Ecological Genomics

Ecology and the Evolution of Genes and Genomes

  • Christian R. Landry
  • Nadia Aubin-Horth

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 781)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Ehab Abouheif, Marie-Julie Favé, Ana Sofia Ibarrarán-Viniegra, Maryna P. Lesoway, Ab Matteen Rafiqi, Rajendhran Rajakumar
    Pages 107-125
  3. Armin P. Moczek, Teiya Kijimoto, Emilie Snell-Rood, Guilherme Rocha, Melissa Pespeni, Karen Kafadar
    Pages 127-148
  4. Rayna M. Harris, Hans A. Hofmann
    Pages 149-168
  5. François Olivier Hébert, Nadia Aubin-Horth
    Pages 169-190
  6. Holly J. Kilvitis, Mariano Alvarez, Christy M. Foust, Aaron W. Schrey, Marta Robertson, Christina L. Richards
    Pages 191-210
  7. Guillaume Achaz, Alejandra Rodriguez-Verdugo, Brandon S. Gaut, Olivier Tenaillon
    Pages 211-231
  8. Megan Supple, Riccardo Papa, Brian Counterman, W. Owen McMillan
    Pages 249-271
  9. David C. Haak, Jamie L. Kostyun, Leonie C. Moyle
    Pages 273-298
  10. Jun Kitano, Asano Ishikawa, Sean C. Lema
    Pages 299-319
  11. Andrew Whitehead
    Pages 321-337

About this book


Researchers in the field of ecological genomics aim to determine how a genome or a population of genomes interacts with its environment across ecological and evolutionary timescales. Ecological genomics is trans-disciplinary by nature. Ecologists have turned to genomics to be able to elucidate the mechanistic bases of the biodiversity their research tries to understand. Genomicists have turned to ecology in order to better explain the functional cellular and molecular variation they observed in their model organisms.

We provide an advanced-level book that covers this recent research and proposes future development for this field. A synthesis of the field of ecological genomics emerges from this volume. Ecological Genomics covers a wide array of organisms (microbes, plants and animals) in order to be able to identify central concepts that motivate and derive from recent investigations in different branches of the tree of life.

Ecological Genomics covers 3 fields of research that have most benefited from the recent technological and conceptual developments in the field of ecological genomics: the study of life-history evolution and its impact of genome architectures; the study of the genomic bases of phenotypic plasticity and the study of the genomic bases of adaptation and speciation.


Adaptation Ecological and landscape genomics Evolutionary convergence Microbiomes Phenotypic plasticity Speciation

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian R. Landry
    • 1
  • Nadia Aubin-Horth
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de BiologieInstitut de Biologie Intégrative et des SystèmesQuebecCanada
  2. 2.Département de BiologieInstitut de Biologie Intégrative et des SystèmesQuebecCanada

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