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Michael Gill

Projects Coordinator

Technological Primates Research Group
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

Email: Michael_Gill@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Office: B 2.34

Research Interests

After retiring from a 30 year career in business I completed an MSc in primatology & primate conservation at Oxford Brookes University. During this time, I developed a deep fascination for tool use in non-human primates and in 2018 I joined Dr Lydia Luncz at the Primate Models for Human Evolution Lab at Oxford University as a volunteer research assistant.

Since March 2020 I am working in the Technological Primate Research Group as programs co-ordinator.  I organise and also participate in research regarding tool use by long-tailed macaques in the Phang Nga National Park Thailand. I am also setting up and managing the Island Heritage Monkey Trust which works to protect habitats so that socially learned tool using behaviours can persist in island dwelling populations of long-tailed macaques in the Andaman Sea.


Gamalo, L. E., Ilham, K., Jones‐Engel, L., Gill, M., Sweet, R., Aldrich, B., Phiapalath, P., Van Bang, T., Ahmed, T., Kite, S., Paramasivam, S., Seiha, H., Zainol, M. Z., Nielsen, D. R. K., Ruppert, N., Fuentes, A., & Hansen, M. F. (2024). Removal from the wild endangers the once widespread long‐tailed macaque. American Journal of Primatology, 86(3): e23547.
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Hansen, M. F., Gill, M., Briefer, E. F., Nielsen, D. R. K., & Nijman, V. (2022). Monetary value of live trade in a commonly traded primate, the long-tailed Macaque, based on global trade statistics. Frontiers in Conservation Science, 3: 839131.
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Luncz, L. V., Gill, M., Proffitt, T., Svensson, M. S., Kulik, L., & Malaivijitnond, S. (2019). Group-specific archaeological signatures of stone tool use in wild macaques. eLife, 8: e46961.
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