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Diamond, Jared (1937–)

  • By: Scott Van Keuren
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Jared Diamond is a well-known physiologist and evolutionary biologist. In addition to his research in these fields and in conservation ecology and anthropology, Diamond has published a variety of works on biogeography and human geography. He has been a professor of physiology in the medical school at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1986 and professor of geography in the department of geography at UCLA since 2001. Diamond also serves on the boards of directors of World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International.

Diamond has conducted more than two dozen expeditions since the 1960s to research biological diversity in New Guinea. Recently, he led National Geographic Society and World Wildlife Fund projects to survey the distribution and spatial characteristics of bird species in Papua ...

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