Landscape Genomics

Landscape Genomics and Landscape Genetics

A central goal of molecular ecology and evolutionary biology is to understand the geographic distribution of genetic variation. Landscape genomics is an emerging and integrative field that combines aspects of next-generation sequencing, landscape ecology, population genomics and spatial statistics to help improve our understanding of the genetic basis of local adaptation. The Storfer lab has recently been conducting a wide-variety of research in landscape genomics, and recently led a NIMBioS working group [add hyperlink to: http://www.nimbios.org/workinggroups/WG_genomics] to advance research in this relatively new field. We are also conducting empirical landscape genomics studies on several amphibian species, including: cane toads, tiger salamanders, streamside salamanders and Tasmanian devils.

Representative Publications

Storfer, A., A.H. Patton and A. K. Fraik. 2018. Navigating the intersection of landscape genomics and landscape genetics. Frontiers in Genetics. doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2018.00068

Lowry, DB., S Hoban, JL Kelley, KE Lotterhos, LK Reed, MF Antolin and A Storfer. 2016. Breaking RAD: The utility of restriction site-associated DNA sequencing for genome scans of adaptation. Molecular Ecology Resources. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12635 ^ISI Highly Cited

Hoban, S. JL Kelley, KE Lotterhos, MF Antolin, G. Bradburd, DB Lowry, ML Poss, LK Reed, A. Storfer and MC Whitlock. 2016. Finding the genomic basis of local adaptation in non-model organisms: pitfalls, practical solutions and future directions. American Naturalist 188: 379-397. recommended by Faculty of 1000; ^ISI Highly Cited; @Hot Paper

Trumbo, D., S.F. Spear, J. Baumsteiger and A. Storfer. 2013. Rangewide landscape genetics of an endemic Pacific Northwestern salamander. Molecular Ecology. 22: 1250-1266.

Storfer, A., M. A. Murphy, S. F. Spear, A. R. Holderegger and L. P. Waits. 2010. Landscape genetics: Where are we now? Invited review, Molecular Ecology 19:3496-3514. ^ ISI highly cited

Storfer, A., M. A. Murphy, J. S. Evans, C. S. Goldberg, S. Robinson, S. F. Spear, R. Dezzani, E. Demelle, L. Vierling, and L. P. Waits. 2007. Putting the “landscape” in landscape genetics. Heredity 98:128-142.

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