An interdisciplinary approach to advancing landscape genetics

Principal Investigators:

Michael S. Rosenberg, Bryan K. Epperson, and Andrew T. Storfer

Landscape genetics is the intersection of landscape ecology with population genetics. While spatial analytical methods have been applied to genetic data for three decades, advances in high-throughput collection of genetic data combined with increased availability of GIS-based landscape data have outpaced advances in statistical methods. Classical population genetic measures (e.g., Fst and Nei’s D) are aspatial in nature and most often applied to allele frequencies from limited numbers of molecular markers. Today we are capable of generating hundreds... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group18th—22nd March 2009Participant List  
Working Group19th—23rd October 2009Participant List  
Working Group19th—23rd July 2010Participant List  
Working Group19th—22nd February 2011Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Corey Andersoncorey.d.anderson [at] asu.eduArizona State University
Mark Daledalem [at] unbc.caUniversity of Northern British Columbia
Bryan K. Eppersonepperson [at] msu.eduMichigan State University
Marie-Josée Fortinmariejosee.fortin [at] utoronto.caUniversity of Toronto
Rolf Holdereggerrolf.holderegger [at] wsl.chSwiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Research (WSL)
Patrick M. Jamespjames [at] ualberta.caUniversity of Toronto
Pierre Legendrepierre.legendre [at] umontreal.caUniversité de Montréal
Stephanie Manelstephanie.manel [at] ujf-grenoble.frUniversité Aix-Marseille
Brad H. McRaebmcrae [at] tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Melanie A. Murphymelanie.murphy [at] uwyo.eduColorado State University
Michael S. Rosenbergmsr [at] asu.eduArizona State University
Noah Rosenbergrnoah [at] umich.eduUniversity of Michigan
Kim T. Scribnerscribne3 [at] msu.eduMichigan State University
Stephen Spearsfspear [at] uidaho.eduWashington State University
Andrew T. Storferastorfer [at] wsu.eduWashington State University
Lisette Waitslwaits [at] uidaho.eduUniversity of Idaho
Jerome Mathieujerome.mathieu [at] snv.jussieu.frUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Hugh P. Possinghamh.possingham [at]
Michael F. Antolinmichael.antolin [at] colostate.eduColorado State University
Aurelie Boninaurelie.bonin [at] ujf-grenoble.frUniversité Joseph Fourier
Helene H. Wagnerhelene.wagner [at] utoronto.caUniversity of Toronto, Mississauga

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Anderson, Corey; Epperson, Bryan K.; Fortin, Marie-Josée; Holderegger, Rolf; James, Patrick M.; Rosenberg, Michael S.; Scribner, Kim T.; Spear, Stephen. 2010. Considering spatial and temporal scale in landscape-genetic studies of gene flow. Molecular Ecology. Vol: 19(17). Pages 3565-3575.
Journal Article Epperson, Bryan K. 2010. Spatial correlations at different spatial scales are themselves highly correlated in isolation by distance processes. Molecular Ecology Resources. Vol: 10. Pages 845-853.
Journal Article Epperson, Bryan K.; McRae, Brad H.; Scribner, Kim T.; Cushman, Samuel A.; Rosenberg, Michael S.; Fortin, Marie-Josée; James, Patrick M.; Murphy, Melanie A.; Manel, Stephanie; Legendre, Pierre; Dale, Mark. 2010. Utility of computer simulations in landscape genetics. Molecular Ecology. Vol: 19(17). Pages 3549–3564.
Journal Article Legendre, Pierre; Fortin, Marie-Josée. 2010. Comparison of the Mantel test and alternative approaches for detecting complex multivariate relationships in the spatial analysis of genetic data. Molecular Ecology Resources. Vol: 10. Pages 831-844. (Online version)
Journal Article Manel, Stephanie; Poncet, Benedicte N.; Legendre, Pierre; Gugerli, Felix; Holderegger, Rolf. 2010. Common factors drive adaptive genetic variation at different spatial scales in Arabis alpina. Molecular Ecology. Vol: 19(17). Pages 3824-3835. (Online version)
Journal Article Manel, Stephanie; Joost, Stephane; Epperson, Bryan K.; Holderegger, Rolf; Storfer, Andrew T.; Rosenberg, Michael S.; Scribner, Kim T.; Bonin, Aurelie; Fortin, Marie-Josée. 2010. Perspectives on the use of landscape genetics to detect genetic adaptive variation in the field. Molecular Ecology. Vol: 19(17). Pages 3760-3772.
Journal Article Rico, Yessica; Juergen Boehmer, Hans; Wagner, Helene H. 2012. Determinants of actual functional connectivity for calcareous grassland communities linked by rotational sheep grazing. Landscape Ecology. Vol: 27(2). Pages 199-209. (Online version)
Journal Article Spear, Stephen; Balkenhol, Niko; Fortin, Marie-Josée; McRae, Brad H.; Scribner, Kim T. 2010. Use of resistance surfaces for landscape genetic studies: Considerations for parameterization and analysis. Molecular Ecology. Vol: 19. Pages 3576-3591.
Journal Article Storfer, Andrew T.; Murphy, Melanie A.; Spear, Stephen; Holderegger, Rolf; Waits, Lisette. 2010. Landscape genetics: Where are we now? . Molecular Ecology. Vol: 19(17). Pages 3496-3514.
"An interdisciplinary approach to advancing landscape genetics" is project ID: 12352