Michael Gurven

Michael Gurven
University of California, Santa Barbara
Associate Director Broom
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Area Director, Biodemography and Evolution Theme

Michael Gurven’s research focuses on the biodemography of the human lifespan and its implications for understanding development, aging, intergenerational transfers and familial organization. He has also studied social and economic behavior among foragers and forager-farmers, with a view to understanding proximate and ultimate explanations for the diversity of pro-social behaviors found in those societies as well as modern ones. This work, much of which has culminated in the Tsimane Life History and Health Project, has been extensively funded by NIH/NIA and by NSF including a 2.6 million dollar NIH/NIA grant on the biodemography of aging with Hillard Kaplan.

Grants, Awards and Distinctions:

National Institutes of Health/NIA Grant. 2022-202. (Joint PI: Gurven, Kaplan, Finch, Thomas) $15,000,000.   

Impetus Grant. Toward a universal characterization of human aging: immunosenescence. 2021. (joint-PIs: Gurven, Alan Cohen) $90,000.

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 2022.

National Institutes of Health/NIA Grant. R01. 2018-2022. Brain atrophy, cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s in a low CVD-risk population. Joint PI, $2,902,118.

National Institutes of Health/NIA Grant. Administrative supplement. 2018. Joint PI, $411,654.

UCSB Academic Senate. "Prevalence and correlates of vertebral fracture among Bolivian forager-farmers". (PI). $7,500.

National Institutes of Health/NIA Grant. R01. 2017-2022. "Brain atrophy, cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s in a low CVD-risk population". (Joint PI: Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan, Caleb Finch, Gregory Thomas). $3,773,865.

National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging. "The Human Life Course and the Biodemography of Aging". 2011-2016. PI. $3,500,000.

National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging. 2012-2015. R01, “Cardiovascular and renal aging among Tsimane forager-horticulturalists”. (joint-PIs: Michael Gurven & Hillard Kaplan). $1,600,000.

National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging. 2011-2015. R01, “Immune Function over the Life Course among Forager-Horticulturists“. (joint-PIs: Michael Gurven & Hillard Kaplan). $1,906,000.

National Institutes of Health/NIA, R01, “The Human Life Course and the Biodemography of Aging” (Joint PI: Gurven, Kaplan). $1,250,000.



Kraft, T, Seabright, E., Alami, S., Hooper, P., Beheim, B., Davis, H., Garcia, A., Cummings, D., Eid Rodriguez, D., Gutierrez Cayuba, M., Trumble, B., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2023.  
"Metapopulation dynamics of infectious disease transmission in a small-scale Amazonian society. "
PLoS Biology 21(8): e3002108.
Ross, C., Hooper, P., Smith, J., …, Gurven, M., …Borgerhoff-Mulder, M. 2023. 
"Reproductive inequality in humans and other mammals. "
PNAS 120(22):e2220124120. 
Kaplan, H., Hooper, P., Gatz, M., Mack, W., Law, M., Chui, H., Sutherland, L., Sutherland, J., Rowan, C., Wann, S., Allam, A., Thompson, R., Michalik, D., Lombardi, G., Miyamoto, M., Eid Rodriguez, D., Copajira, J., Quispe Gutierrez, R., Beheim, B., Cummings, D., Seabright, E., Alami, S., García, A., Buetow, K., Thomas, G., Finch, C., Stieglitz, J. Trumble, B., Gurven, M., Irimia, A. 2023. 
"Brain volume, energy balance and cardiovascular health in two non-industrial South American populations. "
PNAS 120(13):e2205448120.
Delton, A.W., Jaeggi, A.V., Lim, J., Sznycer, D., Gurven, M., Robertson, T.E., Sugiyama, L., Cosmides, L., Tooby, J. 2023. 
"Cognitive foundations for helping and harming others: making welfare tradeoffs in industrialized and small-scale societies. "
Evolution and Human Behavior.
Stieglitz, J., Buoro, Y., Beheim, B., Trumble, B.C., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2023. 
" Labour’s pain: strenuous subsistence work, mechanical wear-and-tear, and musculoskeletal pain in a non-industrialized population. "
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 290:20222497. 
Trumble, B., Charifson, M., Kraft, T., Garcia, A.R.*, Cummings, D.K., Hooper, P., Lea, A., Eid Rodriguez, D., Koebele, S., Buetow, K., Beheim, B., Minocher, R., Gutierrez, M., Thomas, G., Gatz, M., Stieglitz, J., Finch, C., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2023. 
"Apolipoprotein E4 is associated with higher fecundity in a natural fertility population. "
Science Advances 9:eade979.
Schniter, E., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2023. 
". Cultural transmission vectors of essential knowledge and skills among Tsimane forager-farmers. "
Evolution and Human Behavior. 
Speakman, J., de Jong, J.,…, Gurven, M., …, Wong, W. 2023. 
"Total daily energy expenditure has declined over the past three decades due to declining basal expenditure, not reduced activity expenditure. "
Nature Metabolism 5:579-588.
Trumble, B.C., Pontzer, H., Stieglitz, J., Cummings, D.K., Wood, B., Emery Thompson, M., Raichlen, D., Beheim, B., Yetish, G., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2023. 
"Energetic costs of testosterone in two subsistence populatons. "
American Journal of Human Biology e23949.
Thompson, R., Thomas, G., Neunuebel, A., Mahadev, A., Trumble, B.C., Seabright, E., Cummings, D., Stieglitz, J., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H. 2023. 
"Atherosclerosis in indigenous Tsimane: a contemporary perspective. "
Bioarchaeology of Cardiovascular Disease. Ed. M. Binder, C.A. Roberts, D. Antoine. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 246-257.
Seabright, E., Alami, S., Kraft, T.S., Davis, H., Hooper, P., Caldwell, A., Mulville, S., McAllister, L., von Rueden, C., Stieglitz, J., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H. 2022. 
"Repercussions of post-marital residence on mothers’ social support networks among Tsimane forager-farmers. "
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 378: 20210442. 
Yamada, Y., Zhang, X.,…, Gurven, M.,…, Speakman, J., 2022. 
"Doubly Labeled Water Database Consortium. Variation in human water turnover associated with environmental and lifestyle factors. "
Science 378(6622):909-915.
Kraft, T., Cummings, D., Venkataraman, V., Alami, S., Beheim, B., Hooper, P., Seabright, E., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B., Kaplan, H., Endicott, K., Endicott, K., Gurven, M. 2022. 
"Female cooperative labor networks in hunter-gatherers and horticulturalists"
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 378: 20210431. 
Vinjamuri, A., Davis, J., Totten, S.M., Wu, L.D., Klein, L.D., Martin, M. Quinn, E.A., Scelza, B., Breakey, A., Gurven, M., Jasienska, G., Kaplan, H., Valeggia, C., Hinde, K., Smilowitz, J.T., Zivkovic, A.M., Barratt, M.J., Gordon, J.I., Underwood, M.A., German, J.B., Lebrilla, C.B. 2022. 
" Human milk oligosaccharide compositions illustrate global variations in early nutrition. "
Journal of Nutrition 152(5):1239-1253. 
Lea, A., Garcia, A., Arevalo, J., Ayroles, J., Buetow, K., Cole, S.W., Eid Rodriguez, D., Gutierrez Cayuba, M., Highland, H., Kraft, T., North, K.E., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., Trumble, B., Gurven, M.D. 2022. 
"Natural selection of immune and metabolic genes associated with health in two lowland Bolivian populations. "
PNAS 120(1): e2207544120. 
Gatz, M., Mack, W., Chui, H., Law, M., Barisano, G., Sutherland, M.L., Sutherland, J.D., Eid Rodriguez, D., Quispe Gutierrez, R., Bani Cuata, J., Borenstein, A., Walters, E., Irimia, A., Rowan, C., Wann, L.S., Allam, A., Thompson, R., Miyamoto, M., Michalik, D., Cummings, D., Seabright, E., Garcia, A., Hooper, P., Kraft, T., Finch, C., Thomas, G., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H. 2022. 
"Prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment in indigenous Bolivian forager-horticulturalists. "
Alzheimers & Dementia. 
Davis, H., Gurven, M., Cashdan, E. 2022. 
"Navigational experience and the preservation of spatial abilities into old age among a tropical forager-farmer population. "
Topics in Cognitive Science. 
Halsey, L.H., Careau, V., Gurven, M., Speakman, J.R. 2022. 
"Variability in energy expenditure is much greater in males than females. "
J of Human Evolution.
Davison, R., Gurven, M. 2022. 
"The importance of elders: extending Hamilton’s force of selection to include intergenerational transfers. "
PNAS 119(28):e2200073119.
Wallace, I.J., Kraft, T.S., Venkataraman, V.V., Davis, H.E., Holowka, N.B., Harris, A.R., Lieberman, D.E., Gurven, M. 2022. 
"Cultural variation in running techniques among non-industrial societies. "
Evolutionary Human Sciences 4:e14.
Holowka, N.B., Kraft, T.S., Wallace, I.J., Gurven, M., Venkataraman, V. 2022. 
"Forest terrains influence walking kinematics among the Amazonian Tsimane. "
Evolutionary Human Sciences.
Zhang, X., Yamada, Y., Gurven, M., IAEA DLW database consortium. 2022. 
"Human total, basal and activity energy expenditures are independent of ambient environmental temperature. "
iScience 25:104682.
Durkee, P.K., Lukaszewski, A.W., von Rueden, C.R., Gurven, M.D., Buss, D.M., Tucker-Drob, E.M. 2022. 
"Niche diversity predicts personality structure across 115 nations. "
Psychological Science 33(2):285-298. 
Rimbach, R., Yamada, Y., Gurven, M. 2022.  
"IAEA DLW Database Consortium. Total energy expenditure is repeatable in adults but not associated with short-term changes in body composition. "
Nature Communications 13:99.
Lea, A.J., Waigwa, C., Muhoya, B., Lotukoi, F., Peng, J., Henry, L.P., Abhyankar, V., Kamau, J., Martins, D., Gurven, M., Ayroles, J.F. 2021. 
"Socioeconomic status effects on health vary between rural and urban Turkana. "
Evolution, Medicine & Public Health 9:406-419, eoab39. [“Editor’s choice” article] 
Schneider-Crease, I., Blackwell, A.D., Kraft, T.S., Emery Thompson, M., Maldonado Suarez, I., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., Snyder-Mackler, N., Gurven, M.*, Kaplan, H.*, Trumble, B*. 2021. 
"Helminth infection is associated with dampened cytokine responses to viral and bacterial stimulations in Tsimane hunter-horticulturalists. "
Evolution, Medicine & Public Health 9:349-359, eoab035. (*=co-senior author). 
Kraft, T., Venkataraman, V., Wallace, I., Holowka, N., Raichlen, D., Wood, B., Gurven, M.*, Pontzer, H.* 2021. 
"The energetics of uniquely human subsistence strategies. "
Science 374: eabf0130. (*=co-senior)
Westerterp, K., Yamada, Y., Gurven, M., Speakman, J., IAEA DLW Database Consortium (82 authors). 2021. 
"Physical activity and fat-free mass during growth and in later life"
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 114(5):1583-1589.
García, A.R., Finch, C.E., Gatz, M., Kraft, T.S., Cummings, D., Charifson, M., Eid Rodriguez, D., Buetow, K., Beheim, B., Allayee, H., Thomas, G.S., Stieglitz, J., Gurven, M.*., Kaplan, H.*., Trumble, B.T*. 2021.
"APOE4 is associated with elevanted blood lipids and lower levels of innate immune biomarkers in a tropical Amerindian population. "
eLife 10:e68231. (*=co-corresponding author)
Careau, V., Halsey, L., Gurven, M., Yoshida, T., Speakman, J., IAEA DLW Database Consortium (82 authors). 2021. 
"Energy compensation and adiposity in humans. "
Current Biology 31:1-8.
Speakman, J. R., Yamada, Y., Sagayama, H., Berman, E. S., Ainslie, P. N., Andersen, L. F., ... & Wong, W. W. 2021. 
"A standard calculation methodology for human doubly labeled water studies. "
Cell Reports Medicine, 2(2), 100203.
Rowan, C., Eskander, M., Seabright, E., Eid Rodriguez, D., Cortez Linares, E., Quispe Gutierrez, R., Copajira Adrian, J., Cummings, D., Beheim, B., Tolstrup, K., Achrekar, A., Kraft, T., Michalik, D., Miyamoto, M., Allam, A., Wann, L.S., Narula, J., Trumble, B., Stieglitz, J., Thompson, R., Thomas, G., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2021. 
"Very low prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation among Bolivian forager-farmers. "
Annals of Global Health 87(1):18. 
Jaeggi, A., Blackwell, A.D., von Rueden, C., Trumble, B., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2021. 
"Do wealth and inequality associate with health in a small-scale subsistence society? "
eLife 10:e59437.
Davison, R., Gurven, M. 2021. 
"Human uniqueness? Life history diversity among small-scale societies and chimpanzees. "
PLoS ONE 16(2): e0239170.
Irimia, A., Chaudhari, N.N., Robles, D. Rostowsky, B., Maher, A., Chowdhury, N., Calvillo, M., Ngo, V., Gatz, M., Mack, W., Law, M., Sutherland, M.L., Sutherland, J.D., Rowan, C., Wann, L.S., Allam, A., Thompson, R., Michalik, D., Cummings, D., Seabright, E., Alami, S., Garcia, A., Hooper, P., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B., Gurven, M., Thomas, G., Finch, C., Kaplan, H. 2021. 
"The indigenous South American Tsimane exhibit relatively modest decrease in brain volume with age despite high systemic inflammation. "
J. of Gerontology: Series A Biological Sciences glab138.
Gans, B., Neunuebel, A., Umbarger, L., Trumble, B., Cummings, D., Wann, S.L., Lehenbauer, K., Mahadev, A., Eid Rodriguez, D., Michalik, D., Rowan, C., Stieglitz, J., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., Thomas, G., Thompson, R. 2021. 
"High prevalence of sternal foramina in indigenous Bolivians Compared to Midwest Americans and Indigenous North Americans. "
Anatomical Science International. 
Hodges-Simeon, C., Albert, G., Richardson, G.B., McHale, T.S., Weinberg, S.M., Gurven, M., Gaulin, S. 2021. 
"Was facial width-to-height ratio subject to sexual selection pressures? A life course approach. "
PLoS ONE 16(3): e0240284.
Martin, M., Gurven, M. 2021. 
"Traditional and biomedical maternal and neonatal care practices in a rural indigenous population of the Bolivian Amazon. "
Global Public Health: 1-15. doi:10.1080/17441692.2021.1882531.
Pontzer, H., Yamada, Y., Gurven, M., Speakman, J., IAEA DLW Database Consortium (82 authors). 2021. 
"Daily energy expenditure through the human life course. "
Science 373:808-812.
Anderson, A.S., Sutherland, M.L., O’Donnell, L., Hill, E., Hunt, D.R., Blackwell, A.D., Gurven, M.D. 2021. 
"Do computed tomography findings agree with traditional osteological examination? The case of porous cranial lesions. "
International Journal of Paleopathology 33:209-219.
Sprockett, D.D., Martin, M., Costello, E.K., Burns, A., Holmes, S.P., Gurven, M., Relman, D. 2020. 
"Microbiota assembly, structure, and dynamics among Tsimane horticulturalists of the Bolivian Amazon. "
Nature Communications 11:3772.
Gurven, M., Davison, R.†, Kraft, T.†. 2020. 
"The optimal timing of teaching and learning across the life course. "
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 375: 20190500. + SUPPLEMENT
Kaplan, H., Trumble, B., Stieglitz, J., Mendez, R., Gutierrez Cayuba, M., Maito Moye, L., Alami, S.*, Kraft, T.†, Quispe Gutierrez, R., Copajira Adrian, J., Thompson, R., Thomas, G., Michalik, D., Eid Rodriguez, D., Gurven, M. 2020. 
"Voluntary collective isolation as a best response to COVID-19 for indigenous populations? A case study and protocol from the Bolivian Amazon. "
Lancet 395:1727-1734.   
Gurven, M., Lieberman, D. 2020. 
"WEIRD bodies? Mismatch, medicine and the future of human health. "
Evolution & Human Behavior.
Wood, J.K., Saucier, G., Gurven, M., Goldberg, L. 2020. 
"Ubiquitous personality-trait concepts in 13 diverse and isolated languages: a cluster-classification approach. "
European Journal of Personality 34:164-179.
Dinkel, K., Costa, M., Kraft, T., Stieglitz, J., Cummings, D., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., Trumble, B. 2020.
"Relationship of sanitation, water boiling, and mosquito nets to health biomarkers in a rural subsistence population. 2020. "
American Journal of Human Biology 32(1):e23356.
Koster, J., McElreath, R., Hill, K., Yu, D., Shepard, G., van Vliet, N., Gurven, M., Trumble, B., Bliege Bird, R., Bird, D., Codding, B., Coad, L., Pacheco-Cobos, L., Winterhalder, B., Lupo, K., Schmitt, D., Sillitoe, P., Franzen, M., Alvard, M., Venkataraman, V., Kraft, T., Endicott, K., Beckerman, S., Marks, S., Headland, T., Pangau-Adam, M., Siren, A., Kramer, K., Greaves, R., Reyes-Garcia, V., Gueze, M., Duda, R., Fernandez-Llamazares, A., Gallois, S., Napitupulu, L., Ellen, R., Ziker, J., Nielsen, M., Ready, E., Healy, C., Ross, C. 2020. 
"Life history of human foraging: cross-cultural and individual variation. "
Science Advances 6: eaax9070. + SUPPLEMENT
Alami, S.*, von Rueden, C., Seabright, E.*, Kraft, T.S.†, Blackwell, A.D., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2020. 
"High social status is associated with child health among women, but not men, in a horticulturalist population. "
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20192783. + SUPPLEMENT
Lukaszewski, A., Gurven, M., von Rueden, C., Smaldino, P. 2020. 
"Toward integration of the niche diversity hypothesis with other explanations for personality covariation. Reply to Međedović. "
Social Psychological and Personality Science 11(4):574-576.
Gurven, M., Kraft, T., Alami, S., Copajira Adrian, J., Cortez Linares, E., Cummings, D., Eid Rodriguez, D., Hooper, P., Jaeggi, A., Quispe Gutierrez, R., Maldonado Suarez, I., Seabright, E., Kapan, H., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B. 2020. 
"Rapidly declining core body temperature in a tropical human population. "
Science Advances 6: eabc6599. 
García, A.R., Trumble, B., Kraft, T., Murillo, S., Marquez, M., Gurven, M., Blackwell, A.D. 2020. 
"Does exposure to parasites modify relationships between diurnal cortisol and leukocytes among Honduran women? "
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 173:463-479.
Gurven, M. 2020. 
"Greater humility can help expand evolutionary social science. "
Evolution and Human Behavior 40:456-457. 
Carrera-Bastos, P., Fontes-Villalba, M., Gurven, M., Muskiet, F.A.J., Åkerfeldt, T., Lindblad, U., Råstam, L., Frostegård, J., Shapira, Y., Shoenfeld, Y., Granfeldt, Y., Sundquist, K., Jönsson, T. 2020. 
"C-reactive protein in traditional Melanesians on Kitava. "
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 20:524.
Lea, A., Martins, D., Kamau, J., Gurven, M., Ayroles, J.F. 2020. 
"Market integration and urbanization have strong non-linear effects on metabolic health in the Turkana."
Science Advances 6:eabb1430.
García, A.R., Blackwell, A.D., Trumble, B., Cortez Linares, E., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2020. 
"Evidence for height and immune function trade-offs among pre-adolescents in a high pathogen population. "
Evolution, Medicine & Public Health 2020:86-99.
Curtin, C.M., Barrett, C., Bolyanatz, A., Crittenden, A., Fessler, D.M., Fitzpatrick, S., Gurven, M., Kanovsky, M., Kushnick, G., Laurence, S., Pisor, A., Scelza, B., Stich, S., von Rueden, C., Zhao, W., Henrich, J. 2020. 
"Kinship intensity and the use of mental states in moral judgment across societies. "
Evolution & Human Behavior 40:415-429.
Stieglitz, J., Hooper, P., Trumble, B., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2020. 
"Productivity loss associated with physical disability in a contemporary small-scale subsistence population. "
eLife 9:e62883.
Kraft, T., Trumble, B., Kaplan, H., Garcia, A., Stieglitz, J., Gurven, M. 2020. 
"Multi-system physiological dysregulation and ageing in a subsistence population. "
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 375:20190610. 
Hové, C., Trumble, B., Anderson, A., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M., Blackwell, A. 2020. 
"Immune function during pregnancy varies between ecologically distinct populations. "
Evolution, Medicine & Public Health 2020:114-128.
C Hové, BC Trumble, AS Anderson, J Stieglitz, H Kaplan, MD Gurven, AD Blackwell. 2020. 
"Immune function during pregnancy varies between ecologically distinct populations. "
Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health. DOI: 10.1093/emph/eoaa022  
Research Themes:
AS Anderson, B Trumble, C Hove, TS Kraft, H Kaplan, M Gurven, AD Blackwell. 2019.
"Old Friends and Friendly Fire: Potential Costs of Fetal Tolerance among Tropical Horticulturalists in a Hookworm-Endemic Environment"
American Journal of Human Biology. DOI:10.1002/ajhb.23337   
Cristia, A., Dupoux, E., Gurven, M., Stieglitz, J. 2019.
"Child-directed speech is infrequent in a forager-farmer population: a time allocation study."
Child Development 90(3):.759-773.
Gurven, M., Davison, R. 2019. 
"Periodic catastrophes over human evolutionary history are necessary to explain the forager population paradox"
 PNAS 201902406. +doi:10.1073/pnas.1902406116 + SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION  
Scelza, B.A., Prall, S.P., Blumenfield, T., Crittenden, A.N., Gurven, M., Kline, M., Koster, J., Kushnick, G., Mattison, S.M., Pillsworth, E., Shenk, M., Starkweather, K., Stieglitz, J., Sum, C., Yamaguchi, K., McElreath, R. 2019.
"Patterns of paternal investment explain cross-cultural variance in jealous response. "
Nature Human Behaviour. (doi:10.1038/s41562-019-0654-y).  
Martin, M., Blackwell, A., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2019.
"Differences in Tsimane children's growth outcomes and associated determinants as estimated by WHO standards vs. within-population references. "
PLoS ONE 14(4): e0214965.  
Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Towner, M., Baldini, R., Beheim, B., Colleran, H., Gurven, M., Kramer, K., Mattison, S., Nolin, D., Scelza, B., Schniter, E., Sear, R., Shenk, M., Voland, E. 2019. 
"Differences between sons and daughters in the intergenerational transmission of wealth. "
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374.
Gurven, M., Trumble, B., Stieglitz, J., Cummings, D., Blackwell, A., Kaplan, H., Yetish, G., Pontzer, H. 2019. 
"Methodological differences cannot explain associations between health, anthropometrics and excess RMR. "
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 169:197-198.
Smaldino, P., Lukaszewski, A., von Rueden, C., Gurven, M. 2019. 
"Niche diversity can explain cultural differences in personality structure. "
Nature Human Behaviour doi:10.1038/s41562-019-0730-3.
Hodges-Simeon, C.R., Soubhana, A., Gurven, M., Blackwell, A.D., Gaulin, S.J.C. 2019. 
"Testosterone is positively and estradiol negatively associated with mucosal immunity in Amazonian adolescents. "
American Journal of Human Biology 31:e23284.
Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B., HORUS, Finch, C., Li, D., Budoff, M., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2019. 
"Computed tomography shows high fracture prevalence among physically active forager-horticulturalists with high fertility. "
eLife 8:e48607.
von Rueden, C., Redhead, D., O’Gorman, R., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2019. 
"The dynamics of men’s cooperation and social status in a small-scale society. "
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286:20191367. 
Gurven, M. 2018.
"Broadening horizons: sample diversity and socioecological theory are essential to the future of psychological science. "
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115(45):11420-11427 A
Jaeggi, A.V., Gurven, M. 2018.
"Food sharing models. "
International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. H. Callan (Ed.) doi:10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1655
Klein, L.D., Huang, J., Quinn, E.A., Martin, M., Breakey, A., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., Valeggia, C., Jasienska, G., Scelza, B., Lebrilla, C., Hinde, K. 2018
"Variation among populations in the immune protein composition of mother’s milk reflects subsistence pattern. "
Evolution, Medicine & Public Health 2018(1): 230-245.
Gurven, M. 2018.
"Review of The Evolution of Senescence in the Tree of Life. "
Human Nature 29(4):468-474.
Kraft, T.†, Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B., Martin, M., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2018.
"Nutrition transition in two lowland Bolivian subsistence populations."
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 108(6):1183-1195. 
Venkataraman, V.V., Yegian, A.K., Wallace, I.J., Holowka, N., Tacey, I., Gurven, M., Kraft, T.S.† 2018. 
"Locomotor constraints favour the evolution of the human pygmy phenotype in tropical rainforests. "
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285:20181492.
Yetish, G., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2018.
"Sleep variability and nighttime activity regulate sleep patterns among Tsimane forager-horticulturalists."
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 166(3):590-600.
Gurven MD, Finch CE, Wann LS. 2018.
"Are intestinal worms nature's anti-atherosclerosis vaccine?"
European Heart Journal 2018; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehy129
Pisor, A., Gurven, M. 2018.
"When to diversify, and with whom? Choosing partners among out-group strangers in lowland Bolivia."
Evolution and Human Behavior 39(1):30-39.
von Rueden, C., Alami, S., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M.  2018.
"Sex differences in political leadership in an egalitarian society."
Evolution and Human Behavior 39(4):402-411.
Trumble, B.C., Stieglitz, J., Jaeggi, A., Beheim, B., Schwartz, M., Seabright, E., Cummings, D., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2018.
"Parental hormones are associated with crop loss and family sickness following catastrophic flooding in lowland Bolivia."
Physiology and Behavior 193A:101-107.
Alami, S., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2018.
"Low perceived control is associated with treatment seeking among high mortality Bolivian forager-farmers."
Social Science and Medicine 200:156-165. + SUPPLEMENT.
van der Linden, D., Dunkel, C., Figueredo, A.J., Gurven, M., von Rueden, C., Woodley of Menie, M. 2018.
"How universal is the general factor of personality? An analysis of the Big Five in forager farmers of the Bolivian Amazon."
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 1-17. 
Jaeggi, A.V., Gurven, M. In press.
"Food sharing models."
International Encyclopedia of Anthropology.
Ross, C.T., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Oh, S-Y., Bowles, S., Beheim, B., Bunce, J., Caudell, M., Clark, G., Colleran, H., Cortez, C., Draper, P., Greaves, R., Gurven, M., Headland, T., Headland, J., Hill, K., Hewlett, B., Kaplan, H., Koster, J., Kramer, K., Marlowe, F., McElreath, R., Nolin, D., Quinlan, M., Quinlan, R., Revilla-Minaya, C., Scelza, B., Schacht, R., Shenk, M., Uehara, R., Voland, E., Willführ, K., Winterhalder, B., Ziker, J.  2018.
"Greater wealth inequality, less polygyny: rethinking the polygyny threshold model."
J. Royal Society Interface 20180035.
Costa, M.E., Trumble, B., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M.D. 2018.
"Child nutritional status among births exceeding ideal family size in a high fertility population."
Maternal & Child Nutrition e12625.
Schniter, E., Wilcox, N.T., Beheim, B.A., Kaplan, H.S., Gurven, M. 2018.
"Information transmission and the oral tradition: evidence of a late-life service niche for Tsimane Amerindians."
Evolution and Human Behavior 39:94-105.
Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B.C., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. In press.
"Marital violence and fertility in a relatively egalitarian high fertility population."
Nature Human Behaviour.
Sobolewski, M., Weiss, B., Martin, M., Gurven, M., Barrett, E. 2017.
"Toxicoanthropology: phthalate exposure in relation to market access in a remote forager-horticultural population."
International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 220(5):799-809.
Garcia AR, Gurven M, Blackwell AD. 2017.
"A Matter of Perception: Subjective socioeconomic status and cortisol among inhabitants of the island of Utila, Honduras."
American Journal of Human Biology. 1-17.
Jaeggi, A.V., Hooper, P., Caldwell Hooper, A.E., Gurven, M.D., Lancaster, J.B., Kaplan, H.S. 2017. 
"Cooperation between the sexes. In: Chimpanzees and Human Evolution."
(Edited by M. Muller, R. Wrangham, D. Pilbeam). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Press. Pp. 548-571.
Stieglitz, J., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., Hopfensitz, A. 2017. 
"Why household inefficiency? An experimental approach to assess spousal resource distribution preferences in a subsistence population undergoing socioeconomic change."
Evolution and Human Behavior 38(1):71-81. + SUPPLEMENT
Trumble, BC, Stieglitz, J, Blackwell, AD, Allayee, H, Beheim, B, Finch, CE, Gurven, MD, Kaplan, HS. 2017.
"Apolipoprotein E4 is associated with improved cognitive function in Amazonian forager-horticulturalists with a high parasite burden."
The FASEB Journal. DOI:10.1096/fj.201601084R.
Jaeggi, A., Kramer, K., Hames, R., Kiely, E., Gomes, C.€ , Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2017.
"Human grooming in comparative perspective: using phylogenetic analyses to test hygienic, thermoregulatory and social functions among six small-scale societies."
American Journal of Physical.
Lukaszewski, A., Gurven, M., von Rueden, C., Schmitt, D. 2017, in press.
"What explains personality covariation? A test of the socioecological complexity hypothesis."
Social Psychological and Personality Science. 
Gurven, M., Gomes, C. 2017. 
"Mortality, senescence and life span. In: Chimpanzees and Human Evolution."
(Edited by M. Muller, R. Wrangham, D. Pilbeam). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Press. Pp. 181-216.
Hodges-Simeon, CR, Prall, SP, Blackwell, AD, Gurven, MD, Gaulin, SJC. 2017.
"Adrenal maturation, nutritional status and mucosal immunity in Bolivian adolescents."
American Journal of Human Biology, in press.
Blackwell, AD, Urlacher, SS, Beheim, B, von Rueden, C, Jaeggi, A, Stieglitz, J, Tumble, BC, Gurven, MD, Kaplan, H. 2017.
"Growth references for Tsimane forager-horticulturalists of the Bolivian Amazon."
American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 162(3) 441-461. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23128.
Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B.C., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2017.
"Horticultural activity predicts later localized limb status in a contemporary preindustrial population."
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 163(3):425-436. + SUPPLEMENT
Kaplan, H., Trumble, B., Stieglitz, J., Narula, J., Gurven, M., Thomas, G. 2017. 
"Diet, atherosclerosis, and helminthic infection in Tsimane."
Lancet 390:2035.
Gurven, M., Fuerstenberg, E., Trumble, B., Stieglitz, J., Davis, H., Kaplan, H. 2017. 
"Cognitive performance across the life course among Bolivian forager-farmers with limited schooling."
Developmental Psychology 53(1):160-176. + SUPPLEMENT
Gurven, M, Kaplan, H, Stieglitz, J, Trumble, B, Blackwell, AD, Beheim, B, Hooper, P. 2017.
"The Tsimane Health and Life History Project (THLHP): Integrating anthropology and biomedicine. Evolutionary Anthropology."
26(2) 54-73. DOI: 10.1002/evan.21515.
Kaplan, H., Thompson, R.C., Trumble, B.C., Wann, L.S., Allam, A.H., Beheim, B., Frohlich, B., Sutherland, M.L., Sutherland, J.D., Stieglitz, J., Eid Rodriguez, D., Michalik, D.E., Rowan, C.J., Lombardi, G.P., Bedi, R., Garcia, A.R., Min, J.K., Narula, J., Finch, C.E., Gurven, M., Thomas, G.S. 2017.
"Coronary atherosclerosis in indigenous South American Tsimane: a cross-sectional cohort study."
Lancet389(10080):1730-1739. + SUPPLEMENT
Pisor, A., Gurven, M. 2016. 
"Risk buffering and resource access shape valuation of out-group and in-group strangers."
Nature Scientific Reports.
Gurven, M., Yetish, G., Trumble, B.C., Stieglitz, J., Cummings, D., Blackwell, A.D., Beheim, B., Kaplan, H., Pontzer, H. 2016. 
"High resting metabolic rate among Amazonian forager-horticulturalists experiencing high pathogen burden."
American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 
Barrett, H.C., Bolyanatz, A., Crittenden, A., Fessler, D., Fitzpatrick, S., Gurven, M., Henrich, J., Kanovsky, M., Kushnick, G., Pisor, A., Scelza, B., Stich, S., von Rueden, C., Zhao, W., Laurence, S. 2016. 
"Small-scale societies exhibit fundamental variation in the role of intentions in moral judgment."
PNAS 113(17): 4688-4693.  
Martin, M., Garcia, G., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2016.
"Conflict or congruence? Maternal and infant-centric factors associated with shorter exclusive breastfeeding durations among the Tsimane."
Social Science & Medicine 170:9-16.
Trumble, B.C., Blackwell, A., Stieglitz, J., Emery Thompson, M., Maldonado Suarez, I., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2016.
"Associations between men's testosterone and immune function in a pathogenically stressed forager-horticultural population."
American Journal of Physical Anthropology..
Blackwell, A.D., Trumble, B.C., Maldonado Suarez, I., Stieglitz, J., Beheim, B., Snodgrass, J.J., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2016. 
"Immune function in Amazonian horticulturalists."
Annals of Human Biology 43(4):382-396.
Gurven, M., Costa, M., Trumble, B., Stieglitz, J., Beheim, B., Eid Rodriguez, D., Hooper, P.L., Kaplan, H. 2016. 
"Costs of reproduction and maternal depletion in a high fertility and mortality population."
Nature Scientific Reports 6:30056.  
Stieglitz, J., Madimenos, F., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2016. 
"Calcaneal quantitative ultrasound indicates reduced bone mineral status among physically active adult forager-horticulturalists."
J. of Bone and Mineral Research 31(3): 663-671. 
Jaeggi, A.V., Boose, K.J., White, F.J., Gurven, M. 2016. 
"Obstacles and catalysts of cooperation in humans, bonobos and chimpanzees: the behavioural reaction norms can help explain variation in sex roles, inequality, war and peace."
Behaviour. DOI:10.1163/1568539X-00003347
Han, C.S., Martin, M.A., Dichosa, A.E.K., Daughton, A.R., Frietze, S., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M.D., Alcock, J. 2016.
"Salivary microbiomes of indigenous Tsimane mothers and infants are distinct despite frequent premastication."
PeerJ 4:e2660; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2660.
Jaeggi, A., Hooper, P., Beheim, B., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2016.
"Reciprocal exchange patterned by market forces helps explain cooperation in a small-scale society."
Current Biology 26:1-8. + SUPPLEMENT.
Yetish, G., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M., Wood, B., Pontzer, H., Manger, P., Wilson, C., McGregor, R., Siegel, J.M. 2016.
"Response to de Iglesia et al. Response to de la Iglesia et al."
Current Biology 26:R273-R274. + SUPPLEMENT.
Jaeggi, A., Hooper, P., Beheim, B., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2016. 
"Supply and demand explain reciprocal exchange of multiple commodities and individual differences in cooperation in a small-scale society."
Current Biology 26:1-8. 
Hodges-Simeon, C.R., Hanson, K.N., Samore, T., Gurven, M., Gaulin, S.J.C. 2016. 
"Facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR) is not associated with adolescent testosterone levels."
PLoS ONE 11(4): e0153083. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153083. 
Gurven, M., Trumble, B.C., Stieglitz, J., Blackwell, A.D., Michalik, D.E., Finch, C.E., Kaplan, H. 2016
"Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in evolutionary perspective: a critical role for helminths?"
Evolution, Medicine & Public Health 338-357. doi:10.1093/emph/eow028.
Horvath, S., Gurven, M., Levine, M.E., Trumble, B.C., Kaplan, H., Allayee, H., Ritz, B.R., Chen, B., Lu, A., Rickabaugh, T.M., Jamieson, B.D., Sun, D., Li, S., Chen, W., Quintana-Murci, L., Fagny, M., Kobor, M.S., Tsao, P.S., Reiner, A.P., Edlefsen, K.L., Absher, D., Assimes, T.L. 2016.
"An epigenetic clock analysis of race/ethnicity, sex, and coronary heart disease."
Genome Biology 17:171. DOI 10.1186/s13059-016-1030-0.
Blackwell, A.D., Tamayo, M.A., Beheim, B., Trumble, B.C., Stieglitz, J., Hooper, P.L., Martin, M., Kaplan, H, Gurven, M. 2015. 
"Helminth infection, fecundity and age of first pregnancy in women."
Science 350: 970-972. 
Yetish, G., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M., Wood, B., Pontzer, H., Manger, P., Wilson, C., McGregor, R., Siegel, J.M. 2015. 
"Natural sleep and its seasonal variations in three pre-industrial societies."
Current Biology 25:1-7. 
Stieglitz, J., Schniter, E., von Rueden, C., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2015.
"Reduced functional status and social conflict increase risk of depression in adulthood among modernizing Amazonian forager-farmers."
Journals of Gerontology Social Sciences 70(6):948-956. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu080. 
Stieglitz, J., Beheim, B., Trumble, B., Madimenos, F., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2015. 
"Low mineral density of a weight-bearing bone among adult women in a high fertility population."
American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 
Lukaszewski, A., von Rueden, C., Gurven, M. 2015. 
"Adaptive personality calibration among Tsimane forager-horticulturalists: effects of embodied capital on prosocial traits."
Behavioral Ecology. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv051
Jaeggi, A.V., Trumble, B., Kaplan, H.S., Gurven, M. 2015. 
"Salivary oxytocin increases concurrently with testosterone and time away from home among returning Tsimane hunters."
Biology Letters20150058. 
Trumble, B.C., Stieglitz, J., Emery Thompson, M., Fuerstenberg, E., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2015.  
"Testosterone is associated with enhanced cognitive performance in a subsistence population with minimal schooling."
American Journal of Human Biology. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22665. 
Gurven, M., Jaeggi, A., von Rueden, C., Hooper, P., Kaplan, H. 2015. 
"Does market integration buffer risk, erode traditional sharing practices and increase inequality? A test among Bolivian forager-farmers."
Human Ecology. doi:10.1007/s10745-015-9764-y
Trumble, B., Jaeggi, A., Gurven, M. 2015. 
"Evolving the neuroendocrine physiology of human and primate cooperation and collective action."
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 370: 20150014. 
Fessler, D.M.T., Barrett, H.C., Kanovsky, M., Stich, S., Holbrook, C., Henrich, J., Bolyanatz, A., Gervais, M.M., Gurven, M., Kushnick, G., Pisor, A.C., von Rueden, C., Laurence, S. 2015. 
"Moral parochialism and contextual contingency across seven societies."
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282:20150907. 
Trumble BC, Eid Rodriguez D, Cortez Linares E, Kaplan H, Gurven M. (2015).  
"Challenging the inevitability of age-related prostate enlargement: low levels of benign hyperplasia among Bolivian Amerindians."
Journal of Gerontology:  Medical Sciences.
Hodges-Simeon, C.R., Gurven, M., Gaulin, S.J.C. 2015.
"The low male voice is a costly signal of phenotypic quality among Bolivian adolescents."
Evolution and Human Behavior. 
Schniter, E., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., Wilcox, N.T., Hooper, P. 2015. 
"Forager skill ontogeny among Tsimane Amerindians."
American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 
Pisor, A., Gurven, M. 2015. 
"Corruption and the other(s): scope of superordinate identity matters for corruption permissibility."
PLoS ONE 10(12): e0144542. 
Hooper, P.L., Gerkey, D., Demps, K., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H.S. 2015. 
"Skills, division of labor and economies of scale among Amazonian hunters and South Indian honey collectors."
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 370: 20150008. 
Hooper, P.L., Gurven, M., Winking, J., Kaplan, H.S. 2015.
"Intergenerational transfers explained by inclusive fitness in a traditional human society."
Proceedings Royal Society B 282, 20142808. 
Steiglitz, J, Trumble, B, Emery Thompson, M, Blackwell, AD, Kaplan, H, Gurven, M. (2015)
"Depression as sickness behavior? A test of the host defense hypothesis in a high pathogen population, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity."
in press, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.05.008
Hooper PL, Gurven M, Winking J, Kaplan HS. 2015. 
"Inclusive fitness and differential productivity across the life course determine intergenerational transfers in a small-scale human society."
Proc. R. Soc. B 282: 20142808. + SUPPLEMENT
Kaplan, H., Hooper, P.L., Stieglitz, J., Gurven, M. 2015. 
"The causal relationship between fertility and infant mortality: prospective analyses of a population in transition."
Population in the Human Sciences: Concepts, Models, Evidence(Editors: P. Kreager, B. Winney, S. Ulijaszek, C. Capelli). Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 361-378. 
Gurven, M., Jaeggi, A. 2015. 
"Food sharing."
Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. SAGE. Edited by Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn. 
Veile, A., Martin, M., McAllister, L., Gurven, M.
"Modernization is associated with intensive breastfeeding patterns in the Bolivian Amazon."
Social Science and Medicine 100:148-158.
Stieglitz, J., M. Gurven, E. Schniter, C. von Rueden, & H. Kaplan. In press. 
"Functional disability and social conflict increase risk of depression in older adulthood among Bolivian forager-farmers."
Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. 
Trumble BC, Smith EA, O’Connor KA, Kaplan HS, Gurven MD.  (2014).  
"Successful hunting increases testosterone and cortisol in a subsistence population."
Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281:20132876
Trumble, B., Cummings, D.K., O’Connor, K.A., Holman, D.J., Smith, E.A., Kaplan, H.S., Gurven, M.D. In press.
"Age-independent increases in male salivary testosterone during horticultural activity among Tsimane forager-farmers."
Evolution and Human Behavior. 
von Rueden, C., M. Gurven, H. Kaplan, & J. Stieglitz. In press. 
"Leadership in an egalitarian society."
Human Nature. 
Von Rueden, CR, Trumble, BC, Emory Thompson, M, Stieglitz, J, Hooper, PL, Blackwell, AD, Kaplan, HS, Gurven, M. (2014)
"Political influence associates with cortisol and health among egalitarian forager-farmers, Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health"
eou021, DOI: 10.1093/emph/eou02
Miner, E., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., Gaulin, S. 2014.
"Sex difference in travel is concentrated in adolescence and tracks reproductive interests."
Proceedings of Royal Society B281, 20141476.
Gurven, M., C. von Rueden, J. Stieglitz, H. Kaplan, & D. Eid Rodriguez. 2014. 
"The evolutionary fitness of personality traits in a small-scale subsistence population."
Evolution & Human Behavior, 35, 17-25. 
Stieglitz, J., Jaeggi, A., Blackwell, A., Trumble, BC., Gurven, M., and Kaplan, H. (In Press).
"Work to live and live to work: Productivity, transfers, and psychological well-being in adulthood and old age."
In: Weinstein, M., and Lane, M. (eds.). Advances in bio-demography: cross-species comparisons of social environments and social behaviors, and their effects on health and longevity. National Academy Press.
von Rueden, C., Trumble, B., Emery Thompson, M., Stieglitz, J., Hooper, P.L., Blackwell, A.D., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2014. 
"Political influence associates with cortisol and health among egalitarian forager-farmers."
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 122-133. doi:10.1093/emph/eou021
Jaeggi, A.V., Gurven, M.
"Natural cooperators: food sharing in humans and other primates"
Evolutionary Anthropology, 2013.
Winking, J., Stieglitz, J., Kurten, J., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H.
"Polygyny among the Tsimane: an improved method for testing the polygyny-fertility hypothesis."
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280.
Blackwell A, Martin M, Kaplan H, Gurven M.  2013.
"Antagonism between two intestinal parasites in humans: the importance of coinfection for infection risk and recovery dynamics."
Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280(1769): 20131671. 
Walker, R., Beckerman, S., Flinn, M., Gurven, M., von Rueden, C., Cordoba, L., Villar, D., Hagen, E., Koster, J., Hill, K.
"Living with kin in lowland horticultural societies"
Current Anthropology, 54, 96-103. 2013.
Martin, M., Blackwell, A., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H. (2013)
"Make new friends and keep the old? Parasite coinfection and comorbidity in Homo sapiens."
In: Primates, Pathogens and Evolution. Developments in Primatology Series. Editors: Brinkworth, J.F. and E. Pechenkina. New York: Springer. 
Gurven, M., Jaeggi, A.V., Kaplan, H., Cummings, D.
"Physical activity and modernization among Bolivian Amerindians."
Plos One, Janurary 2013, Volume 8, Issue 1.
Hodges-Simeon, C. R., M. D. Gurven, R. Cárdenas, and S. J. C. Gaulin (2013). 
"Voice change as a new measure of male pubertal timing: A study among Bolivian adolescents."
Annals of Human Biology40: 209-219. 
Gurven, M., C. von Rueden, M. Massenkoff, H. Kaplan, & M. Lero Vi.
"How universal is the Big Five? Testing the Five-Factor Model of personality variation among forager-farmers in the Bolivian Amazon"
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 354-370. 2013.
Stieglitz, J., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., Hooper, P.
"Household task delegation among high-fertility forager-horticulturalists of lowland Bolivia."
Current Anthropology 54(2):232-241.
Pisor, A.C., Gurven, M., Blackwell, A.D., Kaplan, H., & Yetish, G., A.C., Gurven, M., Blackwell, A.D., Kaplan, H., & Yetish, G.
"Patterns of senescence in cardiovascular fitness: VO2max in subsistence and industrialized populations."
American Journal of Human Biology 25(6), pp. 756-769. 2013.
Jaeggi, A., Gurven, M. 2013. 
"Reciprocity explains food sharing in humans and other primates independent of kin selection and tolerated scrounging: a phylogenetic meta-analysis."
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280:20131615.
Gurven, Michael, Jonathan Stieglitz, Hillard Kaplan, Jeffrey Winking
"Infidelity, jealousy, and wife abuse among Tsimane forager-farmers: testing evolutionary hypotheses of marital conflict"
Evolution and Human Behavior, 33: 438-448. 2012.
Trumble, B., D. Cummings, C. von Rueden, K. O'Connor, E. Smith, M. Gurven, & H. Kaplan.
"Physical competition increases testosterone among Amazonian forager-horticulturalists: a test of the "challenge hypothesis""
Proceedings of Royal Society B., 279, 2907-2912. 2012.
Stieglitz, J., Blackwell, A.D., Quispe Gutierrez, R., Cortez Linares, E., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H.
"Modernization, sexual-risk taking and gynecological morbidity among Bolivian forager-horticulturalists."
PLOS One, December 2012, Volume 7, Issue 12.
Gurven, M.
"Infant and fetal mortality among a high mortality population in the Bolivian Amazon."
Social Science and Medicine 24:786-799.
Gurven, Michael, Stacey L. Rucas, Jeffrey Winking, and Hillard Kaplan
"Social Aggression and Resource Conflict Across the Female Life-Course in the Bolivian Amazon"
Aggressive Behavior. Volume 38, pages 194-207 (2012)
von Rueden, C. & M. Gurven.
"When the strong punish: why net costs of punishment are often negligible"
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 43-44. 2012.
McAllister, L., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., Stieglitz, J.
"Why Do Women Have More Children Than They Want? Understanding Differences in Women's Ideal and Actual Family Size in a Natural Fertility Population"
American Journal of Human Biology 24: 786-799 (2012).
Gurven, M., Stieglitz, J., Hooper, P., Gomes, C., Kaplan, H.
"From the womb to the tomb: the role of transfers in shaping the evolved human life history."
Experimental Gerontology 47:807-813. 2012.
Blackwell, Aaron D., Michael Gurven, Daniel Eid Rodríguez, Jonathan Stieglitz, Hillard Kaplan
"Does Blood Pressure Inevitably Rise With Age? Longitudinal Evidence Among Forager-Horticulturalists"
Hypertension 60(1): 25-33. 2012
Gurven, M.
"Human survival and life history in evolutionary perspective"
The Evolution of Primate Societies. Mitani, J., Call, J., Kappeler, P., Palombit, R., Silk, J. (Eds). 2012. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Pages 293-314.
Veile, A., Winking, J., Gurven, M., Greaves, R.D., Kramer, K.L. 2012.
"Infant growth and the thymus: data from two South American native societies."
American Journal of Human Biology 24:768-775. 2012.
Martin, M.A., Glassek, W.D., Gaulin, S.J.C., Evans, R.W., Woo, J.G., Geraghty, S.R., Davidson, B.S., Morrow, A.L., Kaplan, H.S., Gurven, M.D.
"Fatty acid composition in the mature milk of Bolivian forager-horticulturalists: controlled comparisons with a U.S. sample."
Maternal and Child Nutrition 8(3):404-418. 2012.
Gurven, Michael, Christopher von Rueden and Hillard Kaplan
"Why do men seek status? Fitness payoffs to dominance and prestige"
Proceedings of Royal Society B 278: 2223-2232. 2011
Gurven, Michael, Jeffrey Winking, and Hillard Kaplan
"Father death and adult success among the Tsimane: implications for marriage and divorce"
Evolution and Human Behavior 32:79-89. 2011
Gurven, Michael D., Jonathan Stieglitz, Hillard Kaplan, Jeffrey Winking, and Basilio Vie Tayo.
"Spousal Violence and Paternal Disinvestment Among Tsimane Forager-Horticulturalists"
American Journal of Human Biology 23:445-457 (2011).
Allayee, Hooman, Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, Caleb E. Finch, Eileen M. Crimmins, Suvi A. Vikman, Jonathan Stieglitz, Michael Gurven, and Hillard Kaplan
"Inflammatory Gene Variants in the Tsimane, an Indigenous Bolivian Population with a High Infectious Load"
Biodemography and Social Biology 57(1):33-52. 2011
Gurven, Michael, Jeffrey Winking.
"The Total Cost of Father Desertion"
American Journal of Human Biology 23:755-763 (2011).
Gurven, Michael, Jeffrey Winking, and Hillard Kaplan
"The Impact of Parents and Self-Selection on Child Survival among the Tsimane of Bolivia"
Current Anthropology 52(2):277-284. 2011
Barrett, Clark, Frank W. Marlowe, J. Colette Berbesque, Alexander Bolyanatz, Michael Gurven and David Tracer
"The 'spiteful' origins of human cooperation"
Proceedings of Royal Society B 278: 2159-2164. 2011