December 4-7, 2017 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal


Landscape genetics is a rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field that integrates approaches from population genetics and landscape ecology aiming to understand the degree to which landscapes facilitate the movement/adaptation of organisms by relating molecular data (population structure, adaptations, etc) to landscape structure. This workshop will provide an introduction to this theme by presenting an overview of the most robust approaches, their caveats and limitations. The final day will devoted to connectivity analyses across genetic landscapes This workshop is aimed to post-graduate students (MSc and PhD), as well as more advanced researchers.
Be free to bring own data!


1st Day
Morning (Instructor: Orly Razgour)
1. Introduction to landscape genetics and its different aspects, designing landscape genetics studies.
Afternoon (Instructor: Hugo Rebelo)
2. Practical GIS and generating landscape resistance layers.


2nd Day
Morning (Instructor: Orly Razgour)
3. Introduction to landscape genetics statistical analysis, followed by practical data analysis in R (MRDM and mantel tests).
Afternoon (Instructor: Orly Razgour)
4. Practical running circuitscape and generating resistance and genetic matrices (I can find some dummy datasets and we can do this in R).
5. General discussion on landscape genetics.


3rd day
Morning (Instructor: Orly Razgour)
6. Introduction to landscape genomics and gene-environment associations analysis with practical (can all be done in R using simulated datasets).
Afternoon (Instructor: Orly Razgour)
7. Practical sessions using methods from previous days.
8. General discussion on landscape genomics.


4th day
Morning (Instructor: Hugo Rebelo)
9. Introduction to Connectivity analyses of genetic landscapes, followed by practical analysis using Conefor.
Afternoon (Instructor: Hugo Rebelo)
10. Continuation of the practical analysis using Conefor.


Orly Razgour - University of Southampton
Hugo Rebelo - CIBIO-InBIO | CONGEN


The course will be open to a maximum number of 20 participants.


Participants are advised to bring their own laptop with the following installed software: Excel, , Conefor (, NotePad ++, R and a GIS (optional).

75% of available student slots are reserved for BIODIV students. Priority will be given to:
• 1st year and other PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
• PhD students attending other courses;
• Other post-graduate students and researchers.


Registration Deadline: October 28, 2017


Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | 80 € (students) / 150 € (other participants).CIBIO-InBIO members will have an additional discount of 20%. Does not include lunch nor coffee breaks.
To apply, please send an e-mail accompanied by your short CV (max. two A4 pages) to Please refer your academic status (PhD student, MSc Student, Other) and the institution to which you are affiliated. BIODIV students should also mention which year of their PhD they are in. If you are interested in more than one course, you need to send a separate application for each of them.


Please note that new rules apply for all BIODIV students.