About Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate – University of Copenhagen


About Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate

Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) is a long-term funded Center of Excellence that started 1 January 2010. The Center is a part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark and Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen. 

We bring together marine and terrestrial high-profile scientists, postdoctoral scientists, PhD-students as well as technical and administrative staff.

Our scientists work within the fields of macroecology, historical biogeography, oceanography, evolutionary biology, ecology, population biology, climate change research, conservation biology and environmental economics.

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

CMEC hosts Sustainability Science Centre and IPBES i Danmark.