Darren E. Irwin, Ph.D.

Zoology University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada 
speciation, phylogenetics, behavior, birds
"Darren Irwin"


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Trevor Price grad student 1994-2000 UCSD
 (Ring speciation in Asian warblers.)
Staffan Bensch post-doc Lund University


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Alan Brelsford grad student 2004-2010 UC Riverside
Julie Lee-Yaw grad student 2008-2013 UBC
David Toews grad student 2005-2014 Cornell
Kira Delmore grad student 2010-2015 Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Silu Wang grad student 2015-2020
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McCallum Q, Askelson K, Fogarty FF, et al. (2024) Pronounced differentiation on the Z chromosome and parts of the autosomes in crowned sparrows contrasts with mitochondrial paraphyly: implications for speciation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Askelson KK, Spellman GM, Irwin D. (2023) Genomic divergence and introgression between cryptic species of a widespread North American songbird. Molecular Ecology
Natola L, Billerman SM, Carling MD, et al. (2022) Geographic variability of hybridization between red-breasted and red-naped sapsuckers. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
Nikelski E, Rubtsov AS, Irwin D. (2022) High heterogeneity in genomic differentiation between phenotypically divergent songbirds: a test of mitonuclear co-introgression. Heredity
Irwin D, Schluter D. (2022) Hybridization and the Coexistence of Species. The American Naturalist. 200: E93-E109
Natola L, Seneviratne SS, Irwin D. (2022) Population genomics of an emergent tri-species hybrid zone. Molecular Ecology
Wang S, Ore MJ, Mikkelsen EK, et al. (2021) Signatures of mitonuclear coevolution in a warbler species complex. Nature Communications. 12: 4279
Mikkelsen EK, Irwin D. (2021) Ongoing production of low-fitness hybrids limits range overlap between divergent cryptic species. Molecular Ecology. 30: 4090-4102
Wang S, Rohwer S, de Zwaan DR, et al. (2020) Selection on a small genomic region underpins differentiation in multiple color traits between two warbler species. Evolution Letters. 4: 502-515
Irwin DE. (2020) Assortative Mating in Hybrid Zones Is Remarkably Ineffective in Promoting Speciation. The American Naturalist. 195: E150-E167
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