Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST)
University of Toulouse 1: Capitole
IAST Program Director of Anthropology
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH
My research explores how ecological and social factors affect variability in behavior, psychology, and physiology in small-scale societies. To address research questions I use principles from behavioral ecology and life history theory, which attempt to explain modern human variation as an adaptive response to trade-offs between investments in competing demands.
I collaborate on the Tsimane
Health and Life History Project (www.unm.edu/~tsimane). The
project aims to study growth, senescence, demography, economics and health
under conditions representative of human evolutionary history.
- Trumble B, Stieglitz J, Blackwell A, Allayee H, Beheim B, Finch C, Gurven M, Kaplan H. (Forthcoming). Apolipoprotein E4 is associated with improved cognitive function in Amazonian forager-horticulturalists with a high parasite burden. FASEB-J. doi: 10.1096/fj.201601084R
- Gurven M, Stieglitz J, Trumble B, Blackwell A, Beheim B, Davis H, Hooper P, Kaplan H. (Forthcoming). The Tsimane Health and Life History Project: integrating anthropology and biomedicine. Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Blackwell A, Tamayo M, Beheim B, Trumble B, Stieglitz J, Hooper P, Martin M, Kaplan H, Gurven M. (2015). Helminth infection, fecundity, and age of first pregnancy in women. Science 350(6263):970-972.
- Stieglitz J, Jaeggi A, Blackwell A, Trumble BC, Gurven M, Kaplan H. (2014). Work to live and live to work: Productivity, transfers, and psychological well-being in adulthood and old age. In: Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography (Eds. M. Weinstein, M. Lane). Pp. 197-221. Washington DC: The National Academies Press.