Dan L Warren 




Dr. Dan Warren

Head of Senior Scientist Group 'Computational Population biology'

Research interests

I have broad interests in evolution, ecology, conservation, and animal behavior.  My primary research program focuses on the evolution of species' environmental tolerances and spatial distributions, with frequent detours into conservation-oriented empirical studies.  I also maintain active research programs in phylogenetic methods and theory, as well as the neuroecology of marine fishes.  My work includes both basic and applied research, with a particular focus on developing quantitative methods.  I am an author of several popular software packages for conducting evolutionary and ecological analyses, including Converge, AWTY, ENMTools, and RWTY.  In my spare time I compose music for nature documentaries.

I teach technical courses in R on a volunteer or consulting basis for Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, Transmitting Science, and PR Statistics.

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Selected Publications

A. Tingstad, R.J. Lempert, M. Moskwik, D.L. Warren, C. Parmesan, L.O. Mearns, S. McGinnis, and Y. Ryu. 2017. Demonstrating the applicability of robust decision making (RDM) to conservation decision-making under uncertain future climate. Journal of Conservation Planning 13:11-24.

F. d’Errico, W.E. Banks, D.L. Warren, K. van Niekerk, C. Henshilwood, G. Scubin, A. Daniau, M.S. Goni. 2017. Identifying early modern human ecological niche expansions and associated cultural dynamics in the South African middle stone age. *PNAS *114:7869-7876.

A.D. Lamb, G.J. Watkins-Colwell, J.A. Moore, D.L. Warren, T.L. Iglesias, M.C. Brandley, and A. Dornburg. 2017. Endolymphatic sac use and reproductive activity in the Lesser Antilles endemic gecko Gonatodes antillensis (Gekkota: Spaerodactylidae). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 58(1):17-29.

D.L. Warren, A.J. Geneva, and R. Lanfear. 2017. RWTY (R We There Yet): An R package for examining convergence of Bayesian phylogenetic analyses. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34:1016-1020. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msw279

A. Dornburg, E.J. Forrestel, J.A. Moore, T.L. Iglesias, A. Jones, L. Rao, and D.L. Warren. 2017. An assessment of sampling biases across studies of diel activity patterns in marine ray-finned fishees (Acinopterygii). Bulletin
of Marine Science
. doi: 10.5343/bms.2016.1016

L.J. Beaumont, E. Graham, D.E. Duursma, P.D. Wilson, A. Cabrelli, J.B. Baumgartner, W. Hallgren, M. Esperón-Rodríguez, D.A. Nipperess, D.L. Warren, S.W. Laffan, and J. VanDerWal. 2016. Which species distribution
models are more (or less) likely to project broad-scale, climate-induced shifts in species ranges? Ecological Modelling 342:135-146.

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. 2016 *.* 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 57:147-164.

Cardillo, M., and D.L. Warren. 2016.Analyzing patterns of spatial and niche overlap among species at multiple resolutions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25:951-963.

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:

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:


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E-mail  dan.l.warren@gmail.com
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Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main