CEEEC_Identity_CMYK_FinalThe Center for Evolutionary Ecology and Ethical Conservation (CEEEC – pronounced “seek”) is a research center based at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Canada.

IMG_5288Members 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.

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