The emerging field of geogenomics: Constraining geological problems with genetic data


Journal Article (Review)

The development of a genomics-derived discipline within geology is timely, as a result of major advances in acquiring and processing geologically relevant genetic data. This paper articulates the emerging field of "geogenomics", which involves the use of large-scale genetic data to constrain geological hypotheses. The paper introduces geogenomics and discusses how hypotheses can be addressed through collaboration between geologists and evolutionary biologists. As an example, geogenomic methods are applied to evaluate competing hypotheses regarding the timing of the Andean uplift, the closure of the Isthmus of Panama, the onset of trans-Amazon drainage, and Quaternary climate variation in the Neotropics. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baker, PA; Fritz, SC; Dick, CW; Eckert, AJ; Horton, BK; Manzoni, S; Ribas, CC; Garzione, CN; Battisti, DS

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 /

Start / End Page

  • 38 - 47

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-8252

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.04.001

Citation Source

  • Scopus