Jones, James Holland


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Associate Professor
Ph.D. Harvard, 2000

I am a biological anthropologist with general interests in human ecology and population biology.  Within this broad category, I am primarily interested in three areas: (1) biodemographhy, (2) disease ecology and the interaction of epidemics with demographic and social processes, and (3) the evolution of human life histories

More detail on my research and other Environment and Ecology related projects within Anthropology can be found at the Ecology and Environment website.

Contact Information: 
Office: Bldg 50, #52S
Selected Publications: 

Jones, J.H. (2011) Primates and the Evolution of Long-Slow Life Histories. Current Biology. 21(18): R708-R717. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.08.025)

Salathé, M., M. Kazandjieva, J. W. Lee, M.P. Levis, W. Feldman, and J. H. Jones (2010) A High-Resolution Human Contact Network for Infectious Disease Transmission. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107(51): 22020-22025. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1009094108)

Rudicell, R. S., J. H. Jones, E. E. Wroblewski, G. H. Learn, Y. Li, J. D. Robertson, E. Greengrass, F. Grossmann, S. Kamenya, L. Pintea, D. C. Mjungu, E. V. Lonsdorf, A. Mosser, C. Lehman, D. A. Collins, B. F. Keele, J. Goodall, B. H. Hahn, A. E. Pusey, and M. L. Wilson. Impact of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection on Chimpanzee Population Dynamics. PLoS Pathogens. 6 (9):e1001116. (doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1001116)

Salkeld, D.J., M. Salathé, P. Stapp, J.H. Jones. Plague outbreaks in prairie dog populations: percolation thresholds of alternate host abundance explain epizootics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 107(32): 14247-14250. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1002826107)

Jones, J.H., M.L. Wilson, C. Murray, and A.E. Pusey. (2010) Phenotypic Quality Influences Fertility in Gombe Chimpanzees. Journal of Animal Ecology, 79(6): 1262-1269. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01687.x).

Salathé, M. and J.H. Jones. (2010) Dynamics and Control of Diseases in Networks with Community Structure. PLoS Computational Biology, 6(4): e1000736. (doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000736).

Hacker, J.D., L.R. Hilde and J.H. Jones. (2010) The Impact of the American Civil War on Southern Marriage Patterns, Journal of Southern History, LXXVI(February): 1-32.

Jones, J.H. and M. Salathé. (2009) Early Assessment of Anxiety and Behavioral Response to Influenza A(H1N1), PLoS ONE, 4(12): e8032. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008032).

Keele*, B.F., J. H. Jones*, K. A. Terio*, J. D. Estes*, R. S. Rudicell*, M. L. Wilson*, Y. Li, G. H. Learn, T. M. Beasley, J. Schumacher-Stankey, E. Wroblewski, A. Mosser, J. Raphael, S. Kamenya, E. V. Lonsdorf, J. G. Else, G. Silvestri, J. Goodall, P. M. Sharp, G. M. Shaw, A. E. Pusey and B. H. Hahn. (2009) Increased Mortality and AIDS-like Immunopathology in Wild Chimpanzees Infected with SIVcpz, Nature, 460: 515-519. (doi:10.1038/nature08200). *=authors contributed equally.
 
Jones, J.H. (2009) The force of selection on the human life cycle, Evolution and Human Behavior, 30(5): 305-314. (doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2009.01.005).
 
Jones, J.H. and B.D. Ferguson. (2009) Demographic and social predictors of intimate partner violence in Colombia: A dyadic power perspective, Human Nature. 20(2): 184-203. (doi:10.1007/s12110-009-9064-6).
 
Jones, J.H. (2010) Demography. In Human Evolutionary Biology, Muehlenbein, M, ed. pp. 74-91. Cambridge University Press.
 
Bliege Bird, R., D.W. Bird, B.F. Codding, C.H. Parker and J.H. Jones (2008) Anthropogenic fire mosaics, biodiversity and Australian Aboriginal foraging strategies: a test of the "Fire Stick Farming" hypothesis, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 105(39): 14796-14801. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0804757105).
 
Emery Thompson, M., J.H. Jones, A.E. Pusey, S. Brewer-Marsden, J. Goodall, D. Marsden, T. Matsuzawa, T. Nishida, V. Reynolds, Y. Sugiyama, and R.W. Wrangham (2007) Aging and fertility in wild chimpanzees: implications for evolution of menopause. Current Biology. 17(24): 1-7. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2007.11.033).
 
Jones, J.H. (2007). demogR: A Package for the Construction and Analysis of Age-Structured Demographic Models in R.  Journal of Statistical Software.  22(10): 1-28.
 
Jones, J.H. and B.D. Ferguson (2006) The Marriage Squeeze in Colombia, 1973-2005: The Role of Excess Male Death.  Social Biology. 53(3-4): 140-151.
 
Handcock, M.S. and J.H. Jones (2006) Interval estimates for epidemic thresholds in two-sex network models. Theoretical Population Biology. 70: 125-134.
 
Jones, J.H. (2005) Fetal programming: adaptive life history tactics or making the best of a bad start? American Journal of Human Biology. 17(1): 22-33.
 
Handcock, M.S. and Jones, J.H. (2004) Likelihood-based inference for stochastic models of sexual network evolution.  Theoretical Population Biology. 65: 413-422.
 
Jones, J.H. and M.S. Handcock. (2003) Sexual contacts and epidemic thresholds. Nature. 423: 605-606.
 
Jones, J.H. and M.S. Handcock. (2003) An assessment of preferential attachment as a mechanism for the growth of human sexual networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. 270: 1123-1128.