DEPARTMENT OF AQUATIC ECOLOGY
Functions and tasks:
To conduct studies on typical aquatic ecosystems within Vietnam including the species composition, community structure, quantitative distribution, nutrient relations, assessment and prediction of ecological succession of inland waterbodies under the influences of natural and anthropogenic factors.
To study the hydrobiological fauna of fresh, brackish and sea waters (taxonomy, geographical distribution, biological characteristics, and biodiversity conservation).
To investigate the experimental ecotoxicology which forms the scientific bases of using bio-indices for the rapid assessment and biological monitoring of water quality.
The National Programs for the study of coastal ecosystems and biological resources for planning and the rational use of natural resources in the coastal zone of the northern Vietnam (1976-1980; 1981-1985; 1986-1990 and 1991-1996.
The National Programs and Projects for fundamental research on hydrobiological fauna and wetland ecosystems in the Mekong delta (1982-1985 and 2003-2004).
The project for investigation of the aquatic ecosystems and environment in the Red River delta (1997-1999).
The National project on the basic research in Life sciences (1996-2005).
The National project for study and establishment of model for integrated management of natural resources and environment in the catchment area of Da River (2001-2003).
The National project for study and establishment of complex measures for rational use of sandy land in coastal zone of central area from Quang Binh to Binh Thuan Provinces (2003-2005).
The National project for establishment of the Vietnamese Oceanic Database (1996 to present).
The Ministry project for study and application of some biological indices for assessment of environmental quality in Vietnam (2000-2002).
The Planning of Inland Aquatic protected areas of Vietnam (2005-2006).
The National Project on the Fauna and Flora of Vietnam (1999 to present).
The Planning of Inland Aquatic protected areas of Vietnam (2005 - 2006).
Participation on establishment of the reports for the Environment Impact Assessment of many projects of infrastructure construction of Vietnam (hydropower stations, roads etc)..
The department carried out many programmes in collaboration with some organizations such as: WB, ADB, IUCN, WWF, and FFI in the fields of biodiversity conservation.
Head of department: Senior researcher, PhD. Le Hung Anh. Tel: +84-4-37565897; +84-(0)912630888. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice head of department: Senior researcher, PhD. Tran Duc Luong. Tel: +84-4-37565897; +84-(0)0985724550. Email: email@example.com
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