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Charles L Nunn, Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Research Professor of Global Health

Charles L Nunn

My research addresses a range of questions in primate evolutionary ecology, with major research areas involving infectious disease, primate behavior, the evolution of sleep, and cultural trait dynamics. These research foci are rooted in a comparative perspective that examines variation across species on an evolutionary tree. I am especially passionate about my research on infectious disease; this area plays center stage in my research and teaching, and in my expanding field research. In addition to addressing questions of basic science, I apply ecological and evolutionary perspectives to address practical questions in the conservation of biodiversity and human health.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  106 Biological Sciences Building
Office Phone:  (919) 660-7281
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  http://people.nunn-lab.org/charlie/

Teaching (Spring 2019):

    Bio Sci 144, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Post-BaccalaureateUniversity of Washington1992
A.B.Dartmouth College1991

Behavioral Ecology and Physiology
Primate Ecology
Primate Biology

Allometry • Amygdala • Analysis of Variance • Animals • Artifacts • Behavioral Research • Biological Evolution • Biometry • Body Constitution • Brain • Brain Mapping • Classification • Cognition • Communication • Comparative Study • Computer Simulation • Cooperation • Data Collection • Diet • Energy Metabolism • Female • Food Chain • Hippocampus • Homing Behavior • Hominidae • Host-Parasite Interactions • Lemur • Male • Mammals • Maternal Age • Maternal Behavior • Memory • Models, Biological • Neocortex • Organ Size • Parasitism • Phylogeny • Predatory Behavior • Primates • Psychology, Comparative • Regression Analysis • Reproducibility of Results • Sexual selection • Sleep • Sleep, REM • Social Behavior • Software • Space Perception • Species Specificity • Statistics as Topic • Territoriality • Time Perception • Vocalization, Animal

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

Postdocs Mentored

  • Debapriyo Chakraborty (October 15, 2015 - present)  
  • David Samson (July, 2014 - present)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Dallas, TA; Han, BA; Nunn, CL; Park, AW; Stephens, PR; Drake, JM, Host traits associated with species roles in parasite sharing networks, Oikos, vol. 128 no. 1 (January, 2019), pp. 23-32, WILEY [doi]  [abs]
  2. Samson, DR; Crittenden, AN; Mabulla, IA; Mabulla, AZP; Nunn, CL, Does the moon influence sleep in small-scale societies?, Sleep Health, vol. 4 no. 6 (December, 2018), pp. 509-514 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Kelly, CD; Stoehr, AM; Nunn, C; Smyth, KN; Prokop, ZM, Sexual dimorphism in immunity across animals: a meta-analysis., Ecology Letters, vol. 21 no. 12 (December, 2018), pp. 1885-1894 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Samson, DR; Bray, J; Nunn, CL, The cost of deep sleep: Environmental influences on sleep regulation are greater for diurnal lemurs., American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 166 no. 3 (July, 2018), pp. 578-589 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Miller, IF; Schneider-Crease, I; Nunn, CL; Muehlenbein, MP, Estimating infection prevalence: Best practices and their theoretical underpinnings., Ecology and Evolution, vol. 8 no. 13 (July, 2018), pp. 6738-6747 [doi]  [abs]

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