Jared Diamond

Contact Information

Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
Phone  56177

(Ph.D., Cambridge University, England) is a Professor with research interests in Biogeography, Geography and Human Society. He teaches classes in world regions and past societies.


B.A. Harvard

Ph.D., University of Cambridge, England


Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, 1998 
Japan's Cosmos Prize, 1998 
National Science Medal

Selected Publications

  • J. M. Diamond. Logic of Life: The Challenge of Integrative Physiology. In: Evolutionary Physiology (D. Noble and C.A.R. Boyd, eds.), Oxford University Press, (1993), pp.89-111.
  • S. L. Pimm, J. Diamond, T.M. Reed, G.J. Russell and J. Verner. (1993). Times to extinction of small populations of large birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.) 90:10871-10875.
  • S.M. Secor, E.D. Stein and J. M. Diamond.(1994). Rapid up-regulation of snake intestine in response to feeding: a new model of intestinal adaptation. Am. J. Physiol. 266(4):G695-G705.
  • Diamond, J.M. (1999). Dirty eating for healthy living. Nature 400: 120-121.
  • Diamond, J.M. (1999). Rivers in the sky. Discover 20, no. 3, pp. 94-102.
  • Diamond, J.M. (2000). Blitzkrieg against moas. Science 287: 2170-2121.


Geography and Human Society; Biogeography