Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Most current methods to assess connectivity begin with landscape resistance maps. The prevailing resistance models are commonly based on expert opinion and, more recently, on a direct transformation of habitat suitability. However, habitat associations are not necessarily accurate indicators of dispersal, and thus may fail as a surrogate of resistance to movement. Genetic data can provide valuable insights in this respect.
Mateo-Sanchez, Maria C.; Balkenhol, Niko; Cushman, Samuel; Perez, Trinidad; Dominguez, Ana; Saura, Santiago. 2015. A comparative framework to infer landscape effects on population genetic structure: Are habitat suitability models effective in explaining gene flow? Landscape Ecology. 30: 1405-1420.