Bioinformatician and Population Biologist
I am a researcher working broadly in evolution, ecology, and conservation biology, currently on a Discovery Early Career Research Award at Macquarie University. In my spare time I do statistical consulting, data acquisition, and data analysis for government and private organizations. Spatial data is a particular specialty of mine, but I have a very broad skill base.
I have a Ph.D. in Population Biology from UC Davis, and have been awarded three internationally competitive postdoctoral fellowships. I have authored a number of software tools that are now standard approaches in phylogenetics and species distribution modeling, including AWTY, RWTY, and ENMTools.
2003 – B.S. (Biology) Florida State University
2009 – Ph.D. (Population Biology) University of California, Davis. Advised by Michael Turelli and Peter C. Wainwright.
2014–2016 – DECRA research fellow, Macquarie University
2014–2015 – Statistical consultant, ACT State Ecologist
2012–2013 – Postdoctoral researcher with Marcel Cardillo and Lindell Bromham, Australian National University
2011 – Postdoctoral researcher with Camille Parmesan, University of Texas
2009–2011 – National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics, University of Texas
2008 – Contracted by California Department of Fish and Game to model the effects of climate change on the availability of suitable habitat for species of special concern.
2006–2012 – Field data collection contractor, John Snow Institute / United States Coast Guard
2001-2003 – Undergraduate research assistant with Dr. David Swofford, Florida State University
1999 – Undergraduate research assistant with Dr. Doug Mock, University of Oklahoma.
1997 – Undergraduate research assistant with Dr. Pierre Neuenschwander, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
PUBLICATIONS (Updated August 18 2016):
- R. Lanfear, X. Hua, and D.L. Warren. 2016. Estimating the effective sample size of tree topologies from Bayesian phylogenetic analyses. Genome Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw171
- A. Dornburg, C. Lippi, S. Federman, J.A. Moore, D.L. Warren, T.L. Iglesias, M.C. Brandley, G.C. Watkins-Colwell, A.D. Lamb, and A. Jones. Accepted. Disentangling the influence of urbanization and invasion on endemic reptiles in tropical biodiversity hotspots: A case study of Phyllodactylus martini along an urban gradient in Curaçao. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History.
- Cardillo, M., and D.L. Warren. Accepted, available now in Online Early. Analyzing patterns of spatial and niche overlap among species at multiple resolutions. Global Ecology and Biogeography.
- Mainali, K.P., D.L. Warren, K. Dhileepan, A. McConnachie, L. Strathie, G. Hassan, D. Karki, B.B. Shrestha, and C. Parmesan. 2015. Projecting future expansion of invasive species: Comparing and improving methodologies. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13038
- Hua, X., P. Cowman, D.L. Warren, and L Bromham. 2015. Longevity is linked to mitochondrial mutation rates in rockfish: a test using Poisson regression. Mol. Biol. Evol. Early version available online. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv137
- Iglesias, T.L., A. Dornburg, M.C. Brandley, M.E. Alfaro, and D.L. Warren. 2015. Life in the unthinking depths: energetic constraints on encephalization in marine fishes. J. Evo. Bio 28:1080-1090. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12631
- Warren, D.L., M. Cardillo, D.F. Rosauer, and D.I. Bolnick. 2014. Mistaking geography for biology: inferring processes from species distributions*. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29 (10), 572-580. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2014.08.003
- Warren, D.L., A.N. Wright, S.N. Seifiert, and H.B. Shaffer. 2014. Incorporating model complexity and spatial sampling bias into ecological niche models of climate change risks faced by California vertebrate species of concern. Diversity and Distributions 20:334-343. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12160
- Warren, D.L. 2013. “Niche modeling”: That unpleasant sensation means it’s working. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28:193-194. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2013.02.003
- Dornburg, A., J.A. Moore, R. Webster, D.L. Warren, M.C. Brandley, T.L. Iglesias, P.C. Wainwright, and T.J. Near. 2012. Molecular phylogenetics of squirrelfishes and soldierfishes (Teleostei:Beryciformes:Holocentridae): reconciling more than 100 years of taxonomic confusion. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65:727-738. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.07.020
- Warren, D.L. 2012. In defense of “niche modeling”. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27:497-500. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2012.03.010
- Warren, D.L., and T. Iglesias (TLI listed as co-first author). 2012. No evidence for the “expensive tissue hypothesis” from an intraspecific study in a highly variable species. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25:1226-1231. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02503.x
- Brandley, M.C., R.L. Young, D.L. Warren, M.B. Thompson, and G.P. Wagner. 2012. Uterine gene expression in the live-bearing lizard, Chalcides ocellatus, reveals convergence of squamate reptile and mammalian pregnancy mechanisms. Genome Biology and Evolution 4:394-411. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evs013
- Dornburg, A., D. L. Warren, T. Iglesias, and M. C. Brandley. 2011. Natural history observations of the ichthyological and herpetological fauna on the island of Curacao (Netherlands). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 52:181–186. doi: 10.3374/014.052.0106
- Warren, D.L., and S.N. Seifert. 2011. Environmental niche modeling in Maxent: the importance of model complexity and the performance of model selection criteria. Ecological Applications 21:335-342. doi: 10.1890/10-1171.1
- Mueller, U.G., A.S. Mikheyeva, E. Hong, R. Sen, D.L. Warren, S.E. Solomon, H.D. Ishak, M. Cooper, J.L. Miller, K.A. Shaffer, and T.E. Juenger. 2011. Evolution of cold-tolerant fungi permits winter fungiculture by leafcutter ants at northern frontier of a tropical ant-fungus symbiosis. PNAS 108:4053-4056 doi:10.1073/pnas.1015806108
- Glor, R.E., and D.L. Warren. 2011. Testing the ecological basis of biogeographic boundaries. Evolution 65:673-683. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01177.x
- Mandle, L., D.L. Warren, M.H. Hoffmann, A.T. Peterson, J. Schmitt, and E.J. von Wettberg. 2010. Conclusions about niche expansion in introduced Impatiens walleriana populations depend on method of analysis. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15297. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015297
- Warren, D.L., R.E. Glor, and M. Turelli. 2010. ENMTools: a toolbox for comparative studies of environmental niche models. Ecography 33:607-611. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2009.06142.x
- Nakazato, T., D.L. Warren, and L.C. Moyle. 2010. Ecological and geographic modes of species divergence in wild tomatoes. American Journal of Botany 97:680-693. doi: 10.3732/ajb.0900216
- Brandley, M.C., Warren, D.L. (DLW listed as co-first author), Leaché, A.D., & J.A. McGuire. 2009. Homoplasy and Clade Support. Systematic Biology 58:184-198. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syp019
- Warren, D.L., R.E. Glor, and M. Turelli. 2008. Environmental niche identity versus conservatism: quantitative approaches to niche evolution. Evolution 62:2868-2883. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00482.x
- Nylander, J., Wilgenbusch, J., Warren, D.L., & D. Swofford. 2008. AWTY (Are We There Yet?): a system for graphical exploration of MCMC convergence in Bayesian phylogenetics. Bioinformatics 24:581-583.
- Brandley, M.C., Leaché, A.D., Warren, D.L., & J.A. McGuire. 2006. Are unequal clade priors problematic for Bayesian phylogenetics? Systematic biology 55:11, 138-146
- Warren, D.L., Morrissey, J.H., & Neuenschwander, P.F. 1999. Proteolysis of Blood Coagulation Factor VIII by the Factor VIIa-Tissue Factor Complex: Generation of an Inactive Factor VIII Cofactor. Biochemistry 38:6529-6536.
- data analysis, Data collection, GIS, R, Report generation, statistics
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