About CMEC

The Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) is a Center of Excellence at the Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen.

The aim of CMEC's research is to elucidate biology’s “laws of nature” by focusing on the main processes influencing life on Earth. Our research helps society address two of the most pressing challenges of our time: How to combat the ongoing global mass extinction of species, and how to predict the effects of global climate change on biological diversity.

We bring together terrestrial and marine high-profile researchers, postdoctoral researchers, PhD fellows as well as technical and administrative staff. Our researchers work within the fields of macroecology, historical biogeography, oceanography, evolutionary biology, ecology, population biology, climate change research, conservation biology and environmental economics.

Center Leader
Carsten Rahbek

Center Administrator
Kamilla Krause Kristensen


CMEC includes Villum Center for Global Mountain Biodiversity and Queen Margrethe's and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir's Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ocean, Climate, and Society (ROCS). In addition, CMEC hosts Sustainability Science Centre (SSC) and IPBES Denmark

Villum Center for Global Mountain...