Charles L Nunn

Charles L Nunn

Gosnell Family Professor in Global Health

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

Overview

Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1999

Selected Grants

The Impact of Land Use Change on Transmission Potential Networks and Disease Spread in Rural Madagascar awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2024

Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019

One Health Innovation Fellowships for Zoonotic Disease Research in Mongolia awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2013 to 2019

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

2018 Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute Workshop awarded by Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Principal Investigator). 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 (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

Pages

McNamara, P., et al. Evolution of sleep: Phylogenetic and functional perspectives. Vol. 9780521894975, 2009, pp. 1–277. Scopus, doi:10.1017/CBO9780511642074. Full Text

Nunn, C. L., and L. Zhu. “Phylogenetic prediction to identify “evolutionary singularities”.” Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Their Application in Evolutionary Biology, 2014, pp. 481–514. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-662-43550-2_21. Full Text

McNamara, P., et al. Introduction. Vol. 9780521894975, 2009, pp. 1–11. Scopus, doi:10.1017/CBO9780511642074.001. Full Text

Capellini, I., et al. “Ecological constraints on mammalian sleep architecture.” Evolution of Sleep: Phylogenetic and Functional Perspectives, vol. 9780521894975, 2009, pp. 12–23. Scopus, doi:10.1017/CBO9780511642074.002. Full Text

Nunn, C. L., et al. “Primate sleep in phylogenetic perspective.” Evolution of Sleep: Phylogenetic and Functional Perspectives, vol. 9780521894975, 2009, pp. 123–44. Scopus, doi:10.1017/CBO9780511642074.007. Full Text

Amoroso, C. R., et al. “Fecal contamination, parasite risk, and waterhole use by wild animals in a dry deciduous forest.” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 73, no. 11, Nov. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00265-019-2769-6. Full Text

Gogarten, Jan F., et al. “Metabarcoding of eukaryotic parasite communities describes diverse parasite assemblages spanning the primate phylogeny..” Molecular Ecology Resources, Oct. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1111/1755-0998.13101. Full Text

Herrera, James, and Charles L. Nunn. “Behavioural ecology and infectious disease: implications for conservation of biodiversity..” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, vol. 374, no. 1781, Sept. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1098/rstb.2018.0054. Full Text

Samson, David R., et al. “Sleep influences cognitive performance in lemurs..” Animal Cognition, vol. 22, no. 5, Sept. 2019, pp. 697–706. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10071-019-01266-1. Full Text

Melvin, Emilie, et al. “Eulerian videography technology improves classification of sleep architecture in primates..” Primates; Journal of Primatology, vol. 60, no. 5, Sept. 2019, pp. 467–75. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10329-019-00744-x. Full Text

Herrera, James P., et al. “The changing ecology of primate parasites: Insights from wild-captive comparisons..” American Journal of Primatology, vol. 81, no. 7, July 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajp.22991. Full Text

Miller, Ian F., et al. “Speeding in the slow lane: Phylogenetic comparative analyses reveal that not all human life history traits are exceptional..” Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 130, May 2019, pp. 36–44. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.12.007. Full Text

Kappeler, Peter M., et al. “Evolutionary dynamics of sexual size dimorphism in non-volant mammals following their independent colonization of Madagascar..” Scientific Reports, vol. 9, no. 1, Feb. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36246-x. Full Text

Miller, Ian F., et al. “Quantitative uniqueness of human brain evolution revealed through phylogenetic comparative analysis..” Elife, vol. 8, Jan. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.7554/eLife.41250. Full Text

Dallas, T. A., et al. “Host traits associated with species roles in parasite sharing networks.” Oikos, vol. 128, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 23–32. Scopus, doi:10.1111/oik.05602. Full Text

Pages

Herrera, James P., and Charles L. Nunn. “Coevolution and coextinction of primates and their parasites.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 168, WILEY, 2019, pp. 102–102.

Miller, I. F., et al. “Quantifying human uniqueness through phylogenetic comparative methods.” American Journal of Human Biology, vol. 30, no. 2, WILEY, 2018.

Amoroso, Caroline R., and Charles L. Nunn. “Human parasitism in a comparative context: Are humans exceptionally parasitized?.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 162, WILEY, 2017, pp. 99–100.

McCabe, Collin M., et al. “Unwelcome Guests: Human-rodent Commensalism and its Implications for Zoonotic Disease Transfer.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 162, WILEY, 2017, pp. 280–81.

Vining, Alexander Q., and Charles L. Nunn. “A comparative analysis of evolutionary changes in human physiological traits.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 159, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016, pp. 324–324.

Trentadue, Taylor P., et al. “Investigating musculoskeletal health and limb biomechanics in Mandena, Madagascar: A quantitative approach to understanding normal and pathological gait patterns.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 159, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016, pp. 317–18.

Samson, David R., et al. “Sleep duration, quality and timing in a non-electric population in Madagascar.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 159, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016, pp. 278–278.

Nunn, Charles L., and David R. Samson. “Shining Evolutionary Light on Human Sleep: Sleep Intensity and Human Cognition.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 159, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016, pp. 242–242.

Amoroso, Caroline R., et al. “Parasite risk influences the water preferences of lemurs.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 159, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016, pp. 79–79.

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