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I am a 6th (and final) year student in the Graduate Group in Ecology at UC Davis. My advisors are Pete Richerson and Richard McElreath. Below is my list of contributions. You can see my full profile by following the link below.


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.

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Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, 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.

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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.

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

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Mary K. Shenk, 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., 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.

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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.

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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

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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