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

About Section for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate

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 SMEC'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. 


SMEC hosts Sustainability Science Centre and IPBES i Danmark.