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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

Research projects

Funded by RCN, ERC and others.

Research groups

Formal and informal groups.


Lab and field work.

About the research

Organisation of the research.

Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change (NorMER) is a Nordic Centre of Excellence administered by CEES.

Green Growth Based on Marine Resources: Ecological and Socio-Economic Constraints (GreenMAR) is an international consortium administered by CEES.

The Norwegian Sequencing Centre (NSC) is a consolidation of the Illumina and the 454 (Roche) sequencing platforms at Institute of Medical Genetics (IMG) and CEES.



  • Evolution of bread wheat: Kjetill S. Jakobsen in Science (Thomas Marcussen et al.) Jul 18, 2014

    A team involving present and former CEES members has shown that the wheat genome is the result of multiple rounds of hybrid speciation. The findings have broad implications for understanding genome function and, thus, cultivar improvement in bread wheat.

  • Asbjørn Vøllestad in Nature Jun 10, 2014

    CEES Professor Vøllestad's article Gene pleiotropy constrains gene expression changes in fish adapted to different thermal conditions (Papakostas et al.) was published in Nature Communications 3 June.

  • Discovered "living fossil" in New Zealand May 31, 2014

    A marine animal thought to have been extinct for four million years has been found alive and well and living in New Zealand.


Aug 29, 2014 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM, Room 3508 Add to calendar

Friday seminar by Arnar Pálsson from University of Iceland

Sep 1, 2014 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM, Litteraturhuset (room: Amalie Skram), Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo Add to calendar

Open lecture by philosopher Massimo Pigliucci

Sep 2, 2014, Aud. 1, Georg Sverdrups hus, Blindern, Oslo Add to calendar

Speakers: Massimo Pigliucci and Hopi Hoekstra