This page provides the data that I have used in past comparative studies (see Charlie's Publication List or Full CV ). Some files are provided in HTML format, i.e. as a web page. To import the data into a spreadsheet program, such as Excel, open the dataset of interest, save it as a text file, and open/import that file in the spreadsheet program. If you use the data, please cite the appropriate paper.
For information on our parasite databases of mammalian hosts, check out the Global Mammal Parasite Database at http://www.mammalparasites.org/ .
Nunn, C.L. , S.M. Altizer, W. Sechrest, K.E. Jones, R.A. Barton, and J.L. Gittleman (2004). Parasite species richness and the evolutionary diversity of primates. American Naturalist 162:597-614.
Nunn, C.L. (2003). Behavioral defenses against sexually transmitted diseases in primates. Animal Behaviour 66 :37-48 .
Survey data used in comparative tests as a MS Word document (identical to electronic Appendix on Animal Behaviour web site)
Wich, S. A., and C. L. Nunn (2002) Do male "loud calls" function in mate defense? A comparative study of long-distance calls in primates. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 52:474-484 .
Nunn, C.L. (2002). Spleen size, disease risk and sexual selection: A comparative study in primates. Evolutionary Ecology Research 4: 91-107 .
Nunn, C.L. (2002). A comparative study of leukocyte counts and disease risk in primates. Evolution 56 : 177-190 .
Data on the unpublished socio-ecological variables are available here, as an Excel file.
Nunn, C.L., C.P. van Schaik and D. Zinner (2001). Do exaggerated sexual swellings function in female mating competition in primates? A comparative test of the reliable indicator hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology 5:646-654 .
The data are available as an Excel file .
Nunn, C.L. and R.A. Barton (2001). Comparative methods for studying primate adaptation and allometry. Evolutionary Anthropology 10:81-98 .
You will find Excel files for the dataset used here, in CAIC format. Click for the other CAIC files in Excel format: the phylogeny and the branch length files. These files will need to be saved as text, with the ".xls" suffix removed, for use with CAIC, which runs on a Macintosh. Finally, this file provides the MacClade file, in text format; import to MacClade.
Nunn, C.L., J.L. Gittleman and J. Antonovics (2000). Promiscuity and the primate immune system. Science 290: 1168-1170 .
Click here for additional information on the data used in the analyses.
Nunn, C.L. , and R.A. Barton (2000). Allometric slopes and independent contrasts: A comparative test of Kleiber’s law in primate ranging patterns. American Naturalist 156:519-533 .
This unpublished comparative database was used in the analyses. It provides information on group composition, group metabolic needs and home range size.
Nunn, C.L. , (2000*). Collective action, free-riders, and male extragroup conflict. In: Primate Males, P.M. Kappeler, ed., pp. 192-204. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
This comparative database is not published in P. Kappeler's edited volume. But you can view the dataset I used in HTML. It includes information on species with loud calls and other variables.
Nunn, C.L. (1999). The number of males in primate groups: a comparative test of the socioecological model. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 46: 1-13 .
Table 2 is available as HTML. It includes information on expected and observed overlap. Group composition and breeding seasonality from Mitani et al. 1996. American Journal of Primatology38:315-332.
Deaner, R.O., and C.L. Nunn (1999). How quickly do brains catch up with bodies? A comparative method for detecting evolutionary lag. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, Series B 266: 687-694 .
The data are available here (the data on the Royal Society Web site have been removed).
Nunn, C.L. (1999). The evolution of exaggerated sexual swellings in primates and the graded signal hypothesis. Animal Behaviour 58:229-246 .
The appendix is available as HTML.
Nunn, C.L. , and C.P. van Schaik (2001*). A comparative approach to reconstructing the socioecology of extinct primates. In: Reconstructing Behavior in the Fossil Record , J.M. Plavcan, W.L. Jungers, R.F. Kay, and C.P. van Schaik, eds., pp. 159-216. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.
Appendix B, the raw data used in the analyses, is available as two separative files in HTML format: Part 1, "knowable" variables , such as diet, substrate use, activity period, and Part 2, "unknowable" variables , such as group size and home range size.
Nunn, C.L. , J.L. Gittleman and J. Antonovics (2003). A comparative study of white blood cell counts and disease risk in carnivores. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, Series B . 270:347-356 .
Unpublished comparative data as an Excel spreadsheet .