Assistant Professor of Biology
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Most Recent Publications
A complex genomic architecture underlies reproductive isolation in a North American oriole hybrid zone
Jennifer Walsh, Shawn M. Billerman, Bronwyn G. Butcher, Vanya G. Rohwer, David P.L. Toews, Vicens Vila-Coury, Irby J. Lovette, 2023, Communications Biology
Whole genome assessment of a declining game bird reveals cryptic genetic structure and insights for population management
Leilton W. Luna, Lisa M. Williams, Kenneth Duren, Reina Tyl, David P.L. Toews, Julian D. Avery, 2023, Molecular Ecology on p. 5498-5513
Genomes of the extinct Bachman's warbler show high divergence and no evidence of admixture with other extant Vermivora warblers
Andrew W. Wood, Zachary A. Szpiech, Irby J. Lovette, Brian Tilston Smith, David Toews, 2023, Current Biology on p. 2823-2829.e4
Dispersal-Limited Symbionts Exhibit Unexpectedly Wide Variation in Host Specificity
Alix E. Matthews, Asela J. Wijeratne, Andrew D. Sweet, Fabio A. Hernandes, David P.L. Toews, Than J. Boves, 2023, Systematic Biology on p. 802-819
Leonardo Campagna, David P.L. Toews, 2022, Current Biology on p. R1173-R1186
Genomic variation in the Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) suggests divergence in a disjunct Atlantic Coastal Plain population (S. v. waynei)
John P. Carpenter, Alexander J. Worm, Than J. Boves, Andrew W. Wood, Joseph P. Poston, David P.L. Toews, 2022, Ornithology
Genetic confirmation of a hybrid between two highly divergent cardinalid species: A rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) and a scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea)
David P.L. Toews, Tessa A. Rhinehart, Robert Mulvihill, Spencer Galen, Stephen M. Gosser, Tom Johnson, Jessie L. Williamson, Andrew W. Wood, Steven C. Latta, 2022, Ecology and Evolution
Gut microbiome composition better reflects host phylogeny than diet diversity in breeding wood-warblers
Marcella D. Baiz, Andrea Benavides C., Eliot T. Miller, Andrew W. Wood, David P.L. Toews, 2022, Molecular Ecology
Brandon Hoenig, Allison Snider, Anna Forsman, Keith Hobson, Steven Latta, Eliot Miller, Michael Polito, Luke Powell, Samantha Rogers, Thomas Sherry, Toews, David P. L., Andreanna Welch, Sabrina Taylor, Brady Porter, 2022, Ornithology
Molecular assays of pollen use consistently reflect pollinator visitation patterns in a system of flowering plants
Aubrie R.M. James, Monica A. Geber, David P.L. Toews, 2022, Molecular Ecology Notes on p. 361-374
David P.L. Toews, Scott A. Taylor, Rachel Vallender, Alan Brelsford, Bronwyn G. Butcher, Philipp W. Messer, Irby J. Lovette, 2016, Current Biology on p. 2313-2318
The Evolution and Genetics of Carotenoid Processing in Animals
David P.L. Toews, Natalie R. Hofmeister, Scott A. Taylor, 2017, Trends in Genetics on p. 171-182
David P.L. Toews, Milica Mandic, Jeffrey G. Richards, Darren E. Irwin, 2014, Evolution; international journal of organic evolution on p. 241-255
Kira E. Delmore, David P.L. Toews, Ryan R. Germain, Gregory L. Owens, Darren E. Irwin, 2016, Current Biology on p. 2167-2173
David P.L. Toews, Leonardo Campagna, Scott A. Taylor, Christopher N. Balakrishnan, Daniel T. Baldassarre, Petra E. Deane-Coe, Michael G. Harvey, Daniel M. Hooper, Darren E. Irwin, Caroline D. Judy, Nicholas A. Mason, John E. McCormack, Kevin G. McCracken, Carl H. Oliveros, Rebecca J. Safran, Elizabeth S.C. Scordato, Katherine Faust Stryjewski, Anna Tigano, J. Albert C. Uy, Benjamin M. Winger, 2015, Ornithology on p. 13-30
A comparison of genomic islands of differentiation across three young avian species pairs
Darren E. Irwin, Borja Milá, David P.L. Toews, Alan Brelsford, Haley L. Kenyon, Alison N. Porter, Christine Grossen, Kira E. Delmore, Miguel Alcaide, Jessica H. Irwin, 2018, Molecular Ecology on p. 4839-4855
Kang Wook Kim, Benjamin C. Jackson, Hanyuan Zhang, David P.L. Toews, Scott A. Taylor, Emma I. Greig, Irby J. Lovette, Mengning M. Liu, Angus Davison, Simon C. Griffith, Kai Zeng, Terry Burke, 2019, Nature Communications on p. 1852
Alan Brelsford, David P.L. Toews, Darren E. Irwin, 2017, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 20171106
David P.L. Toews, Alan Brelsford, Christine Grossen, Borja Milá, Darren E. Irwin, 2016, Ornithology on p. 698-717
David P.L. Toews, Scott A. Taylor, Henry M. Streby, Gunnar R. Kramer, Irby J. Lovette, 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 18272-18274
News Articles Featuring David Toews
Oct 04, 2023
Ruffed grouse population more resilient than expected, genetic study finds
Despite decades of decline, a genetic analysis of ruffed grouse reveals that Pennsylvania’s state bird harbors more genetic diversity and connectivity than expected.
Jun 23, 2023
Extinct warbler’s genome sequenced from museum specimens
The Bachman’s warbler, a songbird that was last seen in North America nearly 40 years ago, was a distinct species and not a hybrid of its two living sister species, according a new study in which the full genomes of seven museum specimens of the bird were sequenced.
Nov 21, 2022
What shapes the composition of microbes in a warbler’s gut?
Differences among the collection of bacteria and other microorganisms that live within birds’ digestive tracts — their gut microbiomes — are not primarily driven by diet diversity, contrary to a recently proposed hypothesis.
Oct 10, 2022
Researchers confirm a western Pa. birdwatcher's discovery: a new songbird hybrid
Penn State researchers have identified a rare hybrid of two western Pennsylvania songbirds. The bird is a combination of the rose-breasted grosbeak and brightly-colored scarlet tanager. Stephen Gosser—a self-described “diehard birder”— spotted it in Lawrence County, along the Commonwealth’s western edge, in June 2020.
Oct 10, 2022
A rare hybrid bird found in western Pennsylvania
A pairing 10 million years in the making was discovered in the woods of western Pennsylvania. Researchers from Penn State University documented the first-ever hybrid of a rose-breasted grosbeak and scarlet tanager.
Oct 05, 2022
Birdsong reveals rare hybrid coupling 10 million years in the making
A team of researchers led by Penn State was able to use a combination of genomic sequencing and song analysis to identify a rare hybrid bird whose ancestors haven’t shared the same breeding location or lineage for 10 million years.
Oct 05, 2022
Mysterious Bird Is the First-Ever Documented Hybrid of Its Kind
Here's a beautiful story for anyone who appreciates birds. A female rose-breasted grosbeak got together with a male scarlet tanager despite the bird species' preferences for dwelling in different habitats. Their offspring, a male, has now made ornithology history as the first-ever documented hybrid of its kind.
Aug 10, 2022
Never-before-seen colorful bird hybrid surprises scientists
A birder named Stephen Gosser recently took a stroll through the woods in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, when he heard what he thought was a scarlet tanager.
Jan 24, 2022
Penn State biologists explore the secrets of the warbler genome
Looking through binoculars at the trees in their backyards during the pandemic, many brand-new birders may have been surprised by the diversity of visitors stopping by — finches, jays and warblers in an astounding array of yellows, blues and reds.
Jun 28, 2021
Weird warbler reveals genetics of its mismatched colors
An incredibly rare hybrid warbler with mismatched color patterns has allowed researchers to disentangle the genetic drivers of two traits that usually come as a package deal — the black face mask and the black throat patch in blue-winged and golden-winged warblers.