CMEC is visited by Katerina Tvardikova
a field ornithologist working on insectivorous birds
Thomas Matthews visits CMEC
the last two weeks of April. He works on the effect of forest fragmentation on bird communities
A fresh start for Danish nature and agriculture
The Danish Commission on Nature and Agriculture has just released its report.
Carsten Rahbek in 'Meet the Science'
The geographical distribution of Earth's 30 million species form global patterns of diversity. But what determines this distribution? Professor Carsten Rahbek will give a talk today.
Volunteer divers benefit marine research
Many volunteer SCUBA divers collect data on the marine environment every year. Now research shows that the divers do not have to use traditional, scientific methods to make a valuable contribution to science. A more simple and popular method has shown to be consistent with the professional method.
David Nogués-Bravo receives Sapere Aude grant today
The CMEC associate professor will recieve a research grant for six million DKK from the Danish Council for Independent Research at a ceremony at Glyptoteket today.
Prominent research prize to macroecologist
Professor Carsten Rahbek from Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen, receives this year’s Villum Kann Rasmussen's Annual Award for Technical and Scientific Research of DKK 2,500,000. He is awarded for his visionary and broadly based biological research in biodiversity, evolution and ecology.
Big grant for young researcher to uncover the history of species communities
Life on Earth is organized into different animal and plant communities, but how this organization takes place is one of ecology’s great unanswered questions. With a grant of DKK 3.900.000, postdoc Katharine Ann Marske from the University of Copenhagen aims to get one step closer to the answer. Together with five other UCPH researchers she receives a research grant from the VILLUM FONDATION’s Young Investigator Programme.
Professor Carsten Rahbek appointed President-elect
The International Biogeography Society has appointed Professor Carsten Rahbek, director of the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at University of Copenhagen, as President-Elect.
Wallace’s century-old map of natural world updated
Until today, Alfred Russel Wallace's century old map from 1876 has been the backbone for our understanding of global biodiversity. Thanks to advances in modern technology and data on more than 20,000 species, scientists from University of Copenhagen have now produced a next generation map depicting the organisation of life on Earth.
Common house plant threatened by climate change
The purple flower African violet is a popular house plant in most of the world. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen have now revealed that the original wild population is seriously threatened by future climate change. The annual world trade value of the African violet is estimated to be more than 30 million US dollars.
Drought in the Horn of Africa delays migrating birds
The drought last year in the Horn of Africa caused the extremely late arrival into northern Europe of several migratory songbird species, a study from University of Copenhagen published today in Science shows.
Professor Jon Fjeldså receives Royal Order of Chivalry
CMEC Professor Jon Fjeldså has been awarded The Order of Dannebrog. Jon Fjeldså is famous for his lifelong investment in ornithology as a researcher, curator and artist.
Panu Halme is visiting CMEC
from 12th to 24th November to finalize one project with CMEC and start up another
CMEC is back after its center retreat
30 CMEC researchers have just returned after a week in the Greek mountains.
Two positions available at CMEC
A PhD scholarship in Phylogeography, Extinctions and Global Climate Change and a position as a bioinformatician has been made available.
Investment needed to save nature: US$80 billion a year
New study published in Science costs out key conservation targets. Professor Neil Burgess is one of the authors.
Guest talk by Bill Sutherland this friday
Professor Bill Sutherland is giving a seminar on "Making conservation more effective" in relation to an international workshop in language-biodiversity hosted by CMEC.
Visit by Ian Owens
The new Research Director of The Natural History Museum, London is visiting CMEC for the next two days.
New research into species extinction under climate change
Nine researchers from University of Copenhagen are awarded the prestigious Sapere Aude grant.
New status report out on Danish nature and agriculture
The Commission on Nature and Agriculture has released their status report for the current situation and challenges facing Danish nature and agriculture. Carsten Rahbek is one of the 12 authors.
Scientific Advisor for WWViews on Biodiversity
CMEC has coordinated the Scientific Advisory Board behind the information booklet, World Wide Views - Biodiversity, which is presented to citizens across the world.
Washington Rocha visits CMEC this week
He gives a talk Tuesday 18/9: "Climate Change Effects on the Caating Biome (Brazil)"
Scott Carroll is visiting CMEC
and give a talk Monday 10th Sep 14:00 in 2nd floor building 3.
CMEC goes to sea - Blogs
Read the blog on the rough life at sea from Professor Katherine Richardson, Posdoc Mohamed Adjou and PhD student Erik Askov Mousing.
CMEC hosts EU workshop
Eleven international senior scientists with expertise in species distribution modelling is visiting CMEC
John Spence (University of Alberta) visits CMEC and CSE
this week and gives a talk Friday 7/9 at 15.00
CMEC goes to sea
Fieldwork on-board the research vessel DANA. Follow the blog for updates on water samples, expectations and life on-board.
Dr. Damien Fordham is visiting CMEC
this week and he will in that connection give a Section Seminar Friday 24-08-2012 14:00
Catherine Graham is back at CMEC
for a week where she will be teaching the international PhD course: Modelling species distributions under climate change.
CMEC invited to talk at North American Ornithologist’s Conference
Anders Tøttrup and Kasper Thorup are attending the 5th North American Ornithologist’s Conference, and both presenting invited talks.
Benjamin Blonder is visiting CMEC
and will be staying until the end of the year, working on Holocene climate reconstruction.
Rebecca Swab is back at CMEC
for a 2 weeks visit 13. Aug - 26. Aug. 2012 working in collaboration with Hans Henrik Bruun
Climate Change splits European farmers into winners and losers
Climate change may potentially benefit Danish farming through more species providing pest-control services, while southern European countries face substantial reductions in beneficial species. CMEC professor Miguel Araújo is the senior author behind a new study.
Miguel Araújo is visiting CMEC for the next two months
Miguel Araújo, full faculty professor in environmental change biology at CMEC, is visiting the Centre for eight weeks from August 6th to September 29th.
PhD student Pep Serra is visiting CMEC
He will be here for five weeks carrying out his work on modelling plant family richness.
New book out on Mediterranean Mountain Environments
David Nogués-Bravo from CMEC is lead author on the chapter on climate change and its impact.
Miguel Araújo receives prestigious award in biogeography
Miguel Araújo has been selected by the International Biogeography Society (IBS) to receive the 2013 MacArthur and Wilson Award that recognizes an early-research individual for a notable, innovative contribution to biogeography.
CMEC visit by Roberto Salguero-Gomez
He is a Post Doc at the Max Planck Institute in Rostock and he presents his comparative work on broad scale patterns in plant demography Friday June 22.
Katherine Richardson is blogging from Rio+20
CMEC professor Katherine Richardson is in Rio at the UN conference on Sustainable Development. Follow her daily blog and her recommended reading as she takes on guest editing at the daily newspaper Information
Helen Verjux is visiting CMEC
in 11 weeks from 4th of June. She is M.Sc. student interested in the management of natural resources and the conservation of natural ecosystems.
Top scientists meet the EC President to discuss science
Miguel Araújo, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, is one of 11 top scientists invited by the President of the European Commission to discuss a new European Scientific Advisory Board.
International Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystems a reality
After several years of international negotiations, the final operational design of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was agreed yesterday.
Carsten Rahbek receives two professorships in China
The center leader is visiting China to give two inaugural talks at Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Robin Naidoo is visiting CMEC
one month from 16th of April. He work on "Community-Based Conservation in Namibia"
Nominees announced for Nature and Environment Prize
Today, the Nordic Council announced the nominees for this year's Nature and Environment Prize. Carsten Rahbek is one of the 11 nominees.
Anders Tøttrup is new Associate Professor
in Danish Conservation Biology with focus on Danish nature.
Susanne Renner visits CMEC, March 20th - 23rd
Dr Renner from the LM University Munich will give the section seminar on Friday, March 23rd
Robert Ricklefs on 4-day visit at CMEC
He gives a talk Wednesday 21 March 2012, 2:00PM in Building 10 Auditorium A
42 researchers: This is how we halt the loss of biodiversity
A number of researchers from Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate together with a total of 42 researchers have written a new report that recommends a list of specific initiatives to halt the loss of biodiversity.
Anna Neuheimer new postdoc at CMEC
Anna, originally from Canada, has spent the last two years in Marine Ecology at Aarhus University. She arrived last week to begin a postdoc with Brian Mackenzie on cod and herring populations across the north Atlantic
Kenneth Kozak has arrived
from University of Minnesota. He will be visiting CMEC to the end of May
New analysis on biodiversity and economy
An increased effort in the forests is cheap and preserves most species. This is one of the main conclusions in a working paper on how to halt the decline of biodiversity in Denmark.
‘Extinct’ trees rediscovered
Headlines of species going extinct are far too common, but sometimes ‘extinct’ species return to life. Two tree species feared to have become extinct have both been rediscovered in Tanzania.
CMEC has had its second site-visit by DNRF
The center had its second annual site-visit by the Danish National Research Foundation on 7th of February 2012
Martin Hartvig new postdoc at CMEC
He is Danish but did his Ph.D. on theoretical population and foodweb ecology at Lund University, Sweden
CMEC is hosting workshops on the upcoming UN's Panel for Biodiversity IPBES
in cooperation with the EU presidency
Stavroula Tsoukali new Ph.d. student at CMEC
has arrived from Crete, Greece to start her Ph.d. on fisheries oceanography of small pelagic fish species
Political biodiversity workshop coming up
Sara Goodacre is visiting CMEC
22-25 nov giving af seminar 24 nov at 14.00 in building 10 aud. A
Ana María Martín Gonzalez has arrived
from Barcelona to CMEC
CMEC returns from center retreat
at the slope of Teide Vulcano at Tenerife
Jonathan Green is visiting CMEC
he is a PhD student from Andrew Balmford's lab in Cambridge
Robert Whittaker is visiting CME again
Rob Whittaker has arrived on one of his many visists as Hororary Professor at University of Copenhagen and CMEC
Catherine Graham has arrived
from Stony Brook to spend her two-month mini-sabatical at CMEC
Xiaoting Xu new PhD-student at CMEC
has arrived from Peking University to work one year at the center
Two Postdoc positions and a PhD Scholarship are available
within the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate and DTU Aqua
Position as Associate or Full Professor in Conservation Biology
is vacant at the center at Dept. of Biology, University of Copenhagen
Carsten Rahbek gives keynote talk at DO-G conference
in Germany: "Impact of climate change on ecological and evolutionary processes shaping avian biodiversity - lessons from the past"
Carsten Rahbek gives keynote talk at EEF conference in Spain
He talks about "The day after tomorrow - merging the fields of macroecology to answer the ‘holy-grail question' of what determines species diversity"
David Nogués-Bravo organises Symposium at EEF confenrence in Spain
David is organizing s symposium at the 12th European Ecological Federation conference entitled: "Synthesizing community ecology, phylogenetics and macroecology"
Dr. Gary Graves Inaugural lecture
Specimen-based modeling of extinction dates. 9th of Sept 2011
On August 29-02 Sept 2011 CMEC hosted an international PhD course
entitled "Modelling species distributions under climate change". It was organized by David Nogués-Bravo
The 8th European Ornithologists Union Conference in Riga, Latvia
27 - 31 August 2011: Monika Chrenkova, Lars Bo Jacobsen, Mikkel Willemoes Kristensen, Kasper Thorup, and Anders P. Tøttrup from CMEC will attend
Gary R. Graves new honoray professor at CMEC
Gary R. Graves has been appointed Honoray Professor for a five-year periode by the dean and will be positioned at CMEC. He arrives for his annual two-month visit on 3rd of August
Miguel Araújo new professor at CMEC
Miguel Araújo starts 1st of August in his new 5-year position (one-third time) as full faculty professor at CMEC. He arrives today and will stay for the next two month.
CMEC research in the front cover of Ecology Letters
A couple of Copris lunaris (Col. Scarabaeinae) illustrates the recent article co-authored by Nogués-Bravo.
Raquel A. Garsia new PhD-student at CMEC
She starts 1st of August be enrolled as a PhD-student at the center, working with Miguel as supervisor on a looking at the effects of climate change on African vertebrates.
Anders Højgård Petersen new Special Consultant at CMEC
He starts 1st of August as a Special Consultant at CMEC working on a project conducted together with the Danish Economic Counsil looking at cost-effeiciency of management of Danish biodiversity
David Nogués-Bravo has started
1st of June, his new appointment as Associate Professor at CMEC
8th Kristineberg Symposium on "Animal migration"
by the Wenner-Gren Foundations and The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has just been attended by Kasper Thorup and Anders Tøttrup
International PhD course on Species Distribution Models
August 29th - September 2nd 2011
Brian McKenzie participate in the ICES Science Committee meeting:
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, 3-5 May 2011 in Copenhagen
PhD scholarship at CMEC
Marine picoeukaryotes in cold water: diversity and ecology
Helen Regan is visiting CMEC
3 days from 26th April. She will be giving a section seminar on Friday 29th April at 14.00
Dr. Zhiheng Wang (CMEC) has won the Chinese Government Award for Publishing
for his coauthored book entitled "Atlas of Woody Plants in China: Distribution and Climate".
Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions
CMEC celebrated the publication of Katherines Richardson book (Cambridge University Press)
Kasper Thorup just attended the PuLP meeting in Wahington DC
The Pulse of the Living Planet meeting was hosted by the US National Geographic Society
Jeremy Kerr from University of Ottawa, Canada is visiting CMEC
He gives a seminar Wedensday March 30
Rob Dunn from North Carolina State University is visiting CMEC
He gives a seminar Friday March 25
Joanne Webster from Imperial College, London is visiting CMEC
She gives a seminar Friday March 25
PhD defence by Anna-Sofie Stensgaard 24/3 13.00
Title: The ecology of infectious diseases: Patterns, determinants and distributions of parasitic infections in Africa
The CMEC “Women in Science” group
had a half-hour meeting with Lykke Friis, the Minister for Gender Equality
Louise Holst Hemmingsen defense her master thesis
Biodiversity monitoring in two protected areas in Honduras to assess the impacts of tourism
Small migrant songbirds studied in Ghana
Field work by Kasper Thorup, Anders Tøttrup and Mikkel Willemoes (CMEC)
CMEC and IUCN signs letter of intent
A number of collaborative activities within their work programmes have been identified focusing on African biodiversity
Position as Associate Professor in Historical Biogeography
available at CMEC
Site-visit by Board Member of the university
Peter Gæmelke, board member of University of Copenhagen, will visit CMEC together with the dean of the faculty to hear firsthand about our biodiversity research
Mountain plants in peril
Nature Climate Change reports highlights a recent paper co-authored by David Nogués-Bravo.
National Geographic Research and Exploration Grant
USD 23000 received by Knud A. Jønsson and others for bird field work in the Moluccas, Indonesia
CMEC has its first site-visit by DNRF
The center had its first annual site visit by the Danish National Research Foundation on the 25 November
Peter Søgaard Jørgensen involved in the ESA student section
as International Coordination Officer
CMEC Postdocs and PhDs on Research leadership course
The first half of the CMEC course took place at the location of the Danish Royal Academy of Science on the 18-19 November
Kasper Gade is defending his Master-thesis
How anthropogenic impacts of freshwater-ecosystems affect the gastropod diversity and infection risk of schistosomiasis in the wetland areas of Taveta, Kenya
F1000 highlights CMEC study on Late Quaternary Extinctions
A study by Nogués-Bravo published recently in Evolution has been evaluated by F1000
CMEC on lab-retreat in Portugal
30 CMEC-persons - mostly PhD and Postdocs - will go to Noudar Nature Park 25-29 Oct. 2010
Brian McKenzie participate in the Census of Marine Life conference
in London. 4-6 October 2010
Annette Ostling from University of Michigan is visiting CMEC
She gives a seminar Friday 24/9
Niels Strange gave a keynote talk
Sept. 16-17 at INRA - AgroParisTech. France
CMEC involved in research on eagle owls
which revealed that they often flew long distances spending time close to inhabited areas
Jeremy Miller and Milan Rezac visits Nikolaj Scharff
12.-22- Sep. to initiate a new research project on the social Velvet Spiders
PhD defence by Michael K. Borregaard 8/9 kl. 13
in Aud. A building 10. Title: "Geographical ranges in macroecology: Processes, patterns and implications"
40th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Susanne Fritz and Christian Hof (CMEC) participates
Jean-Philippe Lessard has arrived at CMEC
from USA and started on a two-year postdoctoral position
Marine policy conference in Stockholm
Brian MacKenzie (CMEC) gives a keynote talk
Carsten Rahbek gave keynote talk at Environmental Economy Conference
An invited keynote talk on management of biodiversity was given at a confernec organized by the Danish Economic Council
Ben Holt has arrived at CMEC
from England on a two-year Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowsship.
Denmark gets a new big lake
Aage V. Jensens Naturefundation, a CMEC-cooperator, has made plans public to buy and restore the drained lake Fiilsø
18th International Congress of Arachnology
11.-17. July in Poland. Nikolaj Scharff and 4 others from CMEC participate
Irina Levinsky is defending her PhD thesis Thursday 24/6
Titel: Species distributions and climate change - linking the past and the future
Official opening of the Center for Macroecology, Evolution, and Climate
Wednesday June 16th, 2010 at 13:00. Programme for the event.
It is very rare to be widespread on Earth
Carsten Rahbek tells in interview in the newspaper Politiken
Professorship in Marine Fish Population Ecology
Applications are invited for a position as professor with emphasis on research in Marine Fish Population Ecology at DTU Aqua
Carsten Egevang is publically defending his PhD-thesis today
The thesis is entitel "Migration and breeding biology of Arctic Terns in Greenland"
Zhiheng Wang has arrived at CMEC
from China and started on a two-year postdoctoral position.
Nate Sanders has returned from NCEAS
at Santa Barbara, where he has been running a workshop on beta-diversity
Jack Willams is visiting CMEC
from University of Wisconsin to set up collaboration on impact of climate change in the Quartenary
Setting up collaboration with Andy Purvis
Susanne Fritz, Christian Hof, and Carsten Rahbek has visited Andy Purvis and his group at Silwood Park to set up new collaboration
Robin Chazdon and Rob Colwell end their sabbatical
at CMEC after 3 months stay
Mr Christian Hof is publically defending his PhD-thesis today
The thesis is entitel "Species distributions and climate change: current patterns and future scenarios for biodiversity"
Hanna Tuomisto is visiting CMEC
Professor Hanna Tuomisto from University of Turku is visiting CMEC for a week
Gary Graves has arrived at CMEC
Dr. Gary Graves from NMNH Smithsonian Institution has arrived to spend his two-month mini-sabatical.
Mohamed Adjou has arrived at CMEC
Mohamed Adjou has arrived from France and joined CMEC on a two-year postdoctoral position.
Scanning the horizon of macroecology
Susanne Fritz and Christian Hof gave presentations at this years workshop by the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Changing Seas - Effects of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems
Brian McKenzie speaks at the workshop 9-10 March in Copenhagen
Brian McKenzie participate in GLOBEC meeting in Paris
Last meeting in the Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics programme
Carsten Rahbek receives the prestigious 'Elite Researcher Price'
- the largest governmental research price in Denmark.
Conference: Integrative Migration Biology
Kasper Thorup and Anders P. Tøttrup attended the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting Jan 2010 in Seattle, USA
Workshop: The future monitoring of birds in Denmark
Michael Krabbe Borregaard and Anders P. Tøttrup attend a workshop arranged by DOF BirdLife-Denmark 14 January 2010.
Prestigous OTICON-stipend to master student
Peter Søgaard Jørgensen has been awarded one of two stipends for students.
CME on lab-retreat in Portugal
The entire lab of Carsten Rahbek with all PhD and Postdocs is in Portugal 19-23 October
Danish Little Owl achieves financial support
A political decision has been made to support the Danish little owl population with 2.1 million Danish kroner
Anders P. Tøttrup at field work on the Faroe Islands
Anders P. Tøttrup is participating in field work tracking long-distance migratory songbirds using radio telemetry on the Faroe Islands Sept. 14-19, 2009
Biodiversity and society: understanding connections, adapting to change
David Nogués-Bravo attend to the second DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference, in Cape Town, South Africa (13-16 October 2009)
Dimensions of ecology: From global change to molecular ecology
David Nogués-Bravo and Christian Hof attend the annual Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland meeting, at Bayreuth University, Germany - Sept. 14-18, 2009
Carsten Rahbek in China to set up research collaboration
Carsten and Nathan Sanders (University of Tennessee) are visiting the lab of Professor Jing-yun, Peking University, to set up macroecological research collaboration - Sept. 13-23, 2009
Neil D. Burgess new Full Professor at CME
Neil D Burgess is now Professor in Conservation Biology at the Dept. of Biology and CME, arriving from the University of Cambridge, UK and WWF-US.
New strategies for modelling climate-change impacts and interactions between the Neanderthal and modern humans.
Carsten Rahbek and David Nogués-Bravo will attend this workshop at National History Museum in Madrid, 31/8-09
Master thesis Exam, Dorthe Pedersen 14/8 at 13.15
Title: Post-fledging Survival and Behaviour of Juvenile Little Owls (Athene noctua) in Denmark. Presentation and examination will be in Danish.
Hans Henrik Bruun new Associate Professor at CME
Hans Henrik Bruun is a new Associate Professor in Plant Community Ecology at the Department of Biology and CME, arriving from the University of Lund, Sweden. His research interests are described in the "People" section
CME represented at Niche Evolution conference
CME will be represented at the Niche Evolution conference in Zurich 3-4 July 2009 by Susanne Fritz, Irina Levinsky, Christian Hof, Michael Krabbe Borregaard and Anders P. Tøttrup.
Carsten Rahbek and David Nogués-Bravo at Silwood-workshop
Carsten and David at Silwood Park, Imperial College participating in a workshop on "Current and past determinants of Western Palearctic biodiversity" - 29 June - 2 July
Carsten Rahbek has participated in workshop on Radar Ornithology
Carsten is in Hvide Sande, west-Jutland participating in a consensus workshop on the use of radars to monitor migrating birds - June 2-4, 2009
Carsten Rahbek participate in NEScent workshop
Carsten is in N. Carolina as co-PI on a NESCent on "Montane diversity in space and time: Linking evolutionary biology and macroecology" - May 26-29, 2009
Antoine Guisan is visiting CME
Dr. Antoine Guisan from University of Lausanne is visiting CME from the 18th to 20th of May to work on collaborative projects.
Robert Whittaker is visiting CME
Rob Whittaker has arrived and will give his inaugural speech on Wedensday 15 April for his appointment as honorary professor at University of Copenhagen and CME
Susanne Fritz new postdoc at CME
Susanne Fritz is a new postdoc at CME, arriving from Silwood Park, where she just finished her PhD-thesis
Biodiversity ½-day seminar
Carsten Rahbek gives an invited talk the 24th of April at a half-day seminar organized by COWI on management of biodiversity.
New funds to establish Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate Change
Professor Carsten Rahbek has received funds to establish a NSF Center of Excellence: Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate Change...
Unknown species found in Mozambique
A recently discovered jungle in Mozambique turns out to contain several unknown species. Henning Adsersen (CME) interviewed in TV (Danish).
PhD defense by Anders Tøttrup
Time: Tuesday 27 January 1300 hrs
Place: Auditorium A, Building 10, Universitetsparken 15, Copenhagen
Title: The impact of climate change on phenology in migratory birds