Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES)
The Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) is a national Centre of Excellence, a status awarded by the Research Counsil of Norway. CEES is the only one of its kind focusing on ecology and evolution in their research.
About the centre
CEES consists of over 130 members including students, researchers and technical and administrative personnel, representing around 20 nationalities. The Centre is internationally recognized and coordinates several networks and training programmes within ecology and evolution.
The innovation of CEES lies in the integration of interdisciplinary scientific fields to study ecological and evolutionary processes. Our strength in the last decade particularly lies in spear-heading research that links both harvesting practices and climate variation to evolutionary change. Our members’ expertise covers a broad range of ecological and evolutionary topics. In addition, the CEES houses a large number of statisticians and postdocs/researchers highly trained in advanced statistical methods. CEES is reknown for writing for the very top international journals such as Nature, Science and PNAS, and publishes around 120 articles in peer reviewed journals annually. CEES members have received prizes both for their research and for popularizing science. The Centre has established a good international research environment for young researchers with journal clubs, frequent student presentations, mini-symposiums involving international top scientists, and an annual student conference. Guest lectures by top international scientists are given almost weekly, and the invited scientists interact productively with colleagues at CEES.
CEES is lead by Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth.