Interdisciplinary biology centre opened in Oslo

23.04.2004
Last week the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) at the Institute of Biology at the University of Oslo was officially opened. Nils Christian Stenseth, also the manager of a NorFA graduate school, is one of the leaders of the centre.
The idea behind the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) is to unite fields such as ecology, statistics, genetics and evolution in order to establish new methods and obtain new research results within biology.

Even though the centre was opened officially last week, some of the researchers at CEES have alredy published a number of articles in magazines such as Nature and Proceedings of National Academy of Science (PNAS).

At first CEES was meant to be a centre of excellence but failed to obtain funding from the Research Council of Norway. The University of Oslo, on the other hand, funded the centre. Part of the centre, EcoClim is also a Nordic Centre of Excellence. Stenseth is also the manager of EcoGrad, a Nordic graduate school funded by NorFA.

In addition to Stenseth, Kjetill S. Jakobsen, Dag O. Hessen, Asbjørn Vøllestad, Glenn-Peter Sætre, Ole Christian Lingjærde, Tore Schweder, Geir Storvik and Erika Hagelberg form the core group of CEES.

Read more on the CEES web.
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