"Inferring the genetic basis of adaptation to climate through careful statistical inference"
A major goal of evolutionary biology is to understand the genetic architecture of adaptive traits. With the invention of new sequencing technologies we are now inundated with a deluge of data that promises to transform our understanding of how life on earth has evolved. However, there are many sources of non independence that need to be taken into account when analyzing genomic data. In this seminar, I will illustrate how various sources of non-independence can confound genome scans for selection and offer some solutions to these issues.