Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD)

Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD)

– SFF/CoE Centre of Excellence

Two researchers in snow with a white reindeer laying down. Photo

Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) at NTNU is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (SFF). The goal of CBD is to develop an interdisciplinary centre for research into changes in time and space of biological diversity at different organismal levels.

CBD focuses on three primary research areas, in which we believe it is important to increase knowledge for the sustainable conservation of biodiversity in a changing world.

People at CBD work with ecology, evolution and biodiversity research at all levels; from genes to ecosystems, and most of the research at the Department of Biology on these topics is done by CBD. Our research combines theoretical modelling and empirical data to try and understand mechanisms behind how individuals, populations, species and communities varies in time and space, and the consequences such variation have for population dynamics, biodiversity pattern and evolutionary processes.

We run or are strongly involved in several long-term study systems such as the house sparrow system at Helgeland, the Vega moose system, and Svalbard reindeer system, but also use laboratory-based systems such as the Daphnia and Dalechampia systems.

In addition to being a research group within IBI, CBD is also a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (SFF). As an SFF, CBD includes researchers also from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU, the NTNU University Museum, the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), and the Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO).


Official website - Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics


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Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics at NTNU


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