INVITED REVIEW: What is a population? An empirical evaluation of some genetic methods for identifying the number of gene pools and their degree of connectivity

@article{Waples2006INVITEDRW,
  title={INVITED REVIEW: What is a population? An empirical evaluation of some genetic methods for identifying the number of gene pools and their degree of connectivity},
  author={R. Waples and O. Gaggiotti},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15}
}
  • R. Waples, O. Gaggiotti
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular Ecology
  • We review commonly used population definitions under both the ecological paradigm (which emphasizes demographic cohesion) and the evolutionary paradigm (which emphasizes reproductive cohesion) and find that none are truly operational. We suggest several quantitative criteria that might be used to determine when groups of individuals are different enough to be considered ‘populations’. Units for these criteria are migration rate (m) for the ecological paradigm and migrants per generation (Nm… CONTINUE READING
    1,318 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    Integration of genetic and demographic data to assess population risk in a continuously distributed species
    • 6
    • Highly Influenced
    Evaluating the performance of a multilocus Bayesian method for the estimation of migration rates
    • 290
    Are we underestimating the occurrence of sympatric populations?
    • 8
    • Highly Influenced
    Comparative performance testing of spatially explicit genetic analytical methods
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Genetic estimates of contemporary effective population size: what can they tell us about the importance of genetic stochasticity for wild population persistence?
    • 479
    • Highly Influenced
    The effect of local population dynamics on patterns of isolation by distance
    • 11
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Challenges to assessing connectivity between massive populations of the Australian plague locust
    • 29
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 128 REFERENCES
    Dispersal, Gene Flow, and Population Structure
    • A. Bohonak
    • Biology, Medicine
    • The Quarterly Review of Biology
    • 1999
    • 1,074
    The estimation of population differentiation with microsatellite markers
    • 1,075
    • PDF
    Group selection for a polygenic behavioral trait: estimating the degree of population subdivision.
    • J. Crow, K. Aoki
    • Biology, Medicine
    • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
    • 1984
    • 581
    • PDF
    Detecting the number of clusters of individuals using the software structure: a simulation study
    • 15,002
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Separating the wheat from the chaff: patterns of genetic differentiation in high gene flow species
    • 1,189
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Assignment methods: matching biological questions with appropriate techniques.
    • 705
    • PDF
    Inference of population structure using multilocus genotype data.
    • 25,825
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Bayesian analysis of genetic differentiation between populations.
    • 814
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF