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About the centre

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.

Open seminars

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.


Annual reports and evaluations

Contact CEES

CEES, Dept. of Biosciences
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1066 Blindern
NO-0316 Oslo

Phone: (+47) 22 85 44 00

Visitor address
The K. Bonnevie Building
Blindernveien 31 
NO-0371 Oslo

CEES unit/area code

CEES order code
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Legal entity number
971 035 854
(common for all of UiO)


12 Feb
10:15, Georg Sverdrups hus, Blindern, Oslo

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