Jared M. Diamond "of Los Angeles, California, is a conservation biologist, a professor of geography at the University of California in Los Angeles, and a research associate in ornithology at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History and at the American Museum of Natural History. He has worked as a consultant in conservation and national park planning in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Indonesia. Dr. Diamond's four books for a popular audience are The Third Chimpanzee; Guns, Germs, and Steel; Why Is Sex Fun?; and Collapse. He has published hundreds of research papers on a broad range of scientific topics. A fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has been awarded a Burr Medal from the National Geographic Society, a MacArthur Fellowship, a Pulitzer Prize, Japan's Cosmos Prize, Britain's Science Book Prize (twice), the National Medal of Science, and the Tyler Prize. He received a BA from Harvard University and a PhD from Cambridge University in England." 
- WWF USA: Board of Directors
- External Advisory Board, Earth Institute 
- Editorial Board, Skeptic Magazine 
- Scientific Advisory Board, Seacology 
- Patricia A. McAnany and Norman Yoffee, Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability, and the Aftermath of Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2010). review - other contributors include Terry L. Hunt, Carl P. Lipo, Joel Berglund, Kenneth Pomeranz, Michael Wilcox, Tomás Gallareta Negrón, David Cahill, Christopher C. Taylor, Drexel G. Woodson, Tim Murray, Frederick Errington, Deborah Gewertz, J. R. McNeill 
- James Michael Blaut, "Environmentalism and Eurocentrism: a review essay", The Geographical Review, July 1, 1999.
- Louis Proyect, "Jared Diamond's "Collapse", part one", "Part 2", "Part 3", "Part 4", www.marxmail.org, March 1, 2005.
- Louis Proyect, "Jared Diamond, Greenwasher: Shilling for Chevron", Counterpunch, May 9, 2005.
- Louis Proyect, "Jared Diamond on tribal warfare in New Guinea", Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist, November 3, 2008.
- Louis Proyect, "New Yorker Magazine sued by slandered New Guineans", Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist, April 22, 2009.
- Rex, "Vengeance is Hers: Rhonda Shearer on Jared Diamond’s ‘Factual Collapse’", Savage Minds, April 22, 2009.
- Louis Proyect, "Guns, Germs, Steel on PBS", Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist, April 24, 2009.
- Louis Proyect, "Jared Diamond, the New Yorker Magazine, and blood feuds in PNG: part 2", The Unrepentant Marxist May 8, 2009.
- Louis Proyect, "Jared Diamond, the New Yorker Magazine, and blood feuds in PNG: part 3", The Unrepentant Marxist May 10, 2009.
- Louis Proyect, "Yali’s Question", The Unrepentant Marxist May 11, 2009.
- Louis Proyect, "Jared Diamond, the New Yorker Magazine, and blood feuds in PNG: conclusion", The Unrepentant Marxist May 12, 2009.
- Louis Proyect, "The Collapse Of Jared Diamond: Book Review", Swans Commentary, April 19, 2010.
- Stephen Corry, "Savaging Primitives: Why Jared Diamond’s ‘The World Until Yesterday’ Is Completely Wrong," The Daily Beast, January 30, 2013.