Rob Dunn

Rob Dunn is the author of The Wild Life of Our Bodies, the story of our changing relationship with predators, parasites, mutualists, commensals, and all the rest. He is a science writer  and scientist  at North Carolina State University, where he studies the stories of the species that have lived alongside humans as we have spread around the world, be they bacteria in your belly button ants in your backyard  or cave crickets in your basement.

Science
Nov. 2 2012 3:45 PMHow Other Animals Choose Their LeadersYou think our elections are tough? Tell it to the wolves.
New Scientist
Aug. 12 2012 5:30 AMWhy We Need Ecological MedicineWe know which species make us sick, but we must learn which species make us healthy.
Human Evolution
Oct. 15 2012 1:54 PMWhat Are You So Scared of? Saber-Toothed Cats, Snakes, and Carnivorous Kangaroos.The evolutionary legacy of having been prey.
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Working
Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.