About The Computational Ecology Unit

The Computational Ecology Unit (CEU) has its origin in Department of Biology at the University of Bergen, and started its activity as part of Uni Computing in 2009.

Scientific aim

The aim is to combine evolutionary thinking with quantitative methods to explain and predict how mechanisms acting on individuals scale up to emergent phenomena at the level of populations- and ecosystems. We use this methodology to study marine ecology, fishing-induced evolution, and biological effects of climate change.


Our research relies on numerical modelling, and often cuts across scientific disciplines. Although methods and theory are derived from basic science, we repeatedly focus on applied questions for case studies or for motivation and inspiration.


Researchers in CEU share offices and the daily research environment with the Theoretical Ecology Group at the Department of Biology, University of Bergen. For more information, see http://bio.uib.no/te.

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