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Biol Lett. Aug 23, 2010; 6(4): 502–504.
Published online Jan 27, 2010. doi:  10.1098/rsbl.2009.0969
PMCID: PMC2936193
Landscape evolutionary genomics
David B. Lowry*
University Program in Genetics and Genomics, Box 3565 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Received November 22, 2009; Accepted January 3, 2010.
Tremendous advances in genetic and genomic techniques have resulted in the capacity to identify genes involved in adaptive evolution across numerous biological systems. One of the next major steps in evolutionary biology will be to determine how landscape-level geographical and environmental features are involved in the distribution of this functional adaptive genetic variation. Here, I outline how an emerging synthesis of multiple disciplines has and will continue to facilitate a deeper understanding of the ways in which heterogeneity of the natural landscapes mould the genomes of organisms.
Keywords: population genetics, adaptation, landscape ecology, genomics, natural selection, GIS
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