Daniel A. Warner
Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor

Office: 307 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.

Lab: 330 Funchess Hall

Address: 101 Rouse Life Science Bldg.
Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-4999

Email: daw0036@auburn.edu


Postdoctoral Research Associate – Iowa State University
Ph.D. – University of Sydney
M.S. – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. – Iowa State University

Research and Teaching Interests

Evolutionary ecology, developmental plasticity, maternal effects, and phenotypic selection in reptiles (specifically lizards and turtles). The Warner Lab uses integrative approaches to examine interactions between organisms and their environments at several different levels of organization and across multiple life-history stages (from embryos to adults).

Selected Publications

  1. Warner DA, DAW Miller, AM Bronikowski, FJ Janzen. 2016. Decades of field data reveal that turtles senesce in the wild. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113:6502-6507.

  2. Warner DA, AM Buckelew, PR Pearson, A. Dhawan. 2015. The effect of prey availability on offspring survival depends on maternal food resources. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 115:437-447.

  3. Warner DA. 2014. Fitness consequences of maternal and embryonic responses to environmental variation: Using reptiles as models for studies of developmental plasticity. Integrative and Comparative Biology 54:757-773. 

  4. Warner DA, MB Lovern. 2014. Maternal environments affect offspring viability via an indirect effect of yolk investment on offspring size. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87:276-287.

  5. Warner DA, E Addis, WG Du, T. Wibbels, FJ Janzen. 2014. Exogenous application of estradiol to eggs unexpectedly induces male development in two turtle species with temperature-dependent sex determination. General and Comparative Endocrinology 206:16-23.

  6. Warner DA, T Uller, R Shine. 2013. Transgenerational sex determination: The embryonic environment experienced by a male affects offspring sex ratio. Scientific Reports 3:2709.

  7. Mitchell TS, DA Warner, FJ Janzen. 2013. Phenotypic consequences of maternal nest-site choice revealed by cross-fostering during two life-history stages. Ecology 94:336-345.

  8. Reedy AM, D Zaragoza, DA Warner. 2013. Maternally-chosen nest sites positively affect multiple components of offspring fitness in lizards. Behavioral Ecology 24:39-46.

  9. Warner DA, MA Moody, RS Telemeco, JJ Kolbe. 2012. Egg environments strongly impact embryonic development, but have minimal consequences for hatchling phenotypes in an invasive lizard. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105:25-41.

  10. Warner DA, R Shine. 2011. Interactions among thermal parameters determine offspring sex under temperature-dependent sex determination. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 278:256-265.

  11. Du, WG, DA Warner, T Langkilde, T Robbins, R Shine. 2010. The physiological basis of geographic variation in rates of embryonic development within a widespread lizard species. American Naturalist 176:522-528.

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Last updated: 10/05/2021