The Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) combines a broad spectrum of disciplines (such as population biology, statistical and mathematical modelling, and genomics) to foster the concept of ecology as a driving force of evolution via selective processes, with a corresponding influence of evolutionary changes on ecology.
Established in 2007
CEES was established as a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (CoE) in 2007. It is based at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, and is chaired by Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth. The CoE funding from RCN constitutes approximately 1/10 of the total budget.
CEES consists of over 160 members (including Core staff, Postdocs and researchers, PhDs, research assistants, technical and administrative staff, and Master’s students). In addition we have many short and long time guest researchers. The members and guests represents over 30 nationalities.
An important goal of CEES is to communicate its research and findings, as well as to increase the appreciation and understanding of science. Our aim is to reach both Norwegian and international audiences. A central part of our scientific outreach is the open seminars with high-profile researchers and communicators of science.