Human Population Biology BIO A 382 (Winter 2001) Readings

There is no text book for this course, per se. Instead there are a number of papers and book chapters that you must read. All readings can be found on electronic reserve . (Or try here). Please complete readings by the begining of the week to which they pertain. This will help you understand the lecture material and will allow us to discuss the material intelligently.

Coale AJ (1974) The history of the human population. Scientific American September.

Gage TB (1988) Bio-mathematical approaches to the study of human variation in mortality. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 32:185-214.

Ginzburg LR and Golenberg EM (1985) Lectures in theoretical population biology. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Keyfitz N (1985) How do we know the facts of demography? Applied Mathematical Demography. Second edition. New York: Springer-Verlag. pp 400-418.

Mosley WH and Chen LC (1984) An analytical framework for the study of child survival in developing countries. In Mosley W and Chen LC eds., Child Survival Strategies. London: Cambridge University Press. pp. 25-45.

Wood JW (1990) Fertility in Anthropological Populations. Annual Reviews of Anthropology 19:211-42.

Wood JW (1998) A theory of preindustrial population dynamics. Current Anthropology 39:99-134.

Wood JW, Weeks SC, Bentley GR, and Weiss KM (1994) Human population biology and the evolution of aging. In Crews DE and Garruto RM eds., Biological Anthropology and Aging: Perspectives on Human Variation over the Life Span. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 19-75