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Warren Porter

Expert on climate change effects on animals, subtle biological effects of pesticides and early detection of infection

Professor, zoology College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-0029 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Landscape scale animal energetics, behavior and distribution limits affected by past, present and future climate change.
  • Subtle biological effects of low level environmental contaminants
  • Early detection of infection


  • Leadership Award from Beyond Pesticides national organization
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1979-80
  • Developed state-of-the-art models to compute what it costs any animal in any environment to survive, grow and reproduce
  • Developed technologies to noninvasively identify whether an animal or human is sick within two hours of the onset of infection
  • Romnes Faculty Fellowship (for excellence in research and unusual research promise), 1977