Computer-gestützte Populationsbiologie



Dr. Dan Warren
Researcher, 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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Warren DL, Matzke NJ, Iglesias TL. 2020. Evaluating presence‐only species distribution models with discrimination accuracy is uninformative for many applications. Journal of biogeography 47: 167–180.

Feurdean A, Vanniere B, Finsinger W, Warren D, Connor SC, Forrest M, Liakka J, Panait A, Werner C, Andric M, Bobek P, Carter VA, Davis B, Diaconu A-C, Dietze E, Feeser I, Florescu G, Galka M, Giesecke T, Jahns S, Jamrichova E, Kajukalo K, Kaplan J, Karpinska-Kolaczek M, Kolaczek P, Kunes P, Kupriyanov D, Lamentowicz M, Lemmen C, Magyari EK, Marcisz K, Marinova E, Niamir A, Novenko E, Obremska M, Pedziszewska A, Pfeiffer M, Poska A, Roesch M, Slowinski M, Stancikaite M, Szal M, Swieta-Musznicka J, Tantau I, Theuerkauf M, Tonkov S, Valko O, Vassiljev J, Veski S, Vincze I, et al. 2020. Fire hazard modulation by long-term dynamics in land cover and dominant forest type in eastern and central Europe. Biogeosciences  17: 18.

Feurdean A, Tonkov S, Pfeiffer M, Panait A, Warren D, Vannière B, Marinova E. 2019. Fire frequency and intensity associated with functional traits of dominant forest type in the Balkans during the Holocene. European journal of forest research 138: 1049–1066.

Hertel AG, Leclerc M, Warren D, Pelletier F, Zedrosser A, Mueller T. 2019. Don’t poke the bear: using tracking data to quantify behavioural syndromes in elusive wildlife. Animal behaviour 147: 91–104.

Saeedi H, Costello MJ, Warren D, Brandt A. 2019. Latitudinal and bathymetrical species richness patterns in the NW Pacific and adjacent Arctic Ocean. Scientific reports 9: 9303.

Smith AB, Godsoe W, Rodríguez-Sánchez F, Wang H-H, Warren D. 2019. Niche Estimation Above and Below the Species Level. Trends in ecology & evolution 34: 260–273.

Warren DL, Matzke NJ, Cardillo M, Baumgartner J, Beaumont L, Huron N, Simões M, Iglesias T, Dinnage R. 2019. danlwarren/ENMTools: Initial beta release. Zenodo. doi: 10.5281/ZENODO.3268814.

Warren DL, Beaumont LJ, Dinnage R, Baumgartner JB. 2019. New methods for measuring ENM breadth and overlap in environmental space. Ecography 42: 444–446 doi: 10.1111/ecog.03900.

Iglesias TL, Dornburg A, Warren DL, Wainwright PC, Schmitz L, Economo EP. 2018. Eyes Wide Shut: the impact of dim-light vision on neural investment in marine teleosts. Journal of evolutionary biology 31: 1082–1092.

Dr. Cândida Vale
PostDoc, Member of Senior Scientist Group 'Computational Population Biology'