Charles Nunn






Miller IF, Barton RA, Nunn CL. (2019). Quantitative uniqueness of human brain evolution revealed through phylogenetic comparative analysis. eLife, (8)

Herrera J, Nunn CL. (2019). Behavioural ecology and infectious disease: implications for conservation of biodiversity. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 374(1781)

Melvin E, Samson D, Nunn CL. (2019). Eulerian videography technology improves classification of sleep architecture in primates. Primates; journal of primatology, 60(5)

Miller IF, Churchill SE, Nunn CL. (2019). Speeding in the slow lane: Phylogenetic comparative analyses reveal that not all human life history traits are exceptional. Journal of human evolution, (130)

Gogarten JF, Calvignac-Spencer S, Nunn CL, Ulrich M, Saiepour N, Nielsen HV, Deschner T, Fichtel C, Kappeler PM, Knauf S, Müller-Klein N, Ostner J, Robbins MM, Sangmaneedet S, Schülke O, Surbeck M, Wittig RM, Sliwa A, Strube C, Leendertz FH, Roos C, Noll A. (2020). Metabarcoding of eukaryotic parasite communities describes diverse parasite assemblages spanning the primate phylogeny. Molecular ecology resources, 20(1)

Samson DR, Vining A, Nunn CL. (2019). Sleep influences cognitive performance in lemurs. Animal cognition, 22(5)

Kappeler PM, Nunn CL, Vining AQ, Goodman SM. (2019). Evolutionary dynamics of sexual size dimorphism in non-volant mammals following their independent colonization of Madagascar. Scientific reports, 9(1)

Herrera JP, Chakraborty D, Rushmore J, Altizer S, Nunn C. (2019). The changing ecology of primate parasites: Insights from wild-captive comparisons. American journal of primatology, 81(7)

Yu JJ, Manus MB, Mueller O, Windsor SC, Horvath JE, Nunn CL. (2018). Antibacterial soap use impacts skin microbial communities in rural Madagascar. PloS one, 13(8)

Samson DR, Crittenden AN, Mabulla IA, Mabulla AZP, Nunn CL. (2018). Does the moon influence sleep in small-scale societies?. Sleep health, 4(6)

Nunn CL, Samson DR. (2018). Sleep in a comparative context: Investigating how human sleep differs from sleep in other primates. American journal of physical anthropology, 166(3)

Manus MB, Bloomfield GS, Leonard AS, Guidera LN, Samson DR, Nunn CL. (2018). High prevalence of hypertension in an agricultural village in Madagascar. PloS one, 13(8)

Nunn CL. (2018). A roadmap for 'core concepts' in evolutionary medicine. Evolution, medicine, and public health, 2018(1)

Nunn CL. (2018). The 1918 influenza pandemic: Ecological, historical, and evolutionary perspectives. Evolution, medicine, and public health, 2018(1)

Kelly CD, Stoehr AM, Nunn C, Smyth KN, Prokop ZM. (2018). Sexual dimorphism in immunity across animals: a meta-analysis. Ecology letters, 21(12)

McCabe CM, Nunn CL. (2018). Effective Network Size Predicted From Simulations of Pathogen Outbreaks Through Social Networks Provides a Novel Measure of Structure-Standardized Group Size. Frontiers in veterinary science, (5)

Samson DR, Bray J, Nunn CL. (2018). The cost of deep sleep: Environmental influences on sleep regulation are greater for diurnal lemurs. American journal of physical anthropology, 166(3)

Miller IF, Schneider-Crease I, Nunn CL, Muehlenbein MP. (2018). Estimating infection prevalence: Best practices and their theoretical underpinnings. Ecology and evolution, 8(13)

Dallas T, Huang S, Nunn C, Park AW, Drake JM. (2017). Estimating parasite host range. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 284(1861)

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, Helgen KM. (2017). 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)

Manus MB, Yu JJ, Park LP, Mueller O, Windsor SC, Horvath JE, Nunn CL. (2017). Environmental influences on the skin microbiome of humans and cattle in rural Madagascar. Evolution, medicine, and public health, 2017(1)

Young HS, Wood CL, Kilpatrick AM, Lafferty KD, Nunn CL, Vincent JR. (2017). Conservation, biodiversity and infectious disease: scientific evidence and policy implications. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 372(1722)

Nesse RM, Finch CE, Nunn CL. (2017). Does selection for short sleep duration explain human vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease?. Evolution, medicine, and public health, 2017(1)

Samson DR, Crittenden AN, Mabulla IA, Mabulla AZP, Nunn CL. (2017). Chronotype variation drives night-time sentinel-like behaviour in hunter-gatherers. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 284(1858)

Nunn CL, Stearns SC. (2017). Progress and change. Evolution, medicine, and public health, 2017(1)

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, Nunn CL. (2017). Global Mammal Parasite Database version 2.0. Ecology, 98(5)

Samson DR, Crittenden AN, Mabulla IA, Mabulla AZ, Nunn CL. (2017). Hadza sleep biology: Evidence for flexible sleep-wake patterns in hunter-gatherers. American journal of physical anthropology, 162(3)

Bray J, Samson DR, Nunn CL. (2017). Activity patterns in seven captive lemur species: Evidence of cathemerality in Varecia and Lemur catta?. American journal of primatology, 79(6)

Schneider-Crease I, Griffin RH, Gomery MA, Dorny P, Noh JC, Handali S, Chastain HM, Wilkins PP, Nunn CL, Snyder-Mackler N, Beehner JC, Bergman TJ. (2017). Identifying wildlife reservoirs of neglected taeniid tapeworms: Non-invasive diagnosis of endemic Taenia serialis infection in a wild primate population. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 11(7)

Stephens PR, Altizer S, Smith KF, Alonso Aguirre A, Brown JH, Budischak SA, Byers JE, Dallas TA, Jonathan Davies T, Drake JM, Ezenwa VO, Farrell MJ, Gittleman JL, Han BA, Huang S, Hutchinson RA, Johnson P, Nunn CL, Onstad D, Park A, Vazquez-Prokopec GM, Schmidt JP, Poulin R. (2016). The macroecology of infectious diseases: a new perspective on global-scale drivers of pathogen distributions and impacts. Ecology letters, 19(9)

Nunn CL, Samson DR, Krystal AD. (2016). Shining evolutionary light on human sleep and sleep disorders. Evolution, medicine, and public health, 2016(1)

Young HS, Parker IM, Gilbert GS, Sofia Guerra A, Nunn CL. (2017). Introduced Species, Disease Ecology, and Biodiversity-Disease Relationships. Trends in ecology & evolution, 32(1)

Springer A, Kappeler PM, Nunn CL. (2017). Dynamic vs. static social networks in models of parasite transmission: predicting Cryptosporidium spread in wild lemurs. The Journal of animal ecology, 86(3)

Vining AQ, Nunn CL. (2016). Evolutionary change in physiological phenotypes along the human lineage. Evolution, medicine, and public health, 2016(1)

Dunn RR, Nunn CL, Horvath JE. (2017). The Global Synanthrome Project: A Call for an Exhaustive Study of Human Associates. Trends in parasitology, 33(1)

Samson DR, Yetish GM, Crittenden AN, Mabulla IA, Mabulla AZP, Nunn CL. (2016). What is segmented sleep? Actigraphy field validation for daytime sleep and nighttime wake. Sleep health, 2(4)

Borries C, Sandel AA, Koenig A, Fernandez-Duque E, Kamilar JM, Amoroso CR, Barton RA, Bray J, Di Fiore A, Gilby IC, Gordon AD, Mundry R, Port M, Powell LE, Pusey AE, Spriggs A, Nunn CL. (2016). Transparency, usability, and reproducibility: Guiding principles for improving comparative databases using primates as examples. Evolutionary anthropology, 25(5)

Sandel AA, Miller JA, Mitani JC, Nunn CL, Patterson SK, Garamszegi LZ. (2016). Assessing sources of error in comparative analyses of primate behavior: Intraspecific variation in group size and the social brain hypothesis. Journal of human evolution, (94)

Nunn CL, Craft ME, Gillespie TR, Schaller M, Kappeler PM. (2015). The sociality-health-fitness nexus: synthesis, conclusions and future directions. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 370(1669)

Kappeler PM, Cremer S, Nunn CL. (2015). Sociality and health: impacts of sociality on disease susceptibility and transmission in animal and human societies. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 370(1669)

Samson DR, Nunn CL. Sleep intensity and the evolution of human cognition. Evolutionary anthropology, 24(6)

Nunn CL, Jordán F, McCabe CM, Verdolin JL, Fewell JH. (2015). Infectious disease and group size: more than just a numbers game. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 370(1669)

Capellini I, Nunn CL, Barton RA. (2015). Microparasites and Placental Invasiveness in Eutherian Mammals. PloS one, 10(7)

Nunn CL, Wallace I, Beall CM. Connecting evolution, medicine, and public health. Evolutionary anthropology, 24(4)

Pilosof S, Morand S, Krasnov BR, Nunn CL. (2015). Potential parasite transmission in multi-host networks based on parasite sharing. PloS one, 10(3)

MacLean EL, Hare B, Nunn CL, Addessi E, Amici F, Anderson RC, Aureli F, Baker JM, Bania AE, Barnard AM, Boogert NJ, Brannon EM, Bray EE, Bray J, Brent LJ, Burkart JM, Call J, Cantlon JF, Cheke LG, Clayton NS, Delgado MM, DiVincenti LJ, Fujita K, Herrmann E, Hiramatsu C, Jacobs LF, Jordan KE, Laude JR, Leimgruber KL, Messer EJ, Moura AC, Ostojić L, Picard A, Platt ML, Plotnik JM, Range F, Reader SM, Reddy RB, Sandel AA, Santos LR, Schumann K, Seed AM, Sewall KB, Shaw RC, Slocombe KE, Su Y, Takimoto A, Tan J, Tao R, van Schaik CP, Virányi Z, Visalberghi E, Wade JC, Watanabe A, Widness J, Young JK, Zentall TR, Zhao Y. (2014). The evolution of self-control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(20)

Nunn CL, Brezine C, Jolles AE, Ezenwa VO. (2014). Interactions between micro- and macroparasites predict microparasite species richness across primates. The American naturalist, 183(4)

Nunn CL, Cooper N. (2015). Investigating evolutionary lag using the species-pairs evolutionary lag test (SPELT). Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 69(1)

McCabe CM, Reader SM, Nunn CL. (2015). Infectious disease, behavioural flexibility and the evolution of culture in primates. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 282(1799)

Gómez JM, Nunn CL, Verdú M. (2013). Centrality in primate-parasite networks reveals the potential for the transmission of emerging infectious diseases to humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(19)

Young H, Griffin RH, Wood CL, Nunn CL. (2013). Does habitat disturbance increase infectious disease risk for primates?. Ecology letters, 16(5)

Cooper N, Nunn CL. (2013). Identifying future zoonotic disease threats: Where are the gaps in our understanding of primate infectious diseases?. Evolution, medicine, and public health, 2013(1)

Nunn CL. (2012). Primate disease ecology in comparative and theoretical perspective. American journal of primatology, 74(6)

Griffin RH, Matthews LJ, Nunn CL. (2012). Evolutionary disequilibrium and activity period in primates: a bayesian phylogenetic approach. American journal of physical anthropology, 147(3)

Cooper N, Griffin R, Franz M, Omotayo M, Nunn CL, Fryxell J. (2012). Phylogenetic host specificity and understanding parasite sharing in primates. Ecology letters, 15(12)

Nunn CL, Hare B. (2012). Pathogen flow: what we need to know. American journal of primatology, 74(12)

Rifkin JL, Nunn CL, Garamszegi LZ. (2012). Do animals living in larger groups experience greater parasitism? A meta-analysis. The American naturalist, 180(1)

Cooper N, Kamilar JM, Nunn CL. (2012). Host longevity and parasite species richness in mammals. PloS one, 7(8)

Nunn CL, Thrall PH, Leendertz FH, Boesch C. (2011). The spread of fecally transmitted parasites in socially-structured populations. PloS one, 6(6)

Organ C, Nunn CL, Machanda Z, Wrangham RW. (2011). Phylogenetic rate shifts in feeding time during the evolution of Homo. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(35)

Matthews LJ, Tehrani JJ, Jordan FM, Collard M, Nunn CL. (2011). Testing for divergent transmission histories among cultural characters: a study using Bayesian phylogenetic methods and Iranian tribal textile data. PloS one, 6(4)

Acerbi A, Tennie C, Nunn CL. (2011). Modeling imitation and emulation in constrained search spaces. Learning & behavior, 39(2)

MacLean EL, Matthews LJ, Hare BA, Nunn CL, Anderson RC, Aureli F, Brannon EM, Call J, Drea CM, Emery NJ, Haun DB, Herrmann E, Jacobs LF, Platt ML, Rosati AG, Sandel AA, Schroepfer KK, Seed AM, Tan J, van Schaik CP, Wobber V. (2012). How does cognition evolve? Phylogenetic comparative psychology. Animal cognition, 15(2)

Carnes LM, Nunn CL, Lewis RJ. (2011). Effects of the distribution of female primates on the number of males. PloS one, 6(5)

Nunn CL, Ezenwa VO, Arnold C, Koenig WD. (2011). Mutualism or parasitism? Using a phylogenetic approach to characterize the oxpecker-ungulate relationship. Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 65(5)

Franz M, Nunn CL. (2010). Investigating the impact of observation errors on the statistical performance of network-based diffusion analysis. Learning & behavior, 38(3)

Matthews LJ, Arnold C, Machanda Z, Nunn CL. (2011). Primate extinction risk and historical patterns of speciation and extinction in relation to body mass. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 278(1709)

Arnold C, Nunn CL. (2010). Phylogenetic targeting of research effort in evolutionary biology. The American naturalist, 176(5)

Nunn CL, Arnold C, Matthews L, Borgerhoff Mulder M. (2010). Simulating trait evolution for cross-cultural comparison. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 365(1559)

Franz M, Nunn CL. (2009). Network-based diffusion analysis: a new method for detecting social learning. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 276(1663)

Capellini I, McNamara P, Preston BT, Nunn CL, Barton RA. (2009). Does sleep play a role in memory consolidation? A comparative test. PloS one, 4(2)

Preston BT, Capellini I, McNamara P, Barton RA, Nunn CL. (2009). Parasite resistance and the adaptive significance of sleep. BMC evolutionary biology, (9)

Clauss M, Nunn C, Fritz J, Hummel J. (2009). Evidence for a tradeoff between retention time and chewing efficiency in large mammalian herbivores. Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology, 154(3)

Jensen SA, Mundry R, Nunn CL, Boesch C, Leendertz FH. (2009). Non-invasive body temperature measurement of wild chimpanzees using fecal temperature decline. Journal of wildlife diseases, 45(2)

Nunn CL, Lindenfors P, Pursall ER, Rolff J. (2009). On sexual dimorphism in immune function. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 364(1513)

Acerbi A, McNamara P, Nunn CL. (2008). To sleep or not to sleep: the ecology of sleep in artificial organisms. BMC ecology, (8)

Gillespie TR, Nunn CL, Leendertz FH. Integrative approaches to the study of primate infectious disease: implications for biodiversity conservation and global health. American journal of physical anthropology, (Suppl 47)

McNamara P, Capellini I, Harris E, Nunn CL, Barton RA, Preston B. The Phylogeny of Sleep Database: A New Resource for Sleep Scientists. The open sleep journal, (1)

Mundry R, Nunn CL. (2009). Stepwise model fitting and statistical inference: turning noise into signal pollution. The American naturalist, 173(1)

Capellini I, Barton RA, McNamara P, Preston BT, Nunn CL. (2008). Phylogenetic analysis of the ecology and evolution of mammalian sleep. Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 62(7)

Clauss M, Streich WJ, Nunn CL, Ortmann S, Hohmann G, Schwarm A, Hummel J. (2008). The influence of natural diet composition, food intake level, and body size on ingesta passage in primates. Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology, 150(3)

Ostner J, Nunn CL, Schülke O. (2008). Female reproductive synchrony predicts skewed paternity across primates. Behavioral ecology : official journal of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology, 19(6)

Pedersen AB, Jones KE, Nunn CL, Altizer S. (2007). Infectious diseases and extinction risk in wild mammals. Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, 21(5)

Altizer S, Nunn CL, Lindenfors P. (2007). Do threatened hosts have fewer parasites? A comparative study in primates. The Journal of animal ecology, 76(2)

Lindenfors P, Nunn CL, Barton RA. (2007). Primate brain architecture and selection in relation to sex. BMC biology, (5)

Nunn CL, Dokey AT. (2006). Ranging patterns and parasitism in primates. Biology letters, 2(3)

Pedersen AB, Altizer S, Poss M, Cunningham AA, Nunn CL. (2005). Patterns of host specificity and transmission among parasites of wild primates. International journal for parasitology, 35(6)

Lindenfors P, Fröberg L, Nunn CL. (2004). Females drive primate social evolution. Proceedings. Biological sciences, (271 Suppl 3)

Nunn CL, Altizer S, Sechrest W, Jones KE, Barton RA, Gittleman JL. (2004). Parasites and the evolutionary diversification of primate clades. The American naturalist, (164 Suppl 5)

Nunn CL, Gittleman JL, Antonovics J. (2003). A comparative study of white blood cell counts and disease risk in carnivores. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 270(1513)

Nunn CL, Altizer S, Jones KE, Sechrest W. (2003). Comparative tests of parasite species richness in primates. The American naturalist, 162(5)

Zinner D, Alberts SC, Nunn CL, Altmann J. (2002). Evolutionary biology: significance of primate sexual swellings. Nature, 420(6912)

Nunn CL. (2002). A comparative study of leukocyte counts and disease risk in primates. Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 56(1)

Nunn CL, Barton RA. (2000). Allometric Slopes and Independent Contrasts: A Comparative Test of Kleiber's Law in Primate Ranging Patterns. The American naturalist, 156(5)