Recent Publications


C.L. Nunn, S.C. Alberts, C.R. McClain, S.R. Meshnick, T.J. Vision, B.M. Wiegmann, & A.G. Rodrigo (2015). Linking Evolution, Ecology, and Health: TriCEM. BioScience 65(8): 748-749. [link]

Nunn, C.L, M.E. Craft, T.R. Gillespie, M. Schaller, & P.M Kappeler (2015). The sociality–health–fitness nexus: synthesis, conclusions and future directions. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 370: 20140115. [link]

Nunn, C.L., I. Wallace, C.M. Beall (2015). Connecting Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. Evolutionary Anthropology 24: 127-129. [link]

Kappeler, P.M., S. Cremer, C.L. Nunn (2015). Sociality and health: impacts of sociality on disease susceptibility and transmission in animal and human societies. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 370: 20140116. [link]

Nunn, C.L., F. Jordan, C.M. McCabe, J.L. Verdolin, J.H. Fewell (2015). Infectious disease and group size: more than just a numbers game. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 370: 20140111 [link]

Pilosof, S., S. Morand, B. Krasnov, and C. L. Nunn (2015). Potential parasite transmission in multi-host networks based on parasite sharing. PLOS One. [link]

Nunn, C.L. and N. Cooper (2015). Investigating evolutionary lag using the species-pairs evolutionary lag test (SPELT). Evolution 69-1: 245-253 [link]

McCabe, C. M., Reader, S. M., Nunn, C. L. (2015). Infectious disease, behavioural flexibility and the evolution of culture in primates. Proc. R. Soc. B 282: 20140862. [link]


Nunn, C.L. and L. Zhu (2014). Phylogenetic prediction to identify “evolutionary singularities.” Pages 481 to 514 in: Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and their Application in Evolutionary Biology: Concepts and Practice. L.Z. Garamszegi, ed. Springer-Verlag.

Nunn, C. L., Thrall, P. H., & Kappeler, P. M. (2014). Shared resources and disease dynamics in spatially structured populations. Ecological Modelling, 272, 198-207. [link]

Nunn, C. L., Brezine, C., Jolles, A. E., & Ezenwa, V. O. (2014). Interactions between micro-and macroparasites predict microparasite species richness across primates. The American Naturalist, 183(4), 494-505. [link]

Maclean, E. L., Hare, B., Nunn, C. L., Addessi, E., Amici, F., Anderson, R. C., ... & van Schaik, C. P. (2014). The evolution of self-control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Nunn, C. L., Scully, E. J., Kutsukake, N., Ostner, J., Schülke, O., & Thrall, P. H. (2014). Mating Competition, Promiscuity, and Life History Traits as Predictors of Sexually Transmitted Disease Risk in Primates. International Journal of Primatology, 1-23. [link]


Schneider-Crease, I. A., Schopler, R., & Digby, L. J. (2013). Cross-species parasite patterns: Pinworm prevalence in captive lemurs. American journal of physical anthropology. 150: 243-244.

Schneider-Crease, I. A., Snyder-Mackler, N., Bergman, T. J., & Jarvey, J. C. Molecular identification of Taenia serialis coenurosis in a wild Ethiopian gelada (Theropithecus gelada)(2013). [link]

Cooper, N. and C.L. Nunn (2013). Identifying future zoonotic disease threats: Where are the gaps in our understanding of primate infectious diseases? Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 1:27-36 [link]

Young, H., Griffin, R. H., Wood, C. L., & Nunn, C. L. (2013). Does habitat disturbance increase infectious disease risk for primates?. Ecology letters, 16(5), 656-663. [link]

Gómez, J. M., Nunn, C. L., & 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, 110(19), 7738-7741. [link]


MacLean, E. L., Matthews, L. J., Hare, B. A., Nunn, C. L., Anderson, R. C., Aureli, F., ... & Wobber, V. (2012). How does cognition evolve? Phylogenetic comparative psychology. Animal cognition, 15(2), 223-238. [link]

Griffin, R. H., Matthews, L. J., & Nunn, C. L. (2012). Evolutionary disequilibrium and activity period in primates: a Bayesian phylogenetic approach. American journal of physical anthropology, 147(3), 409-416. [link]

Nunn, C. L. (2012). Primate disease ecology in comparative and theoretical perspective. American journal of primatology, 74(6), 497-509. [link]

Ross, C. F., Iriarte-Diaz, J., & Nunn, C. L. (2012). Innovative approaches to the relationship between diet and mandibular morphology in primates. International Journal of Primatology, 33(3), 632-660. [link]

Griffin, R. H., & Nunn, C. L. (2012). Community structure and the spread of infectious disease in primate social networks. Evolutionary Ecology, 26(4), 779-800. [link]

Rifkin, J. L., Nunn, C. L., & Garamszegi, L. Z. (2012). Do animals living in larger groups experience greater parasitism? A meta-analysis. The American naturalist, 180(1), 70-82. [link]

Cooper, N., Kamilar, J. M., & Nunn, C. L. (2012). Host longevity and parasite species richness in mammals. PloS one, 7(8), e42190. [link]

Cooper, N., Griffin, R., Franz, M., Omotayo, M., & Nunn, C. L. (2012). Phylogenetic host specificity and understanding parasite sharing in primates. Ecology letters, 15(12), 1370-1377. [link]

Nunn, C. L., & Hare, B. (2012). Pathogen Flow: What We Need to Know. American journal of primatology, 74(12), 1084-1087. [link]