Professor David Iain Warton
Professor

Professor David Iain Warton

  • PhD in Ecological Statistics (Macquarie, 2003)
  • MA in Mathematical Statistics (Sydney, 1999)
  • BSc (Hons) majoring in Ecology and Pure Mathematics (Sydney, 1997)
  • Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching (UNSW, 2004)
Science
Sch of Mathematics & Statistic

I am an ecological statistician who advances methodology for data analysis in ecology, to improve the ability of ecologists to answer important research questions. I lead the Eco-Stats group, based in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and affiliated with the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, which has attracted over $3M in ARC research funding.  My cross-disciplinary research involves evaluating the methods for data analysis currently used in ecology, and where necessary, developing new methodologies to assist ecologists answer key research questions.  I am also the founding director of Stats Central, the UNSW statistical consulting and collaboration unit.

Phone
+61 2 9385 7031
Location
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of New South Wales Sydney NSW 2052 The Red Centre Room 2052

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Renner IW; Warton DI; Hui FKC, 2021, 'What is the effective sample size of a spatial point process?', AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF STATISTICS, vol. 63, pp. 144 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anzs.12337
    Journal articles | 2021
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Noghrehchi F; Stoklosa J; Penev S; Warton DI, 2021, 'Selecting the model for multiple imputation of missing data: Just use an IC!', Statistics in Medicine, vol. 40, pp. 2467 - 2497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sim.8915
    Journal articles | 2021
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Griffin KJ; Hedge LH; Warton DI; Astles KL; Johnston EL, 2021, 'Modeling recreational fishing intensity in a complex urbanised estuary', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111529
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Sentinella AT; Warton DI; Sherwin WB; Offord CA; Moles AT, 2020, 'Tropical plants do not have narrower temperature tolerances, but are more at risk from warming because they are close to their upper thermal limits', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 29, pp. 1387 - 1398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.13117
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Nguyen R; Day J; Warton D; Lane O, 2020, 'fitzRoy - An R Package to Encourage Reproducible Sports Analysis', R JOURNAL, vol. 12, pp. 155 - 162, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000672776700010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Niku J; Brooks W; Herliansyah R; Hui FKC; Taskinen S; Warton DI, 2019, 'Efficient estimation of generalized linear latent variable models', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216129
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Norberg A; Abrego N; Blanchet FG; Adler FR; Anderson BJ; Anttila J; Araújo MB; Dallas T; Dunson D; Elith J; Foster SD; Fox R; Franklin J; Godsoe W; Guisan A; O'Hara B; Hill NA; Holt RD; Hui FKC; Husby M; Kålås JA; Lehikoinen A; Luoto M; Mod HK; Newell G; Renner I; Roslin T; Soininen J; Thuiller W; Vanhatalo J; Warton D; White M; Zimmermann NE; Gravel D; Ovaskainen O, 2019, 'A comprehensive evaluation of predictive performance of 33 species distribution models at species and community levels', Ecological Monographs, vol. 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1370
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Niku J; Hui FKC; Taskinen S; Warton DI, 2019, 'gllvm: Fast analysis of multivariate abundance data with generalized linear latent variable models in r', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 10, pp. 2173 - 2182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13303
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Popovic GC; Warton DI; Thomson FJ; Hui FKC; Moles AT, 2019, 'Untangling direct species associations from indirect mediator species effects with graphical models', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 10, pp. 1571 - 1583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13247
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Hui FKC; Tanaka E; Warton DI, 2018, 'Order selection and sparsity in latent variable models via the ordered factor LASSO', Biometrics, vol. 74, pp. 1311 - 1319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/biom.12888
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI, 2018, 'Why you cannot transform your way out of trouble for small counts', Biometrics, vol. 74, pp. 362 - 368, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/biom.12728
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Popovic GC; Hui FKC; Warton DI, 2018, 'A general algorithm for covariance modeling of discrete data', Journal of Multivariate Analysis, vol. 165, pp. 86 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmva.2017.12.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Stoklosa J; Warton DI, 2018, 'A Generalized Estimating Equation Approach to Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 27, pp. 245 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10618600.2017.1360780
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Wu YQ; Arsecularatne JA; Warton DI; Hoffman M, 2018, 'Effect of contact load upon attrition-corrosion of human dental enamel', Wear, vol. 414-415, pp. 101 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2018.08.005
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Dormann CF; Calabrese JM; Guillera-Arroita G; Matechou E; Bahn V; Bartoń K; Beale CM; Ciuti S; Elith J; Gerstner K; Guelat J; Keil P; Lahoz-Monfort JJ; Pollock LJ; Reineking B; Roberts DR; Schröder B; Thuiller W; Warton DI; Wintle BA; Wood SN; Wüest RO; Hartig F, 2018, 'Model averaging in ecology: a review of Bayesian, information-theoretic, and tactical approaches for predictive inference', Ecological Monographs, vol. 88, pp. 485 - 504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1309
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Hui FKC, 2017, 'The central role of mean-variance relationships in the analysis of multivariate abundance data: a response to Roberts (2017)', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 8, pp. 1408 - 1414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12843
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Thibaut L; Wang YA, 2017, 'The PIT-trap — A “model-free” bootstrap procedure for inference about regression models with discrete, multivariate responses', PLoS ONE, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181790
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Barrett KB; Haynes JM; Warton DI, 2017, 'Thirty years of change in a benthic macroinvertebrate community of southwestern Lake Ontario after invasion by four Ponto-Caspian species', Freshwater Science, vol. 36, pp. 90 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/689576
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Niku J; Warton DI; Hui FKC; Taskinen S, 2017, 'Generalized Linear Latent Variable Models for Multivariate Count and Biomass Data in Ecology', Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, vol. 22, pp. 498 - 522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13253-017-0304-7
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Roberts DR; Bahn V; Ciuti S; Boyce MS; Elith J; Guillera-Arroita G; Hauenstein S; Lahoz-Monfort JJ; Schröder B; Thuiller W; Warton DI; Wintle BA; Hartig F; Dormann CF, 2017, 'Cross-validation strategies for data with temporal, spatial, hierarchical, or phylogenetic structure', Ecography, vol. 40, pp. 913 - 929, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.02881
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Hui FKC; Warton DI; Ormerod JT; Haapaniemi V; Taskinen S, 2017, 'Variational Approximations for Generalized Linear Latent Variable Models', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 26, pp. 35 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10618600.2016.1164708
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Stoklosa J; Guillera-Arroita G; MacKenzie DI; Welsh AH, 2017, 'Graphical diagnostics for occupancy models with imperfect detection', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 8, pp. 408 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12761
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Dawson SK; Kingsford RT; Berney P; Keith DA; Hemmings FA; Warton DI; Waters C; Catford JA, 2017, 'Frequent inundation helps counteract land use impacts on wetland propagule banks', Applied Vegetation Science, vol. 20, pp. 459 - 467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12295
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Dawson SK; Warton DI; Kingsford RT; Berney P; Keith DA; Catford JA, 2017, 'Plant traits of propagule banks and standing vegetation reveal flooding alleviates impacts of agriculture on wetland restoration', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 54, pp. 1907 - 1918, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12922
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; McGeoch MA, 2017, 'Technical advances at the interface between ecology and statistics: improving the biodiversity knowledge generation workflow', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 8, pp. 396 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12762
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Lyons M; Stoklosa J; Ives AR, 2016, 'Three points to consider when choosing a LM or GLM test for count data', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 7, pp. 882 - 890, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12552
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Lyons MB; Keith DA; Warton DI; Somerville M; Kingsford RT, 2016, 'Model-based assessment of ecological community classifications', Journal of Vegetation Science, vol. 27, pp. 704 - 715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12400
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Blanchet FG; O'Hara R; Ovaskainen O; Taskinen S; Walker SC; Hui FKC, 2016, 'Extending Joint Models in Community Ecology: A Response to Beissinger et al.', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 31, pp. 737 - 738, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2016.07.007
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Hui FKC; Warton DI; Foster SD, 2015, 'Order selection in finite mixture models: Complete or observed likelihood information criteria?', Biometrika, vol. 102, pp. 724 - 730, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biomet/asv027
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Hui FKC; Warton DI; Foster SD, 2015, 'Community level models, finite mixture models, penalized likelihood, regularization, species archetype models, variable selection', Annals of Applied Statistics, vol. 9, pp. 866 - 882, http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/15-AOAS813
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton D, 2015, 'New opportunities at the interface between ecology and statistics', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, pp. 363 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12345
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Shipley B; Hastie T, 2015, 'CATS regression - a model-based approach to studying trait-based community assembly', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, pp. 389 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12280
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Gibb H; Muscat D; Binns MR; Silvey CJ; Peters RA; Warton DI; Andrew NR, 2015, 'Responses of foliage-living spider assemblage composition and traits to a climatic gradient in Themeda grasslands', Austral Ecology, vol. 40, pp. 225 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12195
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Blanchet FG; O'Hara RB; Ovaskainen O; Taskinen S; Walker SC; Hui FKC, 2015, 'So Many Variables: Joint Modeling in Community Ecology', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 30, pp. 766 - 779, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2015.09.007
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Hui FKC; Warton DI; Foster SD, 2015, 'Tuning Parameter Selection for the Adaptive Lasso Using ERIC', Journal of the American Statistical Association, vol. 110, pp. 262 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01621459.2014.951444
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Renner IW; Elith J; Baddeley A; Fithian W; Hastie T; Phillips SJ; Popovic G; Warton DI, 2015, 'Point process models for presence-only analysis', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, pp. 366 - 379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12352
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Hui FKC; Taskinen S; Pledger S; Foster SD; Warton DI, 2015, 'Model-based approaches to unconstrained ordination', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, pp. 399 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12236
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Foster SD; De’ath G; Stoklosa J; Dunstan PK, 2015, 'Model-based thinking for community ecology', Plant Ecology, vol. 216, pp. 669 - 682, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11258-014-0366-3
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Stoklosa J; Daly C; Foster SD; Ashcroft MB; Warton DI, 2015, 'A climate of uncertainty: Accounting for error in climate variables for species distribution models', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, pp. 412 - 423, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12217
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Gibb H; Stoklosa J; Warton DI; Brown AM; Andrew NR; Cunningham SA, 2015, 'Does morphology predict trophic position and habitat use of ant species and assemblages?', Oecologia, vol. 177, pp. 519 - 531, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-014-3101-9
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Slavich E; Warton DI; Ashcroft MB; Gollan JR; Ramp D, 2014, 'Topoclimate versus macroclimate: How does climate mapping methodology affect species distribution models and climate change projections?', Diversity and Distributions, vol. 20, pp. 952 - 963, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12216
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Brown AM; Warton DI; Andrew NR; Binns M; Cassis G; Gibb H, 2014, 'The fourth-corner solution - using predictive models to understand how species traits interact with the environment', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 5, pp. 344 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12163
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Stoklosa J; Gibb H; Warton DI, 2014, 'Fast forward selection for generalized estimating equations with a large number of predictor variables', Biometrics, vol. 70, pp. 110 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/biom.12118
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Baeten L; Warton DI; Van Calster H; De Frenne P; Verstraeten G; Bonte D; Bernhardt-Römermann M; Cornelis J; Decocq G; Eriksson O; Hédl R; Heinken T; Hermy M; Hommel P; Kirby K; Naaf T; Petřík P; Walther GR; Wulf M; Verheyen K, 2014, 'A model-based approach to studying changes in compositional heterogeneity', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 5, pp. 156 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12137
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Hui FKC; Warton DI; Foster SD; Dunstan PK, 2013, 'To mix or not to mix: Comparing the predictive performance of mixture models vs. separate species distribution models', Ecology, vol. 94, pp. 1913 - 1919, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-1322.1
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Flores-Moreno H; Thomson FJ; Warton DI; Moles AT, 2013, 'Are Introduced Species Better Dispersers Than Native Species? A Global Comparative Study of Seed Dispersal Distance', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0068541
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Dunstan PK; Foster SD; Hui FKC; Warton DI, 2013, 'Finite Mixture of Regression Modeling for High-Dimensional Count and Biomass Data in Ecology', Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, vol. 18, pp. 357 - 375, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13253-013-0146-x
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Renner IW; Ramp D, 2013, 'Model-based control of observer bias for the analysis of presence-only data in ecology', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0079168
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Madon B; Warton DI; Araújo MB, 2013, 'Community-level vs species-specific approaches to model selection', Ecography, vol. 36, pp. 1291 - 1298, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00127.x
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Taskinen S; Warton DI, 2013, 'Robust tests for one or more allometric lines', Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 333, pp. 38 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.05.010
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Renner I; Warton DI, 2013, 'Equivalence of MAXENT and Poisson Point Process Models for Species Distribution Modeling in Ecology', Biometrics, vol. 69, pp. 274 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0420.2012.01824.x
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton D; Aarts G, 2013, 'Advancing our thinking in presence-only and used-available analysis', Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 82, pp. 1125 - 1134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12071
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Moles AT; Flores-Moreno H; Bonser SP; Warton DI; Helm A; Warman L; Eldridge DJ; Jurado E; Hemmings F; Reich P; Cavender-Bares J; Seabloom EW; Mayfield MM; Sheil D; Djietror JC; Peri PL; Enrico L; Cabido MR; Setterfield SA; Lehmann CE; Thomson FJ, 2012, 'Invasions: The trail behind, the path ahead, and a test of a disturbing idea', Journal of Ecology, vol. 100, pp. 116 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01915.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Duursma RA; Falster DS; Taskinen S, 2012, 'SMATR 3 - an R package for estimation and inference about allometric lines', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 3, pp. 257 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00153.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Wang Y; Naumann U; Wright ST; Warton DI, 2012, 'mvabund - an R package for model-based analysis of multivariate abundance data', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 3, pp. 471 - 474, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00190.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Wright ST; Wang Y, 2012, 'Distance-based multivariate analyses confound location and dispersion effects', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 3, pp. 89 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00127.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Ashcroft MB; Gollan J; Warton DI; Ramp D, 2012, 'A novel approach to quantify and locate potential microrefugia using topoclimate, climate stability, and isolation from the matrix', Global Change Biology, vol. 18, pp. 1866 - 1879, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02661.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI, 2011, 'Regularized sandwich estimators for analysis of high-dimensional data using generalized estimating equations', Biometrics, vol. 67, pp. 116 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0420.2010.01438.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Taskinen S; Warton DI, 2011, 'Robust estimation and inference for bivariate line-fitting in allometry', Biometrical Journal, vol. 53, pp. 652 - 672, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bimj.201000018
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Moles AT; Wallis IR; Foley WJ; Warton DI; Stegen JC; Bisigato AJ; Cella-pizarro L; Clark CJ; Cohen PS; Cornwell WK; Edwards W; Ejrnaes R; Gonzales-Ojeda T; Graae BJ; Hay G; Lumbwe FC; Magana-Rodriguez B; Moore BD; Peri PL; Poulsen JR; Veldtman R; von Zeipel H; Andrew NR; Boulter SL; Borer ET; Campon FF; Coll M; Farji-Brener AG; De Gabriel J; Jurado E; Kyhn LA; Low B; Mulder CPH; Reardon-Smith K; Rodriguez-Velazquez J; Seabloom EW; Vesk PA; van Cauter A; Waldram MS; Zheng Z; Blendinger PG; Enquist BJ; Facelli JM; Knight T; Majer JD; Martinez-Ramos M; Mcquillan P; Prior LD, 2011, 'Putting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudes', New Phytologist, vol. 191, pp. 777 - 788, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03732.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI, 2011, 'The arcsine is asinine: the analysis of proportions in ecology', Ecology, vol. 92, pp. 3 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/10-0340.1
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Onoda Y; Westoby M; Adler PB; Choong AMF; Clissold FJ; Cornelissen JHC; Diaz S; Dominy NJ; Elgart A; Enrico L; Fine PVA; Howard JJ; Jalili A; Kitajima K; Kurokawa H; McArthur C; Lucas PW; Markesteijn L; Perez-Harguindeguy N; Poorter L; Richards L; Santiago LS; Sosinski Jr EE; Van Bael SA; Warton DI; Wright IJ; Joseph Wright S; Yamashita N, 2011, 'Global patterns of leaf mechanical properties', Ecology Letters, vol. 14, pp. 301 - 312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01582.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Guttorp P, 2011, 'Compositional analysis of overdispersed counts using generalized estimating equations', Environmental and Ecological Statistics, vol. 18, pp. 427 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10651-010-0145-9
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Shepherd LC, 2010, 'Poisson point process models solve the “pseudo-absence problem" for presence-only data in ecology', Annals of Applied Statistics, vol. 4, pp. 1383 - 1402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/10-AOAS331
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Shepherd LC, 2010, 'Correction note: Poisson point process models solve the “pseudo-absence problem” for presence-only data in ecology', Annals of Applied Statistics, vol. 4, pp. 2203 - 2204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/10-AOAS331CORR
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Constantinou NE; Rogers TL; Laffan SW; Warton DI, 2010, 'Determining the spatial distribution of an Antarctic top predator using passive acoustics.', The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 127, pp. 1825 - 1825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3384228
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Moles AT; Warton DI; Warman L; Swenson N; Laffan SW; Zanne A; Pitman AJ; Hemmings F; Leishman M, 2009, 'Global patterns in plant height', Journal of Ecology, vol. 97, pp. 923 - 932, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01526.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI, 2008, 'Penalized normal likelihood and ridge regularization of correlation and covariance matrices', Journal of the American Statistical Association, vol. 103, pp. 340 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1198/016214508000000021
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI, 2008, 'Which Wald statistic? Choosing a parameterization of the Wald statistic to maximize power in k-sample generalized estimating equations', Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, vol. 138, pp. 3269 - 3282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jspi.2008.01.010
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI, 2008, 'Raw data graphing: an informative but under-utilized tool for the analysis of multivariate abundances', Austral Ecology, vol. 33, pp. 290 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.2007.01816.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Lusk C; Warton DI, 2007, 'Global meta-analysis shows that relationships of leaf mass per area with species shade tolerance depend on leaf habit and ontogeny', New Phytologist, vol. 176, pp. 764 - 774, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02264.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Forster MA; Warton DI, 2007, 'A metacommunity-scale comparison of species-abundance distribution models for plant communities of eastern Australia', Ecography, vol. 30, pp. 449 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0906-7590.2007.04899.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI, 2007, 'How many words do you know? An integrated assesment task for introductory statistics students', Journal of Statistics Education, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10691898.2007.11889546
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI, 2007, 'Robustness to failure of assumptions of tests for a common slope amongst several allometric lines a simulation study', Biometrical Journal, vol. 49, pp. 286 - 299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bimj.200510263
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Forster MA; Warton DI, 2007, 'A metacommunity-scale comparison of species-abundance distribution models for plant communities of eastern Australia', Ecography, vol. 30, pp. 449 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2007.0906-7590.04899.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Weisbecker V; Warton DI, 2006, 'Evidence at hand: Diversity, functional implications, and locomotor prediction in intrinsic hand proportions of Doprotodtian marsupials', Journal of Morphology, vol. 267, pp. 1469 - 1485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.10495
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Wright I; Falster D; Westoby M, 2006, 'Bivariate line-fitting methods for allometry', Biological Reviews, vol. 81, pp. 259 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1464793106007007
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Wright I; Reich P; Cornelissen J; Falster D; Groom P; Hikosaka K; Lee W; Lusk C; Niinemets U; Oleksyn J; Poorter H; Warton DI; Westoby M, 2005, 'Modulation of leaf economic traits and trait relationships by climate', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 14, pp. 411 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-822x.2005.00172.x
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Wright I; Reich P; Cornelissen J; Falster D; Garnier E; Hikosaka K; Lamont B; Lee WY; Oleksyn J; Osada N; Poorter H; Villar R; Warton DI; Westoby M, 2005, 'Assessing the generality of global leaf trait relationships', New Phytologist, vol. 166, pp. 485 - 496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01349.x
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI, 2005, 'Many zeros does not mean zero inflation: comparing the goodness-of-fit of parametric models to multivariate abundance data', Environmetrics, vol. 16, pp. 275 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/env.702
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Ramp D; Caldwell J; Edwards KA; Warton DI; Croft DB, 2005, 'Modelling of wildlife fatality hotspots along the Snowy Mountain Highway in New South Wales, Australia', Biological Conservation, vol. 126, pp. 474 - 490, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2005.07.001
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Vest PA; Warton DI; Westoby M, 2004, 'Sprouting by semi-arid plants: testing a dichotomy and predictive traits', Oikos, vol. 107, pp. 72 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0030-1299.2004.13122.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Hudson H, 2004, 'A manova statistic is just as powerful as distance-based statistics,for multivariate abundances', Ecology, vol. 85, pp. 858 - 874, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/02-0419
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Moles AT; Warton DI; Stevens R; Westoby M, 2004, 'Does a latitudinal gradient in seedling survival favour larger seeds inthe tropics?', Ecology Letters, vol. 7, pp. 911 - 914, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2004.00647.x
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Moles AT; Warton DI; Westoby M, 2003, 'Do small-seeded species have higher survival through seed predation than large-seeded species?', Ecology, vol. 84, pp. 3148 - 3161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/02-0662
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Moles AT; Warton DI; Westoby M, 2003, 'Seed size and survival in the soil in arid Australia', Austral Ecology, vol. 28, pp. 575 - 585, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1442-9993.2003.01314.x
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Wardle GM, 2003, 'Site-to-site variation in the demography of a fire-affected perennial, Acacia suaveolens, at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales, Australia', Austral Ecology, vol. 28, pp. 38 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1442-9993.2003.01246.x
    Journal articles | 2002
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Warton DI; Weber NC, 2002, 'Common slope tests for bivariate errors-in-variables models', Biometrical Journal, vol. 44, pp. 161 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1521-4036(200203)44:2<161::AID-BIMJ161>3.0.CO;2-N
    Journal articles | 2000
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Westoby M; Warton D; Reich PB, 2000, 'The Time Value of Leaf Area.', Am Nat, vol. 155, pp. 649 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/303346
    Journal articles | 1997
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Pattinson GS; Warton DI; Misman R; McGee PA, 1997, 'The fungicides terrazole and terraclor and the nematicide fenamiphos have little effect on root colonisation by Glomus mosseae and growth of cotton seedlings', Mycorrhiza, vol. 7, pp. 155 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s005720050175
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Professor David Iain Warton
    Niku J; Hui FKC; Taskinen S; Warton DI, 2021, 'Analyzing environmental-trait interactions in ecological communities with fourth-corner latent variable models', in Environmetrics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/env.2683
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Professor David Iain Warton
    WARTON D; HUDSON M, 2002, 'HYPOTHESIS TESTING OF MULTIVARIATE ABUNDANCE DATA', in Advances in Statistics, Combinatorics and Related Areas, WORLD SCIENTIFIC, presented at Proceedings of the Wollongong Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812776372_0031

Awards

2014 Christopher Heyde Medal (for contributions to statistics and probability theory), Australian Academy of Sciences

2014 Young Investigator Award, American Statistical Association (Section on Statistics and the Environment)

2009 NSW/ACT Young Tall Poppy Award for research achievement and science communication

2005 Learning and Teaching Award, UNSW Faculty of Science

Grants

  • 2019-23 NHMRC grant ($933,605) Herbert R, Novak I, Rae C, Warton DI, Bolsterlee B, Morgan C, "Muscle growth and muscle contracture in cerebral palsy"
  • 2018-2020 ARC Discovery Project ($371,923) Warton DI, "New insights from point event data in ecology"
  • 2015-2018 ARC Linkage Project ($556,256) Keith D, Phinn S, Elith RJ, Warton DI, Connolly D, "Advancing vegetation classifi cation and mapping to meet conservation needs"
  • 2015-2017 ARC Discovery Grant ($259,500) Warton DI, "Advances in biodiversity modelling - analysis of high-dimensional counts"
  • 2012-2016 ARC Future Fellowship ($624,856) Warton DI, "Predicting the ecological impacts of climate change: advancing tools for the analysis of high-dimensional data in ecology"
  • 2012-2014 ARC Discovery Project ($300,000) Warton DI "New approaches to predictive modelling of high-dimensional count data to study climate impacts on ecological communities"
  • 2010-2013 ARC Linkage Grant ($401,000) Ramp D, Warton DI, Jenkins KM, Ashcroft MB, Gollan JR, Driver P "Innovative approaches to identifying regional responses of biodiversity to climate change"
  • 2009-2011 ARC Discovery Project ($282,000) Warton DI "Advances in statistical methods for analysing high dimensional count data"
  • 2009-2011 ARC Discovery Project ($300,000) Warton DI, Andrew NR & Gibb H "Predicting the effect of climate change on community structure and function: an assessment using temperate grassland invertebrates"
  • 2008 UNSW Goldstar Award ($30,000) Warton DI "Advances in statistical methods for analysing community abundance data in the environmental sciences"
  • 2007-2009 ARC Linkage Project ($450,000) Kingsford RT, Laffan SW, Warton DI, Merson JA, Bradstock RA, Mulley R, Auld TD & Chapple RS "Managing Ecosystem Change in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area"
  • 2007 UNSW Goldstar Award ($40,000)Warton DI "Advances in statistical methods for analysing community abundance data in the environmental sciences"

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