ABC as a flexible framework to estimate demography over space and time: some cons, many pros

@article{Bertorelle2010ABCAA,
  title={ABC as a flexible framework to estimate demography over space and time: some cons, many pros},
  author={Giorgio Bertorelle and Andrea Benazzo and Stefano Mona},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={19}
}
The analysis of genetic variation to estimate demographic and historical parameters and to quantitatively compare alternative scenarios recently gained a powerful and flexible approach: the Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC). The likelihood functions does not need to be theoretically specified, but posterior distributions can be approximated by simulation even assuming very complex population models including both natural and human‐induced processes. Prior information can be easily… 

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