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Science and Society

Current environmental research focuses mainly on the short-term ecological impacts of human activities. How these activities affect populations and species, and thereby ecosystem functions, over time are largely ignored. Research at The Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology will contribute substantially to our understanding of the long-term - evolutionary - effects in changing environments of coastal marine ecosystems.

Results from the centre are communicated to the society in different ways. We collaborate with public authorities to develop tools for a sustainable management, and with industry to contribute to a sustainable biomarine industrial sector.

BaltGene Wiki - The BaltGene Wiki synthesizes and presents results on Baltic Sea genetic biodiversity from the BONUS project BaltGene and from other published scientific reports. The BaltGene Wiki is aimed for authorities, policy makers and fishing industry in the Baltic Sea region.

To reach schools and society we collaborate with the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure's information section. We are also involved in international activities addressing schools:


Industrial collaboration
Our marine resources attracts more and more interest harbouring a huge potential for production of food and energy as well as new molecules to be used for health care and other applications. Blue biotechnology - to harvest and protect the sea with modern biotechnology - is an emerging area and genetic resources in the sea are looked upon with increasing interest. There is also an increasing awareness that the resources have to be used in a long-term sustainable way.

The Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology contributes to the development of a sustainable biomarine sector by collaborating with companies operating in fisheries, aquaculture, biotechnology and environmental technology. We are also in the process of developing an innovation program within the centre to facilitate and encourage the development of science-based marine innovations. 

More information is available on the Swedish pages.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Eva Marie Rödström, Research coordinator


CeMEB Photo contest 2016

CeMEB Photo contest 2016 is now closed and here we present the entries that toke 1st prize in each category. 

Nature/Marine Ecosystems

Redskap, Axel Nielsen

Beyond the naked eye

Diatoms and their silica structures, Eva-Marie Zetsche

Scientists/Future Scientists at work

Underwater busy-ness, Eva Marie Zetsche

IMAGO species

Fucus vesiculosus delighted, Christian Pansch

 > See all the winners and read more about the contest!

 > During Västerhavsveckan 6-14 August 2016 you can also see the photos in Nordstan, Gothenburg, and at the Lovén Centre Tjärnö Aqauarium

The ambition is that this will be a yearly event, so keep your eyes open for next call in 2017! Maybe you will be the next winner!

CeMEB exhibition

"Genom-sökarna! På uppdrag i salt DNA"

The CeMEB exhibition "Genom-sökarna! På uppdrag i salt DNA", describing and explaining the IMAGO initiative in a popular way has been exposed at Naturum Kosterhavet National Park, as well as at the Lovén Centre - Tjärnö. It will also be on display during the international CeMEB conference Marine Evolution 2018, 15-17 May 2018 in Strömstad.

Funded by the Hasselblad Foundation

CeMEB in progress

A publication, aimed for a nonspecialist audience, presents research and results and gives an introduction to the CeMEB world. (2013) 26 pp.

CeMEB in progress – Highlights in midterm from the Linnaeus Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology

More information in Swedish





Page Manager: Eva Marie Rödström|Last update: 6/6/2016

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