Special Issue "Landscape Genetics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
Prof. Dr. Samuel A. Cushman
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
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Interests: landscape ecology; landscape genetics; forest ecology; climate change; wildlife ecology; disturbance ecology; population biology; landscape dynamic simulation modeling; landscape pattern analysis
Landscape genetics is a new and rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field that combines concepts and methods from population genetics, landscape ecology and spatial statistics. A fundamental goal of landscape genetics is to quantify the effects of landscape composition, configuration and dynamics on spatial patterns in neutral and adaptive genetic variation and underlying microevolutionary processes. Several areas of focus have been recently emphasized to for future development of landscape genetics research. Among these challenges are understanding the effects of different spatial and temporal scales of analysis (challenge 1) and current analytical limitations when testing for landscape-genetic relationships (challenge 2). Another challenge is related to expanding the focus of landscape genetics from the assessment of gene flow to analyses of the distribution and spread of adaptive genetic variation (challenge 3). The goal of this special issue is to bring together some of the best minds in the field of landscape genetics today to present the latest advances on these important questions.
Prof. Dr. Samuel A. Cushman
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