David M Warner



Ph.D, Aquatic ecology, Cornell University, 2004

M.S., Biology, S.U.N.Y. Oneonta, 1999

B.T., Fisheries and aquaculture, S.U.N.Y. Cobleskill, 1993 

I am trained as an aquatic ecologist with an emphasis on fish populations and interactions of fish and other members of aquatic food webs.  I have conducted research in lakes ranging in size from New York FInger Lakes to the Great Lakes.  I have 17 years of experience conducting hydroacoustic research and am interested in using satellite-borne remote sensing tools as well.  Current research interests incluide fish population dynamics, ecology of Mysis diluviana, and evaluation of hydroacoustic methodology.


Warner, D.M., R.M. Claramunt, J. Schaeffer, D. Yule, T. Hrabik, B. Pientka, L.G. Rudstam, J. Holuszko, and T.P. O'Brien. 2011. Relationship between midwater trawling effort and uncertainty in pelagic fish community composition in lakes Michigan and Huron. Fisheries Research 123/124:62-69.

Warner, D.M., J.S. Schaeffer, and O’Brien, T.P. 2009. The Lake Huron pelagic fish community:persistent spatial pattern along biomass and species composition gradients. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 66:1199-1215.

Warner, D.M., R.M. Claramunt, J.J. Janssen, and D.J. Jude. 2009. Acoustic estimates of abundance and distribution of spawning lake trout on Sheboygan Reef in Lake Michigan. J. Great Lakes Res. 35:147-153.

Warner, D.M., Kiley, C.S., Claramunt, R.M., and Clapp, D.F. 2008. The influence of alewife year-class strength on prey selection and abundance of age-1 Chinook salmon in Lake Michigan. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 137:1683-1700.

Schaeffer, J.S., Warner, D.M., and O'Brien, T.P. 2008. Resurgence of emerald shiner (Notropis atherinoides) in Lake Huron's main basin. 2008. J. Great Lakes Res. 34:395-403.

Warner, D.M., L.G. Rudstam, E.L. Mills, H. Benoit, and O.E. Johannsson. 2006. Seasonal changes in nearshore zooplankton abundance patterns in Lake Ontario following the establishment of the exotic predator Cercopagis pengoi. J. Great Lakes Res. 32:531-542.

Warner, D.M., Rudstam, L.G., and Klumb, R.A. 2002. In situ target strength of alewives in freshwater. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 131:212-223.