monkey's uncle

notes on human ecology, population, and infectious disease

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James Holland Jones is a biological anthropologist, an Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.  His research focuses on two general areas: (1) biodemography and (2) the ecology, evolutionary biology, and epidemiology of infectious disease.  His work is published in a wide variety of journals including Theoretical Population Biology, Nature, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Journal of Statistical Software.  At Stanford, he teaches a variety of classes in the general area of human ecology, including: “Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Disease,” “Demography and Life History Theory,” “Evolutionary Theory for the Anthropological Sciences,” “Bayesian Methods for the Social Sciences,” and “Diet, Nutrition, and Human Growth.”