma, UK: potential impacts on flow regime and sediment transport. Renewable Energy.Volume 76, Pages 596–607. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2014.11.079Open-Access-logo


16. Hill, J., Collins, G.S., Avdis, A., Kramer, S.C. and Piggott, M.D. 2014. How does multiscale modelling and inclusion of realistic palaeobathymetry affect numerical simulation of the Storegga Slide tsunami?. Ocean Modelling. 83(0), 11-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2014.08.007Open-Access-logo

15. Parkinson S,. Hill J., Allison, P.A., and Piggott, M.D. 2014. Direct numerical simulations of particle-laden density currents with adaptive, discontinuous finite elements. Geoscientific Model Development. 7, 1945-1960. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-7-1945-2014Open-Access-logo

14. Hill, J., Popova, E.E, Ham, D.A, Piggott, M.D., and Srokosz, M. 2014. Adapting to life: ocean biogeochemical modelling and adaptive remeshing. Ocean Science. 10, 323-343. DOI: 10.5194/os-10-323-2014Open-Access-logo

13. Hill, J., and Davis, K.E. 2014. The Supertree Toolkit 2: a new and improved software package with a Graphical User Interface for supertree construction. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1053. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1053Open-Access-logo


12. Piotrowski, M., McGilvary, G., Sloan, T., Mewissen, M., Lloyd, A., Forster, T., Mitchell, L., Ghazal, P. and Hill, J. 2013. Exploiting Parallel R in the Cloud with SPRINT. Methods of Information in Medicine 52(1):80-90. DOI: 10.3414/ME11-02-0039.


11. Hill, J., Piggott, M., Ham, D., Popova, E., Srokosz, M. 2012. On the performance of a generic lengthscale turbulence model within an adaptive finite element ocean model. Ocean Modelling 56:1-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2012.07.003.

10. Hill, J., Wood, R., Curtis, A., and Tetzlaff, D. M. 2012. Preservation of forcing signals in shallow water carbonate sediments. Sedimentary Geology 275-276: 79-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2012.07.017


9. Piotrowski, M., Sloan, T.M., Mewissen, M., Forster, T., Mitchell, L., Petrou, S., Dobrzelecki, B., Ghazal, P., Trew, A., Hill, J. 2011. Optimisation and parallelisation of the partitioning around medoids function in R. International Workshop on High Performance Computing Systems for Biomedical, Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. Pp 707 – 713


8. Davis, K.E., Hill, J. 2010. The Supertree Toolkit. BMC Research Notes 3:95. DOI:10.1186/1756-0500-3-95Open-Access-logo

7. Hill, J., Tetzlaff, D.M., Curtis, A., and Wood, R. A. 2010. Modeling shallow water carbonates. Computers and Geoscience 35:1862-1874. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.12.006

6. Petrou, S., Sloan, T.M., Mewissen, M., Forster, T., Piotrowski, M., Dobrzelecki, B., Ghazal, P., Trew, A., Hill, J. 2010. Optimization of a parallel permutation testing function for the SPRINT R package. 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing pp 516-521


5. Bates, S.P., Hardy, J., Hill J., and McKain, D. 2008. How design of online learning materials can accommodate the heterogeneity in student abilities, aptitudes and aspirations. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Journal Issue 2:3-25.

4. Hill, J., Hambley, M., Forster, T., Mewissen, M., Sloan T.M., Scharinger, F., Trew A., Gahzal, P. 2008. A new parallel framework for R: SPRINT. BMC Bioinformatics 9:558. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-9-558Open-Access-logo

3. Spray, J., Hill, J., and Trew, A. 2008. Performance of Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics on the Cell processor. Computer Physics Communications. 179(9):642-646 DOI:10.1016/j.cpc.2008.06.006

2. Hardy, J, Bates, S. P., Hill, J., and Antonioletti, M. 2008. Tracking and visualisation of student use of online learning materials in a large undergraduate course. H. Leung et al. (Eds.): ICWL 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4823:464–474. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78139-4_41


1. Hill, J., Curtis, A., Wood, R., Tetzlaff, D.M. 2005. Complexity in carbonate systems, GIS and Spatial Analysis, Eds: Cheng, Bonham-Carter, 2005, 1 and 2:1141-1146

Conference Abstracts

Hill, J. 2017. The interactions of tsunami and tides. 5th International Tsunami Field Symposium. Lisbon, Portugal. Available on Available on figshare

Hill, J, Davis, K.E., Tover, J., Wills, M.A. 2015: Automated processing of data for supertree construction. Evolution 2015. Available on Available on figshare

Hill, J., Collins, G.C., Smith, R.C., Piggott, M.D. Numerical modelling of the Storegga tsunami: consequences to the UK. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 16, 4052. Available on Available on figshare

Smith, R.C., Parkinson, S., Hill, J., Collins, G.C., Piggott, M.D. Numerical modelling of tsunami generation by deformable submarine slides using mesh adaptivity. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 16, 5810

Parkinson, S., Hill, J., Allison, P.A., Piggott, M.D. An adaptive finite element approach to modelling sediment laden density currents. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 14, 444

Piggott, M.D., Hill, J., AMCG. Software engineering and automatic continuous verification of scientific software. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1, 1388

Hill, J., Popova, E., Ham, D., Piggott, M., Srokosz, M. Ocean ecosystem modelling in an adaptive mesh model: a performance evaluation. EGU, Vienna, April 2011.

Hill, J., Popova, E., Ham, D., Piggott, M., Srokosz, M. Adapting to life: simulating an ecosystem within an unstructured adaptive mesh ocean model. AGU, San Francisco, December 2010.

Davis, K., Hill, J. The “Supertree Tool Kit”. 12th Young Systematists’ Forum, NHM London, December 2011 (Prize winner).

Hill, J., Wood, R., Curtis, A., and Tetzlaff, D. Shallow Water Carbonates. Geological Association (Kent), September, 2010

Hill, J., Wood, R., Curtis, A., and Tetzlaff, D. Departmental Seminar. Modelling Shallow Water Carbonates. Plymouth University, November 2009.

Hill, J., Curtis, A., Wood, R., and Tetzlaff, D. Modelling shallow marine carbonate depositional systems. Petroleum Geoscience Research Forum,Aberdeen, November, 2008.

Spray, J., Hill, J. LQCD on the Cell Processor. Invited Talk, Particle Physics Theory Research Group Seminar Series, Glasgow, November, 2008.