Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES)
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) at the Department of Biosciences in 2007. The 10 year CoE period ended in October 2017, but CEES continues as a centre and section at the Department beyond 2017.
Through the years 2007-2017 the CoE funding from RCN constituted approximately 1/10 of the total budget. CEES was Chaired by Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth until September 2018. CEES is now Chaired by Professor Kjetill S. Jakobsen.