The function of the Department is assisting the directorate in management and service such as building scientific plan, maintaining regulations, accounting, education and international cooperation services as well as material supply for IEBR.
Head of department : Senior Researcher, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Truong, Tel: +84-24-37565943, Mobile: +84-(0)913522004, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice head of department: BSc. Cao Thi Kim Dung, Tel: +84-24-38360169, +84-(0)913091119, Email: email@example.com
Chief accountant: BSc. Doan Thi Tu Anh, Tel: +84-24-37565941, +84-(0)944069854, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Driver:Mr. Dang Thanh Ha, Tel: +84-(0)903233515; Mr. Vu Xuan Manh, Tel: +84-(0)912323762
Technician:Mr. Vu Van Bach, Tel: +84-(0)904320805
DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGICAL MUSEUM
DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Functions and tasks:
To preserve all the zoological collection for studying on the fauna and zoological resources of Vietnam, which currently include 2.857 bird specimens, 2.840 mammal specimens, 5.346 reptile and amphibian specimens, 17.600 insect specimens and a large parasite collection.
To collect and conduct taxidermy on specimens.
To organize museum ornamentation and exhibition for scientific research and public education.
To compile and publish information on Viet Nam's fauna.
The Department implemented and participated in many different projects from 1996 up to present, and is building the Database program for management of all specimens in the Museum.
To organize zoological museum service in international co-operation with zoological museum St. petersburg (Russia), AMNH, New York (USA), Zoological Museum Ontario (Canada), NHM Leiden (Netherland)...
Head of department: Superior researcher, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Vu Dinh Thong. ĐT: +84-4-38361855; +84-(0)945560108. Email: email@example.com
To study ecology, experimentally on mass-rearing insects providing a contribution to practical solutions to pest control and using of insect resources for socio- economic development and environmental protection.
Study on ecological factors in order to maximize production of insect rearing, and using they for control insect pests attacking cultivated crops, and for the experimental study of insects
Undertook successful research on biology and ecology of Trichogramma spp. and using it to control some of important target pests in the field.
Study the biology and ecology of the parasite and preductor species and their preys and hots,and use them to control pests in agriculture and forestry.
Identifying some insect goups and restore ant collections in the laboratory, and tocollected and preserved specimens of insects for research
Studing and using of insect resources for socio- economic development and environmental protection.
Carrying out several National and ministerial level and International Research Project.
Kagoshima University, Kyushu University, Gakugei Tokyo University, Hokaido University, Ryukyus University (Japan); International Network to study on ants (ANeT), ASEAN Regional Center for biodiversity conservation (ARCBC), International Institute of Biocontrol (CAB), BioNet, China Agricutural University (CAU), Chatuchak, Bangkok,Thailand CBT), Montpellier, France (MF)
Head of department: Superior researcher, Prof. Dr. Truong Xuan Lam. Tel: 4-37565899; (0)912201588. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Vice head of department: Senior researcher, PhD. Nguyen Quang Cuong. Tel: +84-4-37565899; +84-(0)916853287. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To investigate the fauna in various areas of Vietnam for evaluation of its economic and conservation significance.
To develop and implement the strategies for management, conservation and sustainable use of national biodiversity resources.
To study biology and ecology of rare and precious species for their management and conservation.
The Department has coordinated or participated in implementation of many projects on biodiversity assessment and conservation in Vietnam; published a numbers of monographies and hundreds of scientific reports in Vietnamese and international journals. Bellow are some important projects that the Department has conducted:
·1980-1985: Vietnam-Russian cooperative programme for baseline survey of wildlife in Vietnam tropical rainforests.
·1981-1986: National research programme 52-01-02 for development of scientific background for rational utilization of zoological resources in tropical forest ecosystems of Vietnam.
·1987-1990: National research programme 48C-01-02 for ecological study, conservation and restoration of highly endangered mammals (Asian elephant, Sika deer, Musk deer, etc.).
·1990-1994: National research programme KT-02 for biodiversity assessment and conservation in of Vietnam.
·1995-1997: Sectoral research programme for captive breeding of civets (Binturong, Owston’s palm civet, Large indian civet) and tigers.
·1998-2000: Sectoral research programme for captive breeding of precious and endangered species (Musk deer, Owston’s palm civet, Black bear, Malaysian Bear).
·2001 -2005: Sectoral research project for biodiversity re-assessment of protected areas and recommendation for improvement of Vietnam’s protected area system.
·2006: Sectoral research project for ecological study and conservation of Sao la (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) in Vietnam.
Department of Vertebrate Zoology has collaboration with various overseas organizations/agencies in biodiversity investigation, research and conservation aspects.
Head of department: Senior researcher, PhD. Ngo Xuan Tuong. Tel: +84-4-37562810; +84-(0)0912099978. Email: email@example.com
To study on the taxonomy of insects, and to
collect and preserve insect specimens for scientific purposes.
To investigate the insect fauna
of Vietnam, and to take part in the compilation of the fauna of Vietnam.
To study the insect diversity
and it’s conservation in Vietnam.
The unit has been operated as
the Insect study group in Department of Zoology since 1975. After that, it
joined the Department of Insect Ecology belonging to the Institute of Ecology
and Biological Resources. It has been separated into the independent research
department of Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources since 2000.
The researchers have taken part
in various projects as following:
1983: The animal investigation in Tay Nguyen from the National Progam of
the general investigation of Tay Nguyen area.
1988: The agricultural pest on the main crops in Tay Nguyen from the
National Progam of the Scientific base for the socioeconomic development
in Tay Nguyen.
1985: The study on the fauna and the ecology of animal of Vietnam from the
Vietnam-Rusian Cooperation Research Program.
1985: The Biological productivity of the forest ecosystems in Tay Nguyen
from the National Program of the Scientific base for the protection, the
restoration and the rational ultilization of Biological resources.
1991: The evaluation on the biological resources at the Songda Reservoir
area from the Program of the Scientific base for the socioeconomic
development of the Songda Reservoir area.
1995: The research for restriction of the environmental pollution caused
by chemical using in agriculture from the National Program of the
Study on Insect diversity along the HoChiMinh Highway passing the midle
Central Vietnam and propose conservation solution. VAST project.
Study on Insect diversity along the HoChiMinh Highway passing the North
Central Vietnam and propose conservation measures. VAST project.
Study on diversity of moths (Heteroctera, Lepidoptera) of tropical
forests of Vietnam under anthropogenic pressure and their practical
significance. VAST project.
of the longterm effects of chemicals used by USA in Vietnam war on the
biodiversity at Vietnam-Laos border (Quangnam and Kontum provinces) and
propose some recommendations on solutions. National project.
1996 - up
to now: The compilation of the Fauna of Vietnam and the Red Data
Book of Vietnam.
1995 - up
to now: The Program of Fundamental Research in life sciences (Nafosted).
Investigation and evaluation of the animals and plants at risk of
extinction, protection priority base for Vietnam’s Red Book revision.
State-level independent research project.2011-G/23.
§2011-2014: The evaluation on the Ecosystem Dipterocarp forest and
Ecosystem evergreen broadleaf forest in Tay Nguyen and propose conservation
§2012-2014: Taxonomy leading to better understanding and
conservation of the cicadas biodiversity of (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) northern
Vietnam, funded by the International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden.
evaluation on the biodiversity and conservation in National Parks and
Nature Reserves as well as the World heritages in Vietnam.
The results of these scientific activities are represented as
research papers were published in Vietnamese and International Journals.
More than 100 new to science insect species were described, hundreds of
species were newly recorded for the fauna of Vietnam.
volumes of Fauna of Vietnam were published.
500,000 insect specimens are preserved.
of the insect diversity in various areas in Vietnam.
Department of Insect Systematics has collaborates with some
international professional institutions such as: Royal Belgian Institute
of Natural Sciences, Brussels (Belgium); Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle,
Paris (France); Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt (Germany); Tokyo
University of Agriculture (Japan); National Science Museum Tokyo (Japan), Tokyo
Medical and Dental University (Japan), Obihiro University of Agriculture
(Japan); Veterinary Medicine, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
(Japan); National Institute of Biological Resources, Seoul (Korea); Michigan
State University (USA); National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
(Malaysia); University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); The Netherlands
Centre of Biodiversity (The Netherlands); Nizhniy Novgorod State University
(Russia); State Pedagogical University of Uljanovsk (Russia); Swedish Museum of
Natural History, Stockholm (Sweden); National Chung-Hsing University (Taiwan); Tunghai
University (Taiwan); National Museum of Natural Science (Taiwan); National
Museum of Natural History/Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (USA); North
Carolina Museum of Natural Science (USA).
research on taxonomy and identification of parasites, including protozoa,
helminthes and arthropoda in animals and human.
To study the biology,
ecology and immunology of parasites.
suitable methods for prevention and control of parasitic diseases.
environmental pollution caused by parasitic pathogen and their impact to
animals and human being.
trematode, 170 cestode, 450 nematode, 70 acanthocephalan, 100 monogenoid, 90
copepod and 50 other ecto-parasite species has been recorded.
researches on biology, ecology and life cycle of deleterious parasites such as:
Fasciola spp.; Clonorchis
sinensis; Paragonimus spp.; Fasciolopsis buski; Haplochis
spp., Heterophyes heterophyes; Taenia spp.; Angiostrongylus
cantonensis have been carried out, and preventive measures proposed.
to now we have published more than 150 articles in National Journals, 50 articles
in International Journals and 12 monographs.
1995, the department focused on parasites in mammals and birds. Many
investigations were carried throughout the whole country. From 1995 to date, we
have concentrated on parasites in fishes, amphibians and reptiles, while the
researches on parasites in animals transfer to human are ongoing.
Department has cooperative projects with some laboratories of Institute of
Parasitology, Institute of Biology and Soil Far East (Russian Academy of
Sciences), Institutes of Parasitology (Czech Academy of Sciences), Institute of
Ecology and Biological Resources (Belarus Academy of Sciences) and has
collaborates with some laboratories of Belgium, Danmack, USA, Canada, Japan,
China, Thailand, Philippines etc.
researcher, PhD. Nguyen Van Ha. Tel: +84-4-38363180; +84-(0)989836727.
Vice head of
researcher, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Ngoc Doanh. Tel: +84-4-38363180; +84-(0)912723177.
Ha Duy Ngo
Nguyen Manh Hung
Bui Thi Dung
Tran Thi Binh
Hoang Van Hien
Do Duc Ngai
Nguyen Ngoc Chinh
DEPARTMENT OF INSECT ECOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF INSECT ECOLOGY
Functions and tasks:
To research the diversity and applied taxonomy of natural enemies of pest in the agro-ecosystem.
To study the population structure, development of natural enemies of pest on agricultural systems.
To conduct ecological studies for the strategies of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Viet Nam.
The department staff have coordinated and participated in the implementation of various research programs and projects (national and international). Some of these include the following:
-National Program 48.01.04.01 (Biology for Agriculture) which provided scientific information of the most important groups of biological agents for control of pests on rice and jute crops (1981-1985).
-National Program KT.02.07 on the sustainable use of bio-resources in Viet Nam.
-The National Program for fundamental research on ecology and biology of important insects in tropical habitats of Viet Nam (1986-1990).
-The National Project to survey and inventory for the beneficial invertebrates in the typical agricultural ecosystems of Red River delta and their prospects for use in Viet Nam (1995-1997).
-The National Project to survey and inventory for the beneficial invertebrates and prospects for their use in the montane agricultural ecosystems in Hoa Binh Province (1999-2000).
-The National Project ""Fauna and Flora of Viet Nam""(supported by the Ministry of Science Technology (2002-2005).
-The National Fundamental Program for Natural Science (since 1996) There are currently over 300 scientific papers published. Research work of the Department focuses on parasitoid groups such as Braconidae, Ichneumonidae, and predator groups as Vespidae, Coccinelidae, Reduviidae, Carabidae and spiders Araneae.
Hymenoptera Department of the Zoological Institute (Russian Academy of Science); Division of invertebrates (American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA); Department of Entomology - National Museum of Natural History, Leiden (The Netherlands) and Guandong Entomological Institute (China), Zhiejang Agricultural University (China), Nanning Agricultural Academy (China) and the other Universities in Japan.
Head of department: Superior researcher, PhD. Pham Quynh Mai. Tel: +84-4-37914828; +84-(0)904575215. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice head of department: Senior researcher, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Lien. Tel: +84-4-38361440; +84-(0)917327699. Email: email@example.com
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).
the experimental ecotoxicology which forms the scientific bases of using
bio-indices for the rapid assessment and biological monitoring of water quality.
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.
Programs and Projects for fundamental research on hydrobiological fauna and
wetland ecosystems in the Mekong delta (1982-1985 and 2003-2004).
for investigation of the aquatic ecosystems and environment in the Red River
The National project
on the basic research in Life sciences (1996-2005).
project for study and establishment of model for integrated management of
natural resources and environment in the catchment area of Da River
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
project for establishment of the Vietnamese Oceanic Database (1996 to present).
project for study and application of some biological indices for assessment of
environmental quality in Vietnam (2000-2002).
of Inland Aquatic protected areas of Vietnam (2005-2006).
Project on the Fauna and Flora of Vietnam (1999 to present).
of Inland Aquatic protected areas of Vietnam (2005 - 2006).
on establishment of the reports for the Environment Impact Assessment of many
projects of infrastructure construction of Vietnam (hydropower stations, roads
carried out many programmes in collaboration with some organizations such as:
WB, ADB, IUCN, WWF, and FFI in the fields of biodiversity conservation.
of department: Senior researcher, PhD. Le Hung Anh.Tel: +84-4-37565897;
+84-(0)912630888. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
head of department: Senior researcher, PhD. Tran Duc Luong.Tel:
+84-4-37565897; +84-(0)0985724550. Email: email@example.com
To carry out research in theoretical and applied plant ecology.
To study ecosystems of high economic value, and environmental protection, and the ecology of high valuable plants.
To participate in building the technological basis for studying plant ecology.
Carrying out the study of the structure and succession of different forest types and the ecology of higher plant species.
Studying and creating scientific basis for restoration of degraded vegetation and ecosystems.
Studying the floral diversity in the high-mountainous ecosystems of Viet Nam and propose measures for its conservation, development and exploitation.
Studing and applying the theory of system analysis, mathematical modeling, computer simulation and the theory of landscape ecology to ecological studies.
Finding an approach for arresting and preventing desertification in the south of central Viet Nam.
Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ (Germany), Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (Japan), EarthWatch (USA), Shizuoka University (Japan), University of Antwerp (Belgium), Botanical Garden-Institute of Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Science (Russia).
baseline surveys, monitoring biodiversity nationwide, analyzing ecosystems and proposing
recommendations of conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biological
applying remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in ecology
study, developing plans of conserving biodiversity.
Setting up biodiversity
training courses in applying remote sensing and Geographical Information
Systems (GIS) for researches in other departments of Institute of Ecology and
Biological Resources (IEBR), local staffs in Protected Areas, postgraduate
multi-level research programs in remote sensing and GIS field. These
technologies provide update and multi-dimensional information of biological
recommendations for management organizations in order to preserve biodiversity
by applying remote sensing and GIS in risk assessment, predict environmental
biodiversity maps: distribution map of Vietnam endangered species, vegetation
maps, biodiversity maps of Vietnam Protected Areas, ecological changes…
biodiversity database for Protected Areas and nation…
training courses of applying remote sensing and GIS in biodiversity
conservation for researchers in IEBR, local staffs in Protected Areas,
postgraduate students of institutes, universities…
Academy of Sciences (Russia), Missouri Botanical Gardens (USA), Frankfurt
Zoological Society (Germany), American Museum of Natural History, New York
(USA), IUCN, BirdLife International, WWF, FFI...
http://www.geoconser.com/ is a collaborate product between the department of
Remote sensing Ecology and Centre of Biodiversity and Conservation, American
Museum of Natural History.
Vice head of department: Researcher, PhD
candidate Le Minh Hanh. Tel: +84-4-37562133; +84(0)982404076. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To survey, research and assess the status of the plant resources in Vietnam.
To study the distribution, biological characteristics, intraspecific bio-diversity, population and production of some plants possessing high socio-economic and scientific value. To study the aspects on the formation, transformation and accumulation of useful compounds in plants.
To study the scientific and technological bases for the cultivation, production and introduction of some new plants having high socio-economic value and their adaptation to different ecological areas.
To recommend methods for conservation of precious species.
Survey, investigate and evaluate the possible occurrence of plant resources in Vietnam.
Study the scientific bases for the protection, exploitation, development and utilization of plants of high economic value: aromatic plants (Mentha arvensis, M. piperita, Ocimum basilicum, O. gratissimum, Cymbopogon winterianus, C. martinii, Vetiveria zizanioides, Pogostemon cablin, Fokienia hodginsii, Litsea cubeba, Elsholtzia spp., ect.); oleiferous plants (Vernicia montana, V. fordii, Camellia oleifera, Cleidiocarpon cavaleriei, C. laurinum); medicinal plants (Stephania spp. Celastrus spp., Holarhena pubescens, etc).
Participate in the assessment on the environmental impacts of the hydroelectric plants in the country.
Investigate the biodiversity and the plant resources in some National Parks and Nature Reserves in the country.
The scientists of the Department have published over 200 scientific reports in reviews and proceedings of both national and international journals and some monographs such as: Essential oil Plants in Vietnam and Plant Resources of Vietnam.
Head of department: Senior researcher, PhD. Nguyen Quang Hung. Tel: +84-24-38364624; +84-(0)8.88848386. Email: email@example.com
Vice head of department: Senior researcher, PhD. Chu Thi Thu Ha. Tel: +84-24-37913827; +84-(0)912513505. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To investigate the flora of Vietnam, to evaluate wild species in over country, collect scientific data and compile the ""Flora of Vietnam"".
To collect and build the dried collection of plants for the National Herbarium.
To investigate and discover plants of high economic value, to propose measures for the rational utilization, protection and development of important species.
To define the present status of valuable and rare plant genes, increase measures for the conservation of those endangered species.
Investigated and studied the flora of Vietnam over the whole country since 1975.
The Department had published professional books: Flora of Vietnam, Checklist of plant species of Vietnam, Red Data Book of Vietnam etc...
Department is also carrying out the many projects for biodiversity of vegetation in many regions of Vietnam.
Komarov Botanical Institute (Russia) on the “Flora of Vietnam” project (since 1975), Plant Resources of SouthEast Asia and in cooperation with the Natural History Museum, Paris (France), Leiden University (Netherlands), Missouri Botanical Garden (USA). The Department has also cooperated with other international agencies, e.g. IUCN, FAO, and WWF.
Head of department: Superior researcher, Prof.Dr. Tran The Bach. Tel: +84-4-37564463; +84-(0)913073222. Email: email@example.com
Vice head of department: Senior researcher, PhD. Do Van Hai. Tel: +84-4-37564463; +84-(0)983903982. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
propose and carry out projects, scientific tasks on ethnobotany in Vietnam.
international cooperation on research in ethnobotany.
and conduct research on experience and knowledge of plant use by ethnic
minorities in Vietnam. Building the Data Base of Vietnamese ethnobotanical
knowledge, especially for 2005-2015 focussing on specific groups of medicinal
plants, poisons, dyes and edible plants.
experience and knowledge of plant use of ethnic minorities to produce new
products in order to contribute to the socio- economic development, and to
raise the life of people in communities by producing natural dyes from plants,
ethnic medicinal plants and remedy to treat fatal diseases, plant protection
products, and some substances for use in aquaculture. Conduct research on
conservation and development of traditional economic plants for sustainable use
of the plant gene sources. Selection and development of an anise variety (Illicium verum) having high productivity
and quality. Planning and producing some high value commercial products from
Black grass jelly (Mesona chinensis),
conserve, develop some food color plants and high economic value traditional
effect of relationship between culture, ethnic customs and the mode of
production, action level on environment and biodiversity; to propose management
policies to contribute effective and sustainable use of biodiversity, and to
conserve cultural characters of ethnic minorities.
Study on the
scientific basis and propose biodiversity conservation model in communities,
economic agricultural development model, which are suitable for specific ethnic
communities. Based on previous researches, we successfully built conservation
and development models of traditional medicinal plants for H' mong, Dao, Tay,
Thai communities in Lao Cai, Lang Son, Ha Giang, Son La Provinces. For example,
forest garden-farm economic model of Dao, household garden economic model of H'
mong, development and conservation model of dye plant gene sources at Tay,
Nung, Tudi, Pari communities.
Head of department: Senior researcher, PhD. Bui Van Thanh. Tel: +84-4-37565939; +84-(0)989965604. Email: email@example.com
Vice head of department: Superior
researcher, PhD. Nguyen Van Du. Tel: +84-4-37565939; +84-(0)904140936. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To study on taxonomy and systematics of plant, soil, insect, fresh water and marine nematodes in Vietnam.
To study on biology and ecology of plant parasitic nematodes in Vietnam and design/advisory on integrated nematode management (IPM) in agricultural and forestry productions.
To study on using of entomopathogenic nematodes for biological control of crop pests in Vietnam To use nematode as potential tools for pollution assessment and environmental biomonitoring of soil and aquatic ecosystems.
250 species of plant parasitic nematodes, 16 species of entomopathogenic nematodes and 25 other species of entomogenous nematodes; 200 species of soil freeliving nematodes; 350 species of fresh water and marine nematodes has been recorded.
Designed the IPM (integrated nematode management) for black pepper, coffee and rice productions.
Evaluated and screened 7 EPN indigenous strains as potential agents for biocontrol of principal insect pests in Vietnam; Developed mass production of EPN by in vivo and in vitro cultures and formulated 6 EPN products named as BIOSTARs; Applied for control of 30 insect pests, among them some important pests of vegetable, tobacco, vineyard and sugarcane.
Has assessed environmental quality of some agricultural soil ecosystems based on using nematode community structure and nematode maturity index (MI).
Has assessed environmental pollution in some aquatic ecosystems based on analysis of nematode data and other benthic communities.
Has compiled of national standards (as ISO-2002 VN) for water quality assessment based on use nematodes and other meio-benthos.
The Department is a member of European Society of Nematologists, American Society of Nematologists, Afro-Asian Society of Nematologist, International Society of meiobenthologists; Network for Improvement of Banana and Plantain/Asian and Pacific Network;has collaborates with some laboratories of University of Adelaide, University of Sydney (Australia); University of Gent, Leuven Catholic University (Belgium); Guangdong Entomological Ins., Bejing Ins. of Biological Control, Quindao Ocean University (China); Institute of Phytopathology, University of Bonn, Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen University; Institute of Phytopathology, Kiel University (Germany); Institute of Parasitology of Moscow, Institute of Biology and Pedology of Vladivostok, Institute of Inland Aquatic Ecology (Russia); CAB International Institute of Parasitology (UK); University of California, University of Florida (USA).
Head of department: Senior researcher, PhD. Trinh Quang Phap. Tel: +84-4-37561171; +84-(0)904798795. Email: email@example.com
DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS AND
Functions and tasks:
To study the genetic diversity in plants and animals using molecular markers
such as isozymes, SSR, RAPD, AFLP, RFLP etc to contribute to the successful
management and conservation of rare and precious species.
species and phylogeny in taxonomy and evolution based on DNA data with
implications for its taxonomy and conservation.
conservation and management of forest habitats for wild flora (six cycads Cycas
dolichpohylla, C. balansae, C. hoabinhensis, C. ferruginea, C. simplicipinna,
C. chevalieri and two bamboo species Bambusa bambos and B. nutans in northern
conservation and management of threatened species within populations by isozyme
techniques in relation to human activities, particularly deforestation and
over-exploitation of forest resources.
Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), ASEAN regional Centre for
Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC), Free University of Brussel, Ghent
To organize basic research on biodiversity, maintaining a live collection of tropical plant and animal species, taking measures for the conservation of gene pool, rehabilitation and development of endangered species of plant and animals in Vietnam.
To develop ex-situ conservation methods by importing from outside plant species, and captive breeding of high economic and scientific value animals species.
To apply the results of the researches on biological resources for increasing the living standards of local people.
Studying diversity of plant and animals species in the area.
Maintaining live collection of plant and animals.
Studying the scientific basis of, and measures for rehabilitation of regressive ecosystems.
New York Botanical Garden (USA) on diversity, conservation and phytochemistry of Vietnam flora (2006-2007).