The architecture of river networks can drive the evolutionary dynamics of aquatic populations.

@article{Thomaz2016TheAO,
  title={The architecture of river networks can drive the evolutionary dynamics of aquatic populations.},
  author={Andr{\'e}a T. Thomaz and Mark Redpath Christie and L. Lacey Knowles},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={731-9}
}
It is widely recognized that physical landscapes can shape genetic variation within and between populations. However, it is not well understood how riverscapes, with their complex architectures, affect patterns of neutral genetic diversity. Using a spatially explicit agent-based modeling (ABM) approach, we evaluate the genetic consequences of dendritic river shapes on local population structure. We disentangle the relative contribution of specific river properties to observed patterns of… CONTINUE READING