Research at CMEC

The Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) 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.

In addition, the researchers at CMEC are engaged within the fields of conservation and biodiversity management on a global scale, as well as Danish nature on a local scale. 

Our research helps the global society to address two of the most pressing challenges of our time:

  • How do we counter the ongoing global mass extinction of species?
  • How do we predict the effects of global land use change and climate change on biological diversity?

Read more about our research themes and projects below.