Publications

Johnson, Lisa, Marianna Di Paolo, and Adrian V. Bell. “Forced Alignment for Understudied Language Varieties: Testing Prosodylab-Aligner with Tongan Data.” Language Documentation & Conservation. accepted

Kramer, Karen, Ryan Schacht, and Adrian V. Bell. 2017. “Adult Sex Ratios & Partner Scarcity among Hunter-Gatherers: Implications for Dispersal Patterns and the Evolution of Human Sociality.” Philosophical Transactions B. in press.

Bell, Adrian V. and Daniel Hernandez. 2017. “Cooperative Learning Groups and the Evolution of Human Adaptability: (Another Reason) Why Hermits are Rare in Tonga and Elsewhere.” Human Nature (2017) 28: 1. doi:10.1007/s12110-016-9276-5.

Ryan Schacht and Adrian V. Bell. 2016. “The evolution of monogamy in response to partner scarcity.” Scientific Reports (6) 32472. doi:10.1038/srep32472 See model simulation here.

Terence C. Burnham, Stephen E. G. Lea, Adrian Bell, Herbert Gintis, Paul W. Glimcher, Robert Kurzban, Leonhard Lades, Kevin McCabe, Karthik Panchanathan, Miriam Teschl, and Ulrich Witt. 2016. “Evolutionary Behavioral Economics.” in Complexity and evolution: toward a new synthesis for economics, eds. D. S. Wilson and A. Kirman.  MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Bell, Adrian V., Thomas Currie, Geoffrey Irwin, and Christopher Bradbury. 2015. “Driving Factors in the Colonization of Oceania: Developing Island-Level Models to Test Competing Hypotheses.” American Antiquity. 80(2):397-407. PDF

Richerson, Peter, Ryan Baldini, Adrian Bell, Kathryn Demps, Karl Frost, Vicken Hillis, Sarah Mathew, Nicole Naar, Lesley Newson, Emily Newton, Cody Ross, Paul Smaldino, Timothy Waring and Matthew R. Zefferman. 2016. “Cultural Group Selection Plays an Essential Role in Explaining Human Cooperation: A Sketch of the Evidence.” Behavioral and Brain SciencesPDF

Bell, Adrian V. 2015. Linking Observed Learning Patterns to the Evolution of Cultural Complexity.” Current Anthropology. 56(2):277-281. PDF

Bell, Adrian V. and Bruce Winterhalder. 2014 “The Population Ecology of Despotism: Concessions and Migration Between Central and Peripheral Habitats.” Human Nature 25(1): 121-135. doi: 10.1007/s12110-014-9190-7

Bell, Adrian V. 2014. “Cultural Evolution and the Way We Count.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1322267111

Bell, Adrian V., Katie Hinde, and Lesley Newson. 2013. “Who was Helping? The Scope for Female Cooperative Breeding in Early Homo. PLoS ONE 8(12): e83667.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083667

Waring, Timothy, and Adrian V. Bell. 2013. “Ethnic dominance damages cooperation more than ethnic diversity: results from multi-ethnic field experiments in India.” Evolution & Human Behavior 34 (6), pp. 398-404.
doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2013.07.003

Bell, Adrian V. 2013. “Evolutionary Thinking in Microeconomic Models: Prestige Bias and Market Bubbles.” PLoS ONE 8(3): e59805.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059805

Bell, Adrian V. 2013. “The Dynamics of Culture Lost and Conserved: Demic Migration As a Force in New Diaspora Communities.” Evolution & Human Behavior 34, pp. 23-28.

Beheim, Bret, and Adrian V. Bell. 2011. “Inheritance and Ecology: Evolution of Canoe Traits in Eastern Oceania”. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 3089-3095.

Lybbert, Travis, and Adrian V. Bell. 2010. “Stochastic Benefit Streams, Learning and Technology Diffusion: Why Drought Tolerance is not the new Bt.” AgBioForum 13(1): 13-24. With commentary in Nature Biotechnology 28: 553-554 (2010).

Bell, Adrian V. 2010. “Why Cultural and Genetic Group Selection are Unequal Partners in the Evolution of Human Behavior” Communicative and Integrative Biology 3(2): 159-161.

Shenk, Mary K., Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Jan Beise, Gregory Clark, William Irons, Donna Leonetti, Bobbi S. Low, Samuel Bowles, Tom Hertz, Adrian Bell, and Patrizio Piraino. 2010. “Intergenerational Wealth Transmission among Agriculturalists: Foundations of Agrarian Inequality.” Current Anthropology 51(1): 65-83.

Smith, E.A, Hill, K., Marlowe, F., Nolin, D. Wiessner, P, Gurven, M. Bowles, S., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Hertz, T., and Bell, A. 2010. “Wealth Transmission and Inequality Among Hunter-Gatherers.” Current Anthropology 51(1): 19-34.

Gurven, M., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Hooper, P.L., Kaplan, H., Quinlan, R., Sear, R., Schniter, E., von Rueden, C., Bowles, S., Hertz, T., and A. Bell (2010) “Domestication alone does not lead to inequality: Intergenerational wealth transmission among horticulturalists.” Current Anthropology 51(1): 49-64.

Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Fazzio, I., Irons, W., McElreath, R., Bowles, S., Bell, A., Hertz, T and L. Hazzah (2010). “Pastoralism and Wealth Inequality: Revisiting an Old Question.” Current Anthropology 51(1): 35-48.

Bell, Adrian V., Peter J. Richerson, and Richard McElreath. 2009. “Culture Rather than Genes Provides Greater Scope for the Evolution of Large-Scale Human Prosociality.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(42):17671-17674.

Borgerhoff Mulder, Monique, Samuel Bowles, Tom Hertz, Adrian Bell, et al.. “Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and the Dynamics of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies.” Science 326 (2009) 682-688.

Bell, Adrian V., Russell B. Rader, Steven L. Peck, & Andrew Sih. “The positive effects of negative interactions: can avoidance of competitors or predators increase resource sampling by prey?” Theoretical Population Biology 76 (2009) 52-58.

McElreath, R., A. Bell, C. Efferson, M. Lubell, P. Richerson, and T. Waring. 2008. “Beyond existence and aiming outside the laboratory: Estimating frequency-dependent and payoff-biased social learning strategies.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 363:3515-3528.

Bell, A. V., and P. J. Richerson. 2008. Charles J. Lumsden and Edward O. Wilson, Genes, Mind, and Culture: 25th Anniversary Edition. Journal of Bioeconomics 10(3), p.307

Bell, Adrian V., & Mark Belk. “Diet of the leatherside chub, Snyderichthys copei, in the fall.” The Western North American Naturalist 64(3), 2004, pp. 413-416

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