Identifying future research needs in landscape genetics: where to from here?
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Landscape genetics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that combines methods and concepts from population genetics, landscape ecology, and spatial statistics. The interest in landscape genetics is steadily increasing, and the field is evolving rapidly. We here outline four major challenges for future landscape genetic research that were identified during an international landscape genetics workshop. These challenges include (1) the identification of appropriate spatial and temporal scales; (2) current analytical limitations; (3) the expansion of the current focus in landscape genetics; and (4) interdisciplinary communication and education. Addressing these research challenges will greatly improve landscape genetic applications, and positively contribute to the future growth of this promising field.
- Identifying future research needs in landscape genetics: where to from here?
Volume 24, Issue 4 , pp 455-463
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- Landscape resistance
- Adaptive genetic variation
- Gene flow
- Single-nucleotide polymorphisms
- Spatial heterogeneity
- Spatio-temporal scale
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- 1. Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 83844-1136, USA
- 2. WSL Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt, Zürcherstrasse 111, 8903, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
- 3. Rocky Mountain Research Station, 800 E. Beckwith Ave., Missoula, MT, 59801, USA
- 4. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY, 14850, USA
- 5. Research Department, National Museum of Natural History, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
- 6. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6, Canada