David Toews


Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

David is a recent gtoews_pictureraduate of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada where he completed his PhD with Darren Irwin (2009-2014). Prior to that he also completed his MSc with Dr. Irwin and finished his BScH at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. David currently holds a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship and joined the lab in the fall of 2014.

David’s research focuses on the causes and effects of hybridization between recently diverged avian taxa. David combines field-based research with integrative laboratory techniques, using genomic tools, stable isotopes, behaviour and physiology. With a group of international collaborators, his current research is focused understanding the origin and diversity of genetic and phenotypic variation in the yellow-rumped warbler species complex.

Website: http://www.davetoews.com

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