NERC Centre for Population Biology
The Centre for Population Biology (CPB) was a research centre funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) from 1989 to 2010.
The funding was for an Interdisciplinary research centre with the following goals:
- To study the fundamental ecological processes which link individuals, populations and whole communities of plants, animals and micro-organisms.
- To improve the scientific basis for understanding and predicting ecological processes, and the consequences of human impacts upon ecosystems.
- To show how this knowledge can be applied to the rational management of the environment, with benefits for the quality of life and economic sustainability.
- To train young post-graduate (PhD) and post-doctoral scientists.