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Our research subjects:

Selection and evolvability: Concepts, measurements and statistics

Evolutionary biology and genomics

The ecology and evolution of infectious diseases within an environmental reservoir

Integration of ecology and evolution

News

  • the-climatic-pulse The climatic pulse of Asia Feb 23, 2015

    Climate-driven plague outbreaks in Asia were repeatedly introduced into medieval Europe, new research from CEES, Norway, and WSL, Switzerland, shows.

  • beregninger-pest-hode Bacterial DNA from the Black Death found in teeth Feb 9, 2015

    Biologists at CEES, Department of Biosciences, are now making a giant effort to identify the relationship between climate change, rat infestations, and the many major plague epidemics throughout history. The knowledge may be used to predict the next plague outbreak.

  • diamond Jared Diamond in Oslo Nov 14, 2014

    CEES organises a 2-day conference on the history of plague, at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The conference has several prominent speakers, and ends with summarising thoughts by Jared Diamond.

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  • durant-201-fishoil-fig1 Young fish mortality in question Mar 13, 2015

    Since Hjort’s ground-breaking work, it is admitted that the survival from the egg to the first reproduction is an essential factor affecting the dynamics of fish populations ( see post). Human activities around spawning ground may have an effect on the mortality of the younger age. One of such potentially risky activity is oil exploitation which is on the increase in the northern areas.

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