Charles L Nunn

Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Internal office address: 
90383, 106 Biological Sciences, Durham, NC 27708

Overview

Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1999

Collaborative Research: The Role of Watering Holes in Concentrating Parasites in a Changing Climate awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

One Health Innovation Fellowships for Zoonotic Disease Research in Mongolia awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2013 to 2018

Mining the Gaps: Integrating Primate Comparative Biology and Human Evolution awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2018

Impacts of Water Scarcity on the Behavior of Red-fronted Lemurs (Eulemur rufifrons) in Western Madagascar awarded by Primate Conservation, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Drivers of Disease in Primates: The Case of the Bulging Parasitic Cysts in Gelada Monkeys (Theropithecus gelada) awarded by Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Impacts of Water Scarcity on the Behavior of Red-Fronted lemurs (Eulemur rufifrons) in Western awarded by Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Predator and Parasite: How Predator Distribution and Host Susceptibility Shape Patterns of Tapeworm-induced Disease in G awarded by Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Annual Meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Public Health awarded by Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Principal Investigator). 2016

Pages

McNamara, P, Barton, RA, and Nunn, CL. Evolution of sleep: Phylogenetic and functional perspectives. January 1, 2009. Full Text

Nunn, CL, and Zhu, L. "Phylogenetic prediction to identify “evolutionary singularities”." Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and their Application in Evolutionary Biology. January 1, 2014. 481-514. Full Text

McNamara, P, Nunn, CL, and Barton, RA. "Introduction." January 1, 2009. 1-11. Full Text

Capellini, I, Preston, BT, McNamara, P, Barton, RA, and Nunn, CL. "Ecological constraints on mammalian sleep architecture." Evolution of Sleep: Phylogenetic and Functional Perspectives. January 1, 2009. 12-23. Full Text

Nunn, CL, McNamara, P, Capellini, I, Preston, BT, and Barton, RA. "Primate sleep in phylogenetic perspective." Evolution of Sleep: Phylogenetic and Functional Perspectives. January 1, 2009. 123-144. Full Text

Young, HS, Wood, CL, Kilpatrick, AM, Lafferty, KD, Nunn, CL, and Vincent, JR. "Conservation, biodiversity and infectious disease: scientific evidence and policy implications." Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 372.1722 (June 2017). (introduction) Full Text

Young, HS, McCauley, DJ, Dirzo, R, Nunn, CL, Campana, MG, Agwanda, B, Otarola-Castillo, ER, Castillo, ER, Pringle, RM, Veblen, KE, Salkeld, DJ, Stewardson, K, Fleischer, R, Lambin, EF, Palmer, TM, and Helgen, KM. "Interacting effects of land use and climate on rodent-borne pathogens in central Kenya." Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 372.1722 (June 2017). Full Text

Springer, A, Kappeler, PM, and Nunn, CL. "Dynamic vs. static social networks in models of parasite transmission: predicting Cryptosporidium spread in wild lemurs." The Journal of animal ecology 86.3 (May 2017): 419-433. Full Text

Stephens, PR, Pappalardo, P, Huang, S, Byers, JE, Farrell, MJ, Gehman, A, Ghai, RR, Haas, SE, Han, B, Park, AW, Schmidt, JP, Altizer, S, Ezenwa, VO, and Nunn, CL. "Global Mammal Parasite Database version 2.0." Ecology (March 8, 2017). Full Text

Bray, J, Samson, DR, and Nunn, CL. "Activity patterns in seven captive lemur species: Evidence of cathemerality in Varecia and Lemur catta?." American journal of primatology (March 3, 2017). Full Text

Samson, DR, Crittenden, AN, Mabulla, IA, Mabulla, AZP, and Nunn, CL. "Hadza sleep biology: Evidence for flexible sleep-wake patterns in hunter-gatherers." American journal of physical anthropology 162.3 (March 2017): 573-582. Full Text

Samson, DR, Manus, MB, Krystal, AD, Fakir, E, Yu, JJ, and Nunn, CL. "Segmented sleep in a nonelectric, small-scale agricultural society in Madagascar." American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council (February 9, 2017). Full Text

Nesse, RM, Finch, CE, and Nunn, CL. "Does selection for short sleep duration explain human vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease?." Evolution, medicine, and public health (January 16, 2017). Full Text

Dunn, RR, Nunn, CL, and Horvath, JE. "The Global Synanthrome Project: A Call for an Exhaustive Study of Human Associates." Trends in parasitology 33.1 (January 2017): 4-7. Full Text

Young, HS, Parker, IM, Gilbert, GS, Sofia Guerra, A, and Nunn, CL. "Introduced Species, Disease Ecology, and Biodiversity-Disease Relationships." Trends in ecology & evolution 32.1 (January 2017): 41-54. Full Text

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