Landscape community genomics: understanding eco-evolutionary processes in complex environments

Trends in Ecology and Evolution
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Abstract

Extrinsic factors influencing evolutionary processes are often categorically lumped into interactions that are environmentally (e.g., climate, landscape) or community-driven, with little consideration of the overlap or influence of one on the other. However, genomic variation is strongly influenced by complex and dynamic interactions between environmental and community effects. Failure to consider both effects on evolutionary dynamics simultaneously can lead to incomplete, spurious, or erroneous conclusions about the mechanisms driving genomic variation. We highlight the need for a landscape community genomics (LCG) framework to help to motivate and challenge scientists in diverse fields to consider a more holistic, interdisciplinary perspective on the genomic evolution of multi-species communities in complex environments.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Landscape community genomics: understanding eco-evolutionary processes in complex environments
Series title Trends in Ecology and Evolution
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2015.01.005
Volume 30
Issue 3
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Cell Press
Contributing office(s) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Description 8 p.
First page 161
Last page 168
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