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CeMEB steering committé December 2021
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Meet the Steering Committe

Have you participated in any CeMEB events in the last year? If so, you probably met CeMEB steering committé. The committé consists of eight researchers, devoted to science and convinced that new ideas and questions are best formed in transdiciplinary discussions with others.

Main tasks for the steering committe is to plan and organize activities, and to acquire funding for activities but also for research and collaboration within the network. On the present agenda is the planning of a large Assembly in spring of 2022. The Assembly last October was a long-awaited IRL-event after several digital meetings.

"CeMEB has always been a very active community, but the pandemic has affected the international participation severely. While digital events can offer easier access to seminars and discussions, the practical experience that we get from exchange visits and research trips can't be replaced" says Leon Green.

Expanding into the future

Originally a Linnaeus Centre coordinated by the University of Gothenburg, the steering committé is now trying to define how the members want CeMEB to continue and develop into the future.

"We want to continue hosting assemblies and help our members arrange workshops, courses and other events. Going forward we want to expand and invite researchers who both have an interest and wish to contribute to the network", says Ellika Faust.

Reaching out

An important person for this development is Eva Marie Rödström, CeMEB coordinator and also a member of the committé. Among many tasks, she supports with administration and regularily updates members on what´s going on through the newsletter.

"If you would like to arrange an event within the network – please reach out to us and we can have a dialogue around how we can support you!", says Leon Green.

Members of CeMEB steering committé

 

Pierre De Wit, researcher at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg

I am interested in understanding the future effects of environmental change on marine organisms, and to that goal I study limits to adaptive and plastic abilities, within-species genetic biodiversity and seascape genomics in a variety of species. At the moment, the main focus is on bivalves and on seagrass.

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Pierre De Wit
Pierre De Wit
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Ellika Faust , PhD Student at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg

In my PhD I am working on conservation population genomics of cleaner fish, but I have a general interest in range expansion, invasion biology and hybridisation. 

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Ellika Faust
Ellika Faust
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Leon Green, researcher at the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg.

My research focus is on the evolutionary effects and responses of marine invaders when they show up in novel environments. Lately I've also started working with ecosystem traits and how they in turn affect biological invasions. 

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Leon Green
Leon Green
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Marlene Jahnke, researcher at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg

My research is on seagrass conservation genetics and seascape genomics of marine organisms. I use molecular markers to assess genetic diversity and relate the genetic results to ocean currents and environmental conditions. 

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Marlene Jahnke
Marlene Jahnke
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Marina Rafajlović, researcher at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg

I am leading the Rafajlović Modelling Evolution Group. We use theoretical models to study local adaptation in the context of speciation and species' range evolution. 

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Marina Rafajlović
Marina Rafajlović
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Eva Marie Rödström, research coordinator at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg

My interests lie in the evolution and growth of people, teams and organisations. It is with great joy and gratitude I now have the possibility to be part of this amazing network creating high value for research as well as for the society.

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Eva Marie Rödström
Eva Marie Rödström
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Matteo Tomasinipost doc at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg

My interests lie in mathematical and computational modelling of evolution in space, with a particular focus on the effects of gene flow and population structure. Right now, I am working on how populations in marine habitats adapt to environmental gradients.

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Matteo Tomasini
Matteo Tomasini
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Andreas  Wallberg, researcher at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University

I study population genomics and ecological adaptation in keystone zooplankton species to learn how they may cope with climate change and how our future oceans may function.

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Andreas Wallberg
Andreas Wallberg