How much cultural variation around the globe is explained by ecology?

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Vol/Iss. 290(2000) The Royal Society Published In Pages: ??
By Wormley, Alexandra S., Kwon, Jung Y., Barlev, Michael, Varnum, Michael E.


Temporal properties of ecological variables will be related to human cultural variation.


The results show that some temporal properties, such as current levels and mean levels, do have a significant relationship to human cultural variation. However, this is not uniform across all, especially those related to ecological unpredictability and variability.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
LASSO regression analysisPartially supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Human cultural variationDependentNONE
Temporal properties of ecological variablesIndependentNONE