Dan Warner Selected as 2014 Bartholomew Award Winner

Dan Warner.
The Department of Biology congratulates Dan Warner, who was selected as the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology's 2014 Bartholomew Award winner.

Dr. Warner holds a BS degree in Animal Ecology from Iowa State University (1998) and a MS degree in Biology from Virginia Tech (2001). After receiving his PhD from the University of Sydney (2007), he returned to Iowa State University as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology. Starting in fall 2012, he is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Warner's research seeks to understand the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape organismal responses to their environments across different life-history stages (from embryo to adult). His research uses lab and field experimental approaches and integrates aspects of ecology, physiology, genetics, and behavior to empirically test theoretical predictions of adaptive evolution. His primary areas of interest are environmental sex determination, developmental plasticity, and maternal effects. His research uses reptiles as models to address these topics.

The Bartholomew Award is given annualy to a young investigator for distinguished contributions to comparative physiology and biochemistry or to related fields of functional and integrative biology. Eligible candidates are those who have completed their doctorate within the past seven (7) years.

The Chair of the Division of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry shall appoint an Award Committee consisting of at least three divisional members with diverse interests to serve as judges. Committee members will normally serve for three years, with at least one member being replaced each year. Candidates may apply directly or be nominated, but both types of candidates will be evaluated equivalently. Applicants shall submit to the Chair of the Award Committee a short description of their work, selected reprints, and a curriculum vita and also request three letters of recommendation. Nominators must arrange for these same materials (except that only two additional letters of recommendation are required) to be submitted to the Committee. The Committee may recommend for approval one candidate to the Chair of the Division. Each year's winner will be invited to present a special address at the Annual Meeting. The Chair of the Division may authorize reimbursement of appropriate expenses incurred by the winner in attending the meeting. The Chair may also authorize a cash prize. The awardee will be presented with a certificate signed by all current Divisional officers. Details for the competition will be announced in the spring newsletter of each year.