We aim to understand why some evolutionary lineages, compared to others, have been successful and contribute to a large amount of the global biodiversity pattern.
The Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate conducts research within the fields of macroecology and biodiversity. Our aim is to elucidate biology’s “laws of nature” by focusing on the four main processes influencing life on Earth: Speciation, Movement, Maintenance, and Extinction.
Our research helps society address two of the most pressing challenges of our time:
- How do we combat the ongoing global mass extinction of species?
- How do we predict the effects of global land use and climate change on biological diversity?
In addition, the staff at CMEC is engaged within the fields of conservation and biodiversity management on a global scale, as well as Danish nature on a local scale.
Read more about our research themes and current projects below: