Landscape Genetics: Concepts, Methods, Applications by Niko Balkenhol, Samuel Cushman, Andrew Storfer, Lisette

By Niko Balkenhol, Samuel Cushman, Andrew Storfer, Lisette Waits

Regardless of the giant curiosity in panorama genetics from the clinical neighborhood, studying in regards to the innovations and techniques underlying the sphere continues to be very hard. the cause of this can be the hugely interdisciplinary nature of the sphere, which mixes inhabitants genetics, panorama ecology, and spatial statistics. those fields have commonly been handled individually in sessions and textbooks, and intensely few scientists have got the interdisciplinary education essential to successfully train or follow the range of concepts encompassed by means of panorama genetics. to deal with the present wisdom hole, this publication presents the 1st extensive remedy of panorama genetics in one quantity. in particular, this ebook gives you basic thoughts and techniques underlying the sector, masking rather very important analytical equipment intimately, and providing empirical and theoretical functions of panorama genetics for a number of environments and species. in line with the interdisciplinary nature of panorama genetics, the publication combines an introductory, textbook like part with extra sections on complicated subject matters and purposes which are extra ordinary of edited volumes. The bankruptcy subject matters and the services of the authors and the editorial crew make the publication a customary reference for somebody attracted to panorama genetics. The ebook contains contributions from some of the best researchers in panorama genetics. the crowd of scientists we've assembled has labored on numerous collaborative tasks during the last years, together with quite a few peer reviewed papers, numerous panorama genetics workshops at foreign meetings, and a disbursed graduate seminar on panorama genetics. in keeping with the stories won in the course of those collaborative educating and examine actions, the e-book comprises chapters that synthesize basic options and techniques underlying panorama genetics (Part 1), chapters on complex themes that deserve a extra intensive therapy (Part 2), and chapters illustrating using suggestions and techniques in empirical functions (Part 3). This constitution guarantees a excessive usefulness of the publication for starting panorama geneticists and skilled researchers alike, in order that it has a huge target market. at the very least one of many 4 co editors is eager about virtually each bankruptcy of the ebook, thereby making sure a excessive consistency and coherency between chapters.

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2010). Thus in landscape genetics the extent of the landscape may be defined by the extent occupied by the focal population and its struc­ ture may be defined by the ecological factors that drive the population process of interest (such as gene flow or selection). Given that the appropriate definition of a landscape will vary depending on the ecological system and objectives of research, there are several key steps in defining the landscape appropriately for any given research project. These include defining a meaningful spatial extent for the landscape, choosing an appropri­ ate conceptual model of landscape structure, selecting proper thematic content and thematic resolution, and selecting a proper spatial grain.

Grain is the size of the individual units of observation. 1 ha units, whereas a coarse-grained map might resample this information to 1 ha or 10 h a size units. Extent and grain define the upper and lower limits of resolution of a study and inferences about scale-dependency are constrained by the extent and grain of the data (Wiens 1989). One cannot reliably extrapolate beyond the extent of the sampled population, nor can one infer a pattern– process relationship finer than the grain of the data (Fig.

Red lines in 18 Basics of landscape ecology Fig. 4 The thematic resolution is the resolution and functional form at which each factor included in the thematic content is represented. For example, the effect of elevation on a population process could be represented in various ways. For example, resistance to gene flow could increase linearly with elevation (a). In this case landscape resistance would be low in the valley areas (dark) and high on ridges (white) (b). The least-cost routes (lines) among a network of individuals (dots) would minimize cumulative cost by preferentially following low-elevation paths (b).

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