David Toews is a postdoctoral fellow working in the Lovette Lab at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and one of Canada's prestigious Banting Fellows. He recently finished his PhD in the Irwin Lab at the University of British Columbia.
David is interested in evolutionary biology and molecular ecology, primarily in avian systems. Most of his research relies on combining genetic data with other phenotypic, behavioral, and biogeographic information to make inferences about evolutionary processes. His field studies have mostly focused on studying contact zones and hybrid zones in wood warblers and wrens in western North America.
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