Perspectives and challenges in landscape genetics


  • doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04151.x

Stéphanie Manel, Fax: 00 476 51 42 79; E-mail:


A recent workshop held at the University of Grenoble gathered the leading experts in the field of landscape genetics and spatial statistics. Landscape genetics was only recently defined as an independent research field. It aims to understand the processes of gene flow and local adaptation by studying the interactions between genetic and spatial or environmental variation. This workshop discussed the perspectives and challenges of combining emerging molecular, spatial and statistical tools to unravel how landscape and environmental variables affect genetic variation.