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Nature conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem services

Biodiversity is undergoing a major crisis primarily driven by the loss and degradation of habitats, as well as climate change. The depletion of biodiversity threatens our natural heritage, undermines ecosystems' ability to provide vital ecosystem services, and reduces their capacity to cope with ongoing pressures from global changes.

At CEC, we analyze the consequences of human impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services. We provide important knowledge to better protect ecosystems, species, and associated ecosystem services, as well as to support ecological restoration, biodiversity compensation, and sustainable financing.

Butterfly drinking nectar from a red flower. Picture.

The methods include landscape-level field studies, experimental ecology, molecular approaches, modeling of biodiversity and ecosystem services, remote sensing, as well as quantitative and qualitative social science methods. Thanks to close connections with research areas such as agronomy, agricultural and environmental economics, we can evaluate proposed solutions relevant to biodiversity and ecosystem management, governance, and legislation (such as the establishment of protected areas and biodiversity-friendly management) and integrate natural ecosystem processes into agriculture and forestry.

Our research encompasses agricultural land, forests, urban environments, and coastal ecosystems, both in Sweden and internationally, including regions such as Europe, South America, and East Africa.

Related research and collaboration environments


Marianne Hall
Research coordinator CEC
E-mail: marianne [dot] hall [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (marianne[dot]hall[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Mobile: +46 73 046 16 73

Juliana Dänhardt
Research coordinator, external collaborations
E-mail: juliana [dot] danhardt [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (juliana[dot]danhardt[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Mobile: +46 70 303 44 73