Charles L Nunn

Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

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


Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1999

Nunn, CL, Thrall, PH, Bartz, K, Dasgupta, T, and Boesch, C. "Do transmission mechanisms or social systems drive cultural dynamics in socially structured populations?." Animal Behaviour 77.6 (2009): 1515-1524. Full Text

Jensen, SA, Mundry, R, Nunn, CL, Boesch, C, and Leendertz, FH. "Non-invasive body temperature measurement of wild chimpanzees using fecal temperature decline." Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45.2 (2009): 542-546.

Mundry, R, and Nunn, CL. "Stepwise model fitting and statistical inference: Turning noise into signal pollution." American Naturalist 173.1 (2009): 119-123. Full Text

Nunn, CL, Lindenfors, P, Pursall, ER, and Rolff, J. "On sexual dimorphism in immune function." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 364.1513 (2009): 61-69. Full Text

Kutsukake, N, and Nunn, CL. "The causes and consequences of reproductive skew in male primates." (January 1, 2009): 165-195. (Chapter) Full Text

Capellini, I, McNamara, P, Preston, BT, Nunn, CL, and Barton, RA. "Does sleep play a role in memory consolidation? A comparative test." PLoS One 4.2 (2009): e4609-. Full Text

Capellini, I, Nunn, CL, McNamara, P, Preston, BT, and Barton, RA. "Energetic constraints, not predation, influence the evolution of sleep patterning in mammals." Funct Ecol 22.5 (October 1, 2008): 847-853. Full Text

Capellini, I, Barton, RA, McNamara, P, Preston, BT, and Nunn, CL. "Phylogenetic analysis of the ecology and evolution of mammalian sleep." Evolution 62.7 (July 2008): 1764-1776. Full Text

Acerbi, A, McNamara, P, and Nunn, CL. "To sleep or not to sleep: The ecology of sleep in artificial organisms." BMC Ecology 8 (2008). Full Text

Nunn, CL, Thrall, PH, Stewart, K, and Harcourt, AH. "Emerging infectious diseases and animal social systems." Evolutionary Ecology 22.4 (2008): 519-543. Full Text