The Center for Evolutionary Ecology and Ethical Conservation (CEEEC – pronounced “seek”) is a research center based at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Canada.
Members of the CEEEC are:
Brett Buchanan – Associate Professor, Director – School of the Environment
Gillian Crozier – Canada Research Chair in Environment, Culture and Values
David Lesbarrères – Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Director, Graduate Studies (Laurentian University)
Jacqueline Litzgus – Full Professor, Department of Biology
Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde – Canada Research Chair in Applied Evolutionary Ecology
The goals of CEEEC are to promote inter-disciplinary co-operation among researchers on conservation and environmental issues and the integration of evolutionary perspectives in the conservation of biodiversity, and thus to enhance the profile of Laurentian University as a recognized leader in the field.
The key objectives of the Centre are to:
- Provide an intellectual and physical environment that will facilitate research excellence and the training of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP).
- Continue and grow the volume and quality of research in applied evolutionary ecology and conservation.
- Contribute and develop critical analysis, ethical interpretation, conceptual clarity, and philosophical examination of applied research in evolutionary ecology and conservation.
- Build collaborative partnerships with researchers from other academic, government and non-government institutions as well as industry to properly conceptualize and mitigate the effects of human activities on biodiversity loss using evolutionary perspectives.
- Create synergies by sharing intellectual, human and research resources that will lead to enhanced research outcomes.