Landscape Genomics and Landscape Genetics

A central goal of molecular ecology and evolutionary biology is to understand the geographic distribution of genetic variation. Landscape genomics is an emerging and integrative field that combines aspects of next-generation sequencing, landscape ecology, population genomics and spatial statistics to help improve our understanding of the genetic basis of local adaptation. The Storfer lab has recently been conducting a wide variety of research in landscape genomics, including leading a NIMBioS working group to advance research in this relatively new field. We are also conducting empirical landscape genomics studies on several amphibian species, including: cane toads, tiger salamanders, streamside salamanders and Tasmanian devils.

  • Storfer, A., A.H. Patton and A. K. Fraik. 2018. Navigating the intersection of landscape genomics and landscape genetics. Frontiers in Genetics.
  • Lowry, DB., S Hoban, JL Kelley, KE Lotterhos, LK Reed, MF Antolin and A Storfer. 2016. Breaking RAD: The utility of restriction site-associated DNA sequencing for genome scans of adaptation. Molecular Ecology Resources. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12635 ^ISI Highly Cited
  • Hoban, S. JL Kelley, KE Lotterhos, MF Antolin, G. Bradburd, DB Lowry, ML Poss, LK Reed, A. Storfer and MC Whitlock. 2016. Finding the genomic basis of local adaptation in non-model organisms: pitfalls, practical solutions and future directions. AmericanNaturalist 188: 379-397. * recommended by Faculty of 1000; ^ISI Highly Cited; @Hot Paper
  • Trumbo, D., S.F. Spear, J. Baumsteiger and A. Storfer. 2013. Rangewide landscape genetics of an endemic Pacific Northwestern salamander. Molecular Ecology. 22: 1250-1266.
  • Spear, S.F., C.M. Chrisafulli and A. Storfer. 2012. Rapid recolonization of tailed frogs in the Mt. St Helens blast zone is moderated by post-disturbance management. Ecological Applications 22:856-869.
  • Storfer, A., M. A. Murphy, S. F. Spear, A. R. Holderegger and L. P. Waits. 2010. Landscape genetics: Where are we now? Invited review, Molecular Ecology 19:3496-3514. ^ ISI highly cited
  • Storfer, A., M. A. Murphy, J. S. Evans, C. S. Goldberg, S. Robinson, S. F. Spear, R. Dezzani, E. Demelle, L. Vierling, and L. P. Waits. 2007. Putting the “landscape” in landscape genetics. Heredity 98:128-142.