Jared Diamond

Department of Geography

University of California, Los Angeles

1255 Bunche Hall

Los Angeles, CA  90095-1524


This is the personal website of Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography.  He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical society.  Among his many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan’s Cosmo Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize Honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by Rockefeller University.  He has published more than six hundred articles and his book, Guns, Germs, and Steel, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.