Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD)

Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD)


The vision behind the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics at NTNU 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 which we believe it is important to increase knowledge for the sustainable conservation of biodiversity in a changing world; Population ecology, Evolutionary biology, and Community dynamics.


News from CBD

CBD project gets funding
CBD congratulates Yimen Araya-Ajoy with success with his FRIPRO application to the Norwegian Research Council. He got funded the project "Social dynamics and eco-evolutionary feedbacks in wild populations" as a research project for young talents, as one of few within ecology and evolution this year. 

Report on predicting dynamics of species and communities
Prof Bernt-Erik Sæther has written a report on modelling predictions of species and communities for management purposes, as a request from the Norwegian Environment Agency. The report is written in Norwegian, and can be downloaded here

Results from the SUSTAIN project
The large integrated research project "SUSTAIN, Sustainable management of renewable resources in a changing environment: an integrated approach across ecosystems", funded by the Norwegian Research Council, ended in 2020. In this project, researchers from CEES in Oslo, the Arctic University of Tromsø, and CBD, has addressed research questions about harvesting and climate change effects on populations and ecosystems. The Research Council has published a short summary of the main findings which can be found here

EvoDemo at RørosParticipants at EvoDemo7 on Røros
The 7th annual conference of the Evolutionary Demography Society was organized as a hybrid conference combining physical attendance at the venue Røros Hotell, Røros, Norway during October 6-10 2020 with online presentations and interactions with people from several continents. In total, 70 presentations were given during the conference, a majority of those (59) as virtual presentations. In addition, 2 workshops were organized, and posters were available online. 33 persons attended the conference in person, whereas 75 persons participated online. In spite of considerable logistical challenges the conference run smoothly and the communication platform generated a lot discussion and exchange of ideas. The numerous positive feedbacks received from the participants and the Board of the Evolutionary Demography Society suggest this became a successful conference. CBD thanks the organizing committee Jonathan Fredricsson Marquez, Lisbeth Pedersen and Stefan Vriend for an excellent organization of this conference making participation such a pleasant and stimulating experience.


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Postdoctoral position in quantitative genetics and evolutionary ecology (application deadline 21st September)

Postdoctoral position in theoretical evolutionary ecology (application deadline 21st September)

PhD in evolutionary movement ecology (application deadline 21st September)

Population Ecology


Community Dynamics