Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond

Ladder Faculty

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


Geography and Human Society; Biogeography

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.

Grants & Awards

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