Lab Publications

For a full list, see my Google Scholar profile


Herrera, J., J. Moody, and C.L. Nunn (in press). Predicting primate-parasite associations using exponential random graph model. Journal of Animal Ecology.

Werner, C.S., K. Kasan, J.K. Geyer, M. Elmasri, M.J. Farrell, and C.L. Nunn (2022).  Using phylogeographic link-prediction in primates to prioritize human parasite screeningAmerican Journal of Biological Anthropology

Kauffman, K., C. Werner, G. Titcomb, M. Pender, J.Y. Rabezara, J.P. Herrera, J.T. Shapiro, A. Solis, V. Soarimalala, P. Tortosa, R. Kramer, J. Moody and C.L. Nunn (2022). Comparing transmission potential networks based on social network surveys, close contacts, and environmental overlap in rural Madagascar. Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Voinson, M., C.L. Nunn, and A. Goldberg (2022).  Primate malarias as a model for cross-species parasite transmissioneLife 11:e69628.

McKinnon, L., D.R. Samson, C.L. Nunn, A Rowlands, K.G. Salvante, P.A. Nepomnaschy (2022).  Technological infrastructure, sleep, and rest-activity patterns in a Kaqchikel Maya community. PLoS ONE 17: e0277416.


Amoroso, C. R., & Nunn, C. L. (2021). Epidemiological transitions in human evolution and the richness of viruses, helminths, and protozoa. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health.

Herrera, J.P., J. Moody, and C.L. Nunn (2021). Predictions of primate–parasite coextinction.  Philosophical Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 376: 20200355.

Solis, A. & Nunn, C. L. (2021). One Health Disparities and COVID-19. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health.

C.L. Nunn, A.Q. Vining, D. Chakraborty, M.H. Reiskind, and H.S. Young (2021).  Effects of host extinction and vector preferences on vector-borne disease risk in phylogenetically structured host-vector communities.  PLoS One 16: e0256456.

Gray G.C., E.R. Robie, C.J. Studskill, and C.L. Nunn (2021). Mitigating future respiratory virus pandemics: new threats and approaches to consider.Viruses 13: 637.

Samson, D.R., A. Vining, and C.L. Nunn (in review).  Enhanced sleep environments lengthen lemur sleep duration.  PLoS One.


Herrera, J. P., Wickenkamp, N. R., Turpin, M., Baudino, F., Tortosa, P., Goodman, S. M., Soarimalala, V.,  Ranaivoson, T. N. & Nunn, C. L. (2020). Effects of land use, habitat characteristics, and small mammal community composition on Leptospira prevalence in northeast Madagascar. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Teitelbaum, C. S., Amoroso, C. R., Huang, S., Davies, J., Rushmore, J., Drake, J. M., Stephens, P. R., Byers, J. E., Majewska, A. A., & Nunn, C. L. (2020). A comparison of diversity estimators applied to a database of host–parasite associations. Ecography.

Werner, C. S., & Nunn, C. L. (2020). Effect of urban habitat use on parasitism in mammals: a meta-analysis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Amoroso, C. R.
, Kappeler, P. M., Fichtel, C., & Nunn, C. L. (2020). Water Availability Impacts Habitat Use by Red-Fronted Lemurs (Eulemur rufifrons): An Experimental and Observational Study. International Journal of Primatology.


Amoroso, C. R., Kappeler, P. M., Fichtel, C., & Nunn, C. L. (2019). Fecal contamination, parasite risk, and waterhole use by wild animals in a dry deciduous forest. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 73(11), 153.

Amoroso, C. R.,Hanna, E. K., LaBar, K. S., Schaich Borg, J., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., & Zucker, N. L. (2019). Disgust Theory Through the Lens of Psychiatric Medicine. Clinical Psychological Science.

Lu, A., Petrullo, L. Carrera, S., Feder, J., Schneider-Crease, I., Snyder-Mackler, N. (2019). Developmental Responses to Early Life Adversity: Evolutionary and Mechanistic Perspectives. Evolutionary Anthropology. 

Herrera, J., and Nunn, C. L. (2019). Behavioural ecology and infectious disease: implications for conservation of biodiversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B.

Herrera, J. P., Chakraborty, D., Rushmore, J., Altizer, S., & Nunn, C. L. (2019). The changing ecology of primate parasites: Insights from wild-captive comparisons. American Journal of Primatology.  

Samson, D.R., Vining, A., and Nunn, C.L. (2019). Sleep influences cognitive performance in lemurs. Animal Cognition.

Miller, I.F., Churchill, S.E., and Nunn, C.L. (2019). Speeding in the slow lane: phylogenetic comparative analyses reveal that not all human life history traits are exceptional. Journal of Human Evolution.

Dallas, T., Han, B.A., Nunn, C.L., Park,  A.W., Stephens, P.R., and Drake, J.M. (2019). Host traits associated with species roles in parasite sharing networks. OIKOS.

Kappeler, P.M., Nunn, C. L., Vining, A. Q., and Goodman, S. M. (2019). Evolutionary dynamics of sexual size dimorphism in non-volant mammals following their independent colonization of Madagascar. Scientific Reports.

Miller, I. F., R.A. Barton, and Nunn, C. L. (2019). Quantitative uniqueness of human brain evolution revealed through phylogenetic comparative analysis. eLife.


Kelly, C., Stoehr, A.M., Nunn,  C.L., Smyth, K. N., Prokop, Z.M. (2018). Sexual dimorphism in immunity across animals: a meta‐analysis. Ecology Letters.

Sumner, K.M., McCabe, C. M. and Nunn, C.L. (2018). Network size, structure, and pathogen transmission: a simulation study comparing different community detection algorithms. Behaviour.

Samson, D.R., Crittenden, A. N., Mabulla, I. A., Mabulla, A.Z.P., and Nunn, C.L. (2018). Does the moon influence sleep in small-scale societies? Sleep Health.

Manus, M.B., Bloomfield,  G., Leonard, A. S., Guidera, L. N., Samson, D. R., and Nunn, C. L. (2018). High prevalence of hypertension in an agricultural village in Madagascar. PLoS One.

Miller, I.F., Schneider-Crease, I., Nunn, C. L. and M.P. Muehlenbein (2018). Estimating infection prevalence: Best practices and their theoretical underpinnings. Ecology and Evolution.

Manus, M. B. (2018). Evolutionary mismatch. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health.

Yu, J., Manus, M. B., Mueller, O., Windsor, S. C., Horvath, J.E., Nunn, C. L. (2018). Antibacterial soap use impacts skin microbial communities in rural Madagascar. PLoS One.

Nunn, C.L. and Samson, D. R. (2018). Sleep in comparative context: Investigating how human sleep differs from sleep in other primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Samson, D. R., Bray, J., and Nunn, C. L. (2018). The cost of deep sleep: environmental influences on sleep regulation are greater for diurnal lemurs. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

McCabe, C. and Nunn, C.L. (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 Medicine.

Park, A.W., M.J. Farrell, J.P. Schmidt, S. Huang, T.A. Dallas, P. Pappalardo, J.M. Drake, P.R. Stephens, R. Poulin, Nunn, C.L., T.J. Davies (2018). Characterizing the phylogenetic specialism–generalism spectrum of mammal parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.