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

TriCEM Showcase awarded by Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) Showcase awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

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

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

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

Dallas, T, Huang, S, Nunn, C, Park, AW, and Drake, JM. "Estimating parasite host range." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284.1861 (August 30, 2017): 20171250-20171250. Full Text

Samson, DR, Crittenden, AN, Mabulla, IA, Mabulla, AZP, and Nunn, CL. "Chronotype variation drives night-time sentinel-like behaviour in hunter-gatherers." Proceedings. Biological sciences 284.1858 (July 2017). 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 29.4 (July 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 79.6 (June 2017). 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

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 98.5 (May 2017): 1476-. 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

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

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

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