Charles L Nunn

Charles L Nunn

Gosnell Family Professor in Global Health

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


Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1999

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

Kelly, Clint D., et al. “Sexual dimorphism in immunity across animals: a meta-analysis.Ecology Letters, vol. 21, no. 12, Dec. 2018, pp. 1885–94. Epmc, doi:10.1111/ele.13164. Full Text

Samson, David R., et al. “Does the moon influence sleep in small-scale societies?Sleep Health, vol. 4, no. 6, Dec. 2018, pp. 509–14. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.sleh.2018.08.004. Full Text

Nunn, Charles L., and David R. Samson. “Sleep in a comparative context: Investigating how human sleep differs from sleep in other primates.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 166, no. 3, July 2018, pp. 601–12. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajpa.23427. Full Text

Samson, David R., et al. “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. 578–89. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajpa.23455. Full Text

Miller, Ian F., et al. “Estimating infection prevalence: Best practices and their theoretical underpinnings.Ecology and Evolution, vol. 8, no. 13, July 2018, pp. 6738–47. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ece3.4179. Full Text

Park, A. W., et al. “Characterizing the phylogenetic specialism-generalism spectrum of mammal parasites.Proceedings. Biological Sciences, vol. 285, no. 1874, Mar. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.2613. Full Text

Nunn, Charles L. “A roadmap for 'core concepts' in evolutionary medicine.Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, vol. 2018, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 24–25. Epmc, doi:10.1093/emph/eox026. Full Text

Sumner, K. M., et al. “Network size, structure, and pathogen transmission: A simulation study comparing different community detection algorithms.” Behaviour, vol. 155, no. 7–9, Jan. 2018, pp. 639–70. Scopus, doi:10.1163/1568539X-00003508. Full Text


McCabe, C. M., et al. “MORE THAN JUST A NUMBERS GAME: POPULATIONS, NETWORKS, AND DISEASE DYNAMICS IN PRIMATES.” American Journal of Primatology, vol. 77, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2015, pp. 44–45.

Nunn, Charles L., et al. “Do parasites constrain group size? A phylogenetic comparative study and meta-analysis.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 147, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2012, pp. 226–226.

Nunn, C. L., and R. A. Barton. “Allometric slopes and independent contrasts: a comparative test of Kleiber's law in primate ranging patterns.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, WILEY-LISS, 2000, pp. 239–239.

Nunn, C. L. “The number of males in primate social groups: a comparative test of the socioecological model.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, WILEY-LISS, 1999, pp. 213–213.