Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Office: 209 University Laboratory Building
Phone (951) 827-5820

E-mail: david.reznick@ucr.edu

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1980

UCR Appointment :
Assistant Professor II


Research Program


My general interest is in studying the process of evolution by natural selection from an experimental perspective and testing evolutionary theory in natural populations. I primarily work on guppies from the Caribbean Island of Trinidad.

For descriptions on my current research projects, please click on the links below:

FIBR Guppy Research

Evolution of the Placenta in the livebearing fish family Poeciliidae

Significant extramural honors/awards/recognitions:

  • Distinguished Professor of Biology (2013)
  • Vice President, American Society of Naturalists (2011)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011)
  • Keynote Speaker:  Third Strategic Conference of Zebrafish Investigators (1/2009)
  • Principle Investigator:  NSF FIBR program (9/2006)
  • Nature’s Evolution Gems – 12/08 – Nature 441: 633-636 
  • Thompson-Reuter’s Paper of the Month – 10/08 – Nature 431: 1095-109
  • Doyle Lectureship, University of Windsor, Windsor Ontario – (4/2006)
  • Keynote Speaker:  Gordon Conference on the Biology of Ageing (8/2004)
  • E. O. Wilson Naturalist Prize (2003)

Invited Lectures:

  • Darwin Day Lecture, University of Toronto (2012)
  • Darwin Day Lecture, University of Alberta (2011)
  • Darwin Day Lecture, Simon Fraser University (2010)