In conjunction with the CBA-sponsored Workshop on Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics, we are hosting a one-day symposium and workshop in Canberra on Landscape Genomics.
Since its inception in 2003, the field of landscape genomics has seen a revolution in high-throughput sequencing technology, availability of high resolution geospatial datasets, and a growing number of analytical methods capable of merging these towards the advancement of spatial genomic theory.
This symposium aims to bring together top Australian and international scientists, early career researchers, and students working in the field of landscape genomics to discuss methodological and theoretical advancements as well as challenges we have faced and potential solutions for overcoming these.
Potential topics/questions of interest
- Sampling design – moving from population to individual-based approaches
- Spatial autocorrelation between population structure and environmental gradients – challenges of developing meaningful null models
- Dealing with confounding issues of cryptic species and/or spatial introgression
- Historical vs current demography/connectivity in a landscape context
- Detecting SNP-environment associations in adaptation studies – best practices
- 9-11am Keynote speaker presentations
- 11am-12:30pm Contributing speaker presentations
- 12:30-1:30pm Lunch
- 1:30-4pm Group discussion around impediment slides
- 4-5pm Social hour – continuing discussions over drinks and food
Keynote Speaker: Brenna Forester (Colorado State University). Brenna is a postdoctoral research fellow at Colorado State University, USA. Her research integrates spatial, environmental, genomic, and phenotypic data sets to assess and predict evolutionary potential and inform the management of threatened species. Her current research focuses on landscape and conservation genomics of imperiled amphibians. Brenna's research is furthering techniques that enable us to characterise local adaptation across species using genomic data.
Registration will open mid-June, 2019.