People at CBD


Collaborative partners

  • Marcel Visser CTE Heteren, The Netherlands
  • Norman Owen-Smith University of Witwatersrand, S Africa
  • Jon Slate. University of Sheffield, UK
  • Rob Freckleton University of Sheffield, UK
  • Philip Hedrick Arizona State University, USA
  • Henri Weimerskirch CEBC-CNRS, Chizé, France
  • Henrik Andrén Grimsö Wildlife Research Station, Sweden
  • Charles Godfray Imperial College at Silwood Park, UK
  • Tim Coulson Imperial College London, UK
  • Philip Devries University of New Orleans, USA
  • Jean-Michel Gaillard CNRS, Lyon, France
  • Sondre Aanes, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

Researchers and Post Doctors

PhD candidates

  • Sigrun Skjelseth
  • Stine Svalheim Markussen
  • Erik Blystad Solbu
  • Ane Marlene Myhre
  • Endre Grüner Ofstad
  • Øystein Hjorthol Opedal
  • Peter S. Ranke
  • Elena Albertsen
  • Øystein Kielland
  • Erlend I. Fossen
  • Mathilde Le Moullec
  • Bart Peeters
  • Thomas Haaland
  • Emma-Liina Marjakangas
  • Dilan Saatoglu
  • Kate Matthews
  Other staff

New employees at CBD

Nils Christian Stenseth
CBD is happy to present Professor Nils Christian Stenseth, University of Oslo, as member of the centre, where he will hold a professor II position as part of NTNU's programme to promote excellence in science. Prof. Stenseth is the chair of the CoE Centre of Evolutionary and Ecological Synthesis (CEES) at the University of Oslo, where he over several decades have established one of the international leading research centres within ecology and evolution. Prof. Stenseth's research should be widely known, being one of the most cited researchers within ecology and evolution. At CBD his principal focus will be to initiate research on evolution of virulence and immunity. A peak into some of his main research activity can be found by visiting his home page at the CEES or the CEES web page.

01.09.2016 Jostein Gohli
CBD welcomes Dr. Jostein Gohli. His own presentation: I am an evolutionary biologist by training, whose two major research interests are 1) the link between micro- and macroevolution, and 2) the link between ecology and macroevolution. To examine questions within these areas I rely mainly on genomics and phylogenetic comparative methods. I generally find projects and systems I know little about to be the most exciting – my greatest desire is to learn, my greatest fear is the pigeonhole. During my stay at CBD, I will work for Henrik Jensen and Arild Husby with identifying the molecular basis for polygenic adaptive evolution of house sparrow morphometry.

01.09.2016 Russel Lande
We are happy to announce that Russell Lande  on September 1 2016 started as an International Chair professor in a 100 % position at CBD. This position is a part of a program to enhance excellence in science, aimed to attract internationally leading scientists to NTNU. Lande has previously been employed as professor II at the NT-faculty. Lande is one of the world's leading evolutionary biologists, who has produced important contributions in many fields of biology. His research profile therefore fits very well with the cross-disciplinary research focus at CBD.

15.08.2016 Aline Magdalena Lee
Dr. Aline Magdalena Lee is an ecologist with a particular interest in combining theoretical modeling and empirical data analysis to uncover the mechanisms behind patterns seen in natural populations. She obtained her PhD here at the center and has recently completed a three year Marie Curie IOF project studying effects of nonbreeders on population dynamics, carried out at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. At CBD Aline will be studying effects of environmental stochasticity and trophic interactions in multi-species, harvested systems as part of the SUSTAIN project.