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Culture, Ecology & Evolution Biocultural Anthropology

Selected Life History & Risk Related Publications (*indicates student authors):

Pink, K., Quinlan, R., Hin S. 2020 Famine-related mortality in early life and accelerated life histories in nineteenth century Belgium. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Science. 287: 20201182.

Richardson, G. B., Placek, C., Srinivas, V., Jayakrishna, P., Quinlan, R., & Madhivanan, P. 2020 Environmental stress and human life history strategy development in rural and peri-urban South India. Evolution and Human Behavior.

Mattison, S, Quinlan, R, Hare, D. 2019 The expendable male hypothesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, 374: 20180080.

Quinlan, R., Jilo Dira*, S. Caudell*, M. Quinlan, M. 2016 Culture and Psychological Responses to Environmental Shocks: Cultural Ecology of Sidama Impulsivity and Niche Construction in SW Ethiopia. Current Anthropology 57(5):632-652. pdf

Quinlan, R., Quinlan, M. Jilo Dira, S.*, Caudell, M.*, Sooge, A., & Assoma Amzye, A.* 2015 Vulnerability & Resilience in Sidama Enset & Maize Farms in Southwest Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology. 35(2):314-336. pdf

Meehan, C. Quinlan, R. Malcom, C.* 2012 Cooperative Breeding and Maternal Energy Expenditure among Aka Foragers. American Journal of Human Biology. 25(1):42-57. pdf

Quinlan, R. 2010 Extrinsic Mortality Effects on Reproductive Strategies in a Caribbean Community. Human Nature,21(2):124-139. pdf

Quinlan, R.  & Quinlan, M. 2008 Human Lactation, Pair-bonds, and Alloparents: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. Human Nature 19,87-102.  pdf

Quinlan, R. 2008  Human Pair-Bonds: Evolutionary Functions, Ecological Variation and Adaptive Development. Evolutionary Anthropology. 17: 227-238.  pdf.

Quinlan, R. & Quinlan, M. 2007. Evolutionary Ecology of Human Pair-Bonds: Cross-Cultural Tests of Alternative Hypotheses. Cross-Cultural Research 41(2):149-69. pdf

Quinlan, R. 2007. Human Parental Effort & Environmental Risk. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Science. 274(1606):121-125. pdf

Quinlan, R. & Quinlan, M. 2007. Parenting & Cultures of Risk: A Comparative Analysis of Infidelity, Aggression & Witchcraft. American Anthropologist, 109(1):164-179. pdf

Quinlan, R. 2006. Gender & Risk in a Matrifocal Caribbean Community: A View from Behavioral Ecology. American Anthropologist, 108(3): 464–479. pdf

Quinlan, R. 2003 Father-Absence, Parental Care & Female Reproductive Development. Evolution & Human Behavior. 24(6): 376-390. pdf

Quinlan, R., Quinlan, M. & Flinn, M. 2003. Parental Investment & Age at Weaning in a Caribbean Village. Evolution and Human Behavior. 24(1):1-16. pdf