Landscape genetics is a rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field that integrates population genetics, landscape ecology, and spatial analytical techniques to measure the effects of landscape composition on evolutionary processes, such as gene flow and selection. By relating neutral and adaptive genetic data to landscape structure we can better understand the degree to which landscapes facilitate the movement and adaptation of organisms. With increasingly faster rates of environmental change and landscape fragmentation, it is important to understand how these patterns affect the persistence of populations and ecological communities. This seminar aims to provide an overview on how landscape genetics can be used for tracking these issues, outlining types of molecular and environmental data available for landscape/seascape genetic studies, general study design considerations, modelling approaches, challenges and applications.
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