Nils Christian Stenseth

-Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the Centre for ecological and evolutionary synthesis (CEES), University of Oslo, Norway
-ISC Fellow

Nils Christian Stenseth is a professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Oslo (with strong links to Vanke school of public health at Tsinghua University, Beijing).
He has worked on a broad spectrum of ecological systems (terrestrial, marine and freshwater) as well as more theoretical issue related to the closer linking of ecology and evolution – a key issue in most of my studies has been how extrinsic and intrinsic drivers, in combination, determine the spatio-temporal dynamics.

For the last 25 years, he has been working on the ecology and evolution of the plague system (the bacterium which caused the Black Death) – for the last 10 years he has also worked on several other zoonotic diseases.
Recently his work on how to make us better prepared for a Disease X epidemic and pandemic. How to avoid a local epidemic becoming a global pandemic – and indeed how to avoid spill-over from wildlife to human. He has also recently worked on how to optimally distribute vaccine doses globally.

He is the founder of the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) and cofounder of Centre for pandemics and one-health research (P1H) at the University of Oslo

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