Daniel I Bolnick

Department of Integrative Biology

Phone: 512-471-2824

Office Location
PAT 607A

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
205 W. 24th St. Stop C0930
Austin, TX 78712

Ph.D., University of California, Davis, CA (2003)
B.A., Williams College, Williamstown, MA (1996)

Research Interests
My research interests lie at the intersection of ecology, evolution, behavior and genetics. I wish to understand how interactions among individuals and among species affect the evolution of biodiversity within and among populations. This diversity in turn alters the patterns of interactions within and among species. The resulting feedback loop between ecology and evolution provides a window into the origins of biodiversity. The feedback also has implications for applied topics such as conservation biology, community structure, and disease ecology.

Manuscripts in preparation (complete first draft or later)
83. Bolnick D.I., L.K. Snowberg, R. Svanback, C. Lauber, and R. Knight. In prep. Gut microbiome composition depends on the interaction between sex and diet of temperate lacustrine fish.

82. Bolnick, D.I., E. Zandona and D. Reznick. In prep. Effect of predation on individual specialization of Trinidadian guppies. Biology Letters.

81. Edelaar, P. and D.I. Bolnick. In prep. Non-random gene flow. Trends in Evolution and Ecology.

80. Heiling, J. C.E. Parent, and D.I. Bolnick. In prep. Does a prior history of multifarious natural selection facilitate or impede subsequent adaptation to a novel selection regime?

79. Falk, J., C. E. Parent, D. Agashe, and D.I. Bolnick In prep (invited). Asymmetric reproductive isolation due to maladaptation in laboratory populations of Tribolium castaneum. Evolutionary Ecology Research.

78. Urban, M.C. and D.I. Bolnick. In prep. Intraspecific variation and eco-evolutionary dynamics explain extraordinary defenses.

77. Hernando, G., and D.I. Bolnick. In prep. Ecological sexual dimorphism alters predator-prey population dynamics.

76. Stutz, W.E., M. Schmerer, J. Coates, and D.I. Bolnick, D.I., In prep. Variation in immune gene expression among lake populations of threespine stickleback.

75. Bolnick, D.I., L.K. Snowberg, W.E. Stutz, J.Paull, C. Harrison, T. Rodbumrung, M. Bresler, Y. Sun. In prep. A multivariate assay of assortative mating within a population of threespine stickleback

74. Carlson, R.L., M. Brinkman,. D.I. Bolnick, In prep. Isotopic evidence for among-individual niche variation based on size and shape in multiple co-occurring fish species in a central Texas stream community.

73. Parent, C., D. Agashe, and D.I. Bolnick, In prep. Intraspecific competition and niche expansion in Tribolium castaneum.

72. Snowberg, L.K., Paull, J.,and D.I. Bolnick. In prep. The effect of spatial scale on measures of intrapopulation niche variation.

71. Snowberg, L. K, K. Hendrix, and D.I. Bolnick. In prep. Variable variation: a survey of intrapopulation niche variation across lake populations of threespine stickleback.

70. Jiang, Y., D.I. Bolnick, and M. Kirkpatrick. In revision. Assortative mating within animal populations. American Naturalist

69. Dall, S.R.X., A.M. Bell, D.I. Bolnick, and F.L.W. Ratnieks. In revision. An evolutionary ecology of individual differences. Ecology Letters

• College of Biological Sciences Young Alumni Award, University of California at Davis, 2011.
• Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist, 2009-2015
• David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellow, 2007-2012
• Teaching Excellence Award, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin. 2007.
• George Mercer Award 2005. Awarded by the Ecological Society of America for an outstanding ecological research paper published within the past two years by a younger researcher (less than 40 years old).
• Dobzhansky Prize 2005. Awarded by the Society for the Study of Evolution "in recognition of the accomplishments and future promise of an outstanding young evolutionary biologist."
• American Society of Naturalists’ Young Investigators Prize 2005. “recognize outstanding and promising work by investigators who have received their doctorates in the three years preceding the application deadline or who are in their final year of graduate school. ”
• Merton Love Award for best dissertation in Evolution and Ecology; Univ. of California at Davis 2004.
• Henry A. Dwight, 1829, Botanical Prize; Williams College 1996.
• Thomas G. Hardie III, 1978, Prize in Environmental Studies; Williams College 1996.
• Fulbright Grant (Malawi), 1996 (award declined in order to teach through U.S. Peace Corps).
• Phi Beta Kappa (elected 1996).