Do spatial and genomic estimates of connectivity agree?

Estimates of Connectivity

The goal of this working group is to bring researchers in the fields of population genomics and spatial ecology together to understand how individual dispersal patterns are reflected in genomic population structure. To bridge the gap between population connectivity estimates from the perspectives of population genomics and spatial ecology we must reconcile different definitions of connectivity and the influence of different data types on common connectivity estimations. We have already identified a common framework for unifying these branches of population research, focusing on the evolutionary and ecological timescales (Cramer et al 2023) and are now moving on to synthesizing genomic and movement data. Stemming from NSF’s RCN for Evolution in Changing Seas, we are currently exploring funding options for the next phase of this project.

Alli N. Cramer
Postdoctoral Fellow

Studying the distribution of organisms and communities