Utility of computer simulations in landscape genetics.

  title={Utility of computer simulations in landscape genetics.},
  author={B K Bryan K Epperson and Brad H Mcrae and Kim Scribner and Samuel A. Cushman and Michael S. Rosenberg and Marie-Jos{\'e}e Fortin and Patrick M. A. James and Melanie R. Murphy and St{\'e}phanie Manel and Pierre Legendre and Mark R. Dale},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={19 17},
Population genetics theory is primarily based on mathematical models in which spatial complexity and temporal variability are largely ignored. In contrast, the field of landscape genetics expressly focuses on how population genetic processes are affected by complex spatial and temporal environmental heterogeneity. It is spatially explicit and relates patterns to processes by combining complex and realistic life histories, behaviours, landscape features and genetic data. Central to landscape… CONTINUE READING