Supplemental Document: Skill sets for a collaborative, simulation based study
Landscape ecologists- determine appropriate environmental variables to include, parameterize
and construct landscape resistance surfaces, create landscape input files
Population ecologists- parameterize life history including variance in reproductive success,
movement distributions, mortality rates, starting age structure, mating scheme
Computational biologists- assist with choosing appropriate simulation software, create input
files, arrange bioinformatics pipeline to create and analyze simulations and summarize results
Statisticians- determine the appropriate number of simulations to run, appropriate sampling
(populations, individuals, markers), and appropriate statistical tests
Population geneticists- construct genetic marker input files (including mutation rates and
potential genetic architecture of quantitative traits), contribute knowledge about migration rates
and effective population size
Resource management professionals/ policy officials- ensure that the questions being asked in
the study are relevant, that the results will have high practical utility, and that potential
interventions that are simulated are technically and economically feasible
Social scientists, climatologists, physiologists, disease ecologists, economists- assist with
connecting population simulation models to models of other relevant processes