diamondProfessor, Department of Geography

Email: info@jareddiamond.org

Website: http://www.jareddiamond.org/Jared_Diamond/Welcome.html

Interests: Geography and Human Society; Biogeography.

Personal Statement:
I divide my professional time between four areas: teaching geography to UCLA undergraduates; doing field research on the birds of New Guinea and other Southwest Pacific islands; writing books about human societies, aimed at the broad public; and promoting sustainable environmental policies, as a director of the international environmental organizations World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International. I formerly also pursued a separate career of laboratory research in membrane physiology and biophysics at UCLA Medical School.