• Seth Rudman (Corresponding author)
  • Matthew A. Barbour
  • Katalin Csilléry
  • P. Gienapp
  • Frédéric Guillaume
  • Nelson G. Hairston
  • Andrew G. Hendry
  • Jesse R Lasky
  • Marina Rafajlovic
  • Katja Räsänen
  • Paul S. Schmidt
  • Ole Seehausen
  • Nina O. Therkildsen
  • Martin M. Turcotte
  • Jonathan M. Levine
Recognition that evolution operates on the same timescale as ecological processes has motivated growing interest in eco-evolutionary dynamics. Nonetheless, generating sufficient data to test predictions about eco-evolutionary dynamics has proved challenging, particularly in natural contexts. Here we argue that genomic data can be integrated into the study of eco-evolutionary dynamics in ways that deepen our understanding of the interplay between ecology and evolution. Specifically, we outline five major questions in the study of eco-evolutionary dynamics for which genomic data may provide answers. Although genomic data alone will not be sufficient to resolve these challenges, integrating genomic data can provide a more mechanistic understanding of the causes of phenotypic change, help elucidate the mechanisms driving eco-evolutionary dynamics, and lead to more accurate evolutionary predictions of eco-evolutionary dynamics in nature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-15
JournalNature Ecology and Evolution
Early online date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Research areas

  • international

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