Sampling in Landscape Genomics

  • Stéphanie Manel
  • Cécile H. Albert
  • Nigel G. Yoccoz
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 888)


Landscape genomics, based on the sampling of individuals genotyped for a large number of markers, may lead to the identification of regions of the genome correlated to selection pressures caused by the environment. In this chapter, we discuss sampling strategies to be used in a landscape genomics approach. We suggest that designs based on model-based stratification using the climatic and/or biological spaces are in general more efficient than designs based on the geographic space. More work is needed to identify designs that allow disentangling environmental selection pressures versus other processes such as range expansions or hierarchical population structure.

Key words

Landscape genomics Sampling Population genetics Genetic adaptive diversity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stéphanie Manel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cécile H. Albert
    • 2
    • 3
  • Nigel G. Yoccoz
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire Population Environnement DéveloppementUMR 151 UP/IRD, Université Aix-MarseilleMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Ecologie AlpineUMR CNRS 5553, Université Joseph FourierGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.Department of BiologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  4. 4.Fishers and Economics, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Faculty of BiosciencesUniversity of TromsøTromsøNorway

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