Resources (IEBR) was founded by the decision of
the Council of Ministers (HĐBT 65/CT) on 5th March 1990. Its
function consists of studying biological resources and typical
ecosystems in order to supply the needs of the population in foodstuffs,
food_grains, consumer goods, to recommend planning activities for
socio-economic development and environmental protection and to carry out
the education and training of scientists on ecology and biological
Major Scientific Objectives:
To study the flora and fauna of
To inventory and evaluate biological
resources in order to provide a basis for rational
utilization of the species having scientific, economic,
and conservation values.
To undertake research on the structure
and function of typical ecosystems in Vietnam for the
monitoring and management of natural resources and their
To work on environmental restoration,
and the designing and planning of sustainable development
from an environmental perspective.
train scientists in the field of ecology and biological
The Institute has 115 research staffs.
Associate Professors: 10
Technicians and laboratory assistants: 3
is divided into 16 Departments and 01 Biodiversity Field Station.
In recent times, IEBR has led and taken part in national, ministerial and Academy
It has carried out surveys and inventories of biological resources in different regions of Vietnam. The surveys assessed the current distribution, density and status of
species with high scientific and economic values such as Panax, Pseudopanax, Pines, Hardwoods,
Gibbons, Snub Nosed Monkey, Rhino, Wild oxes, Pheasants, Peacocks, fresh water Crocodiles etc.
The results provide a basis for recommendations on the rational utilization, restoration and protection of these precious resources.
The results can then be used in
feasibility studies of Nature Reserves and National Parks
The results of fundamental research in the Institute have been,
and will continue to be, published in the book series: Fauna and Flora of Vietnam, Plant Resources of Vietnam, Animal Resources of Vietnam, and in the following books: Conspectus
of the Flora of Vietnam, the Fauna of Vietnam, the Red Data Book of Vietnam and
the Handbook of Economic Plants of Vietnam and others.
IEBR works in co-operation with national and international institutions such as: Institute of
Problems of Ecology and Evolution (Moscow); Institutes of Botany and Zoology (St. Petersburg),
Russian Academy of Science; Institutes of Botany and Zoology (Kunming), China; Museum of Natural History (Hungary); Institute of Zoology (Poland); Institute of Entomology and the Institute
of Landscape Ecology, Czech Academy; Museum of Natural History, Paris (France); Missouri Botanical Gardens, New York Botanical Gardens, American Museum of Natural History, New York
Frankfurt Zoological Society (Germany); Adelaide Zoo (Australia), etc, and other international organisations such as IUCN, UNDP, Birdlife International, Frontier, UNESCO, WWF, ICF, PROSEA,
CIAT, WPA, etc.
Besides active research, the Institute conducts training courses leading to qualifications in Masters, Doctorates and other post-graduate level research.
In 2012, the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR) implemented 01 state-level independent research project, 02 research projects of the National Program Tay Nguyen III, 01 research project of the Application oriented basic research program , 01 research project of the Mission of environment protection, 02 independent research projects at the level of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 05 research projects of the directions under the priority of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 03 tasks of international research cooperation at the level of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 16 research projects funded by The Vietnam's National Foundation for Science and Technology (NAFOSTED), 31 research projects and 2 task at IEBR level. In addition, the Institute also hosted many branches of state-level research projects, international cooperation tasks, projects signed with the provinces, and participated in international cooperation programs.
The Institute has realized several biological resource surveys in different regions of Vietnam in order to assess the status and distribution of plant and animal species ... The results of these studies is the scientific basis for proposing measures to protect, recover and rational use of biological resources. These results can also be used for proposing establishment of Protected Areas and National Parks in Vietnam, and for proposing world's natural heritage, ...
In 2012, the research staff of the Institute has published several books and many articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals:
In 2012, the Institute also cooperates with many research organizations (IUCN, UNDP, Birdlife International, UNESCO, WWF, ICF, CIAT, WPA, DAAD, etc.), research institutes of many countries (Germany, Russia, South Korea, UK, USA, Japan, Canada, Belgium, ...) through research projects, for example:
In 2012, the Institute hosted 18 foreign guests, has sent 29 staff to work abroad; the units of the Institute have implemented many projects of bilateral cooperation, held 03 international scientific conferences.
Institute is a postgraduate training unit. In 2012, 150 post-graduate students and 45 PhD students are learning and carrying out research at IEBR. Training quality is reputable among international partners. Currently, there are among staff of the Institute three postdocs, 17 PhD students and one post-graduate student studying abroad.
PLAN FOR THE YEAR 2013
In 2013 the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources will implement the following research projects:
-01 state-level independent research project.
-The research project TN3/T07 of the National Program Tay Nguyen III.
-The research project TN3/T10 of the National Program Tay Nguyen III.
-01 research project of the Application oriented basic research program.
-08 research projects funded by The Vietnam's National Foundation for Science and Technology (NAFOSTED).
-01 independent research project at the level of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
-01 task of international research cooperation with Russia.
-05 research projects of the directions under the priority of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
In 2013 the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources expects to recruit 20 PhD students and 50 post-graduate students. International cooperation will be maintained. In 2013 the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources will hold the 5th National Conference on Ecology and Biological Resources.
The 2nd International workshop on flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam has been organized at the Hotel of Ministry of Defence 33A Pham Ngu Lao, Ha Noi.
After three working days (6-8/12/2010) the workshop has been successfully finished. (Click to see details)
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The Signing Ceremony of the Cooperation Agreement between Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR) and National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)
On the 01/11/2012 Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources has organized the Signing Ceremony of the Cooperation Agreement with National Institute of Biological Resources.
After the Signing Ceremony, a mixed group of scientists from both
IEBR and NIBR has visited Ba Ba National Park and Trung Khanh protected area - the intended study area of the cooperation.
The French-Vietnamese School is a regular event of the international cooperation between Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and
French National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS, France). This year, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (VAST) has jointly with Institute of Ecology and
Environment (CNRS) organized this School from 5-15/11/2012 in Do Son, Hai Phong province