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 the year 2013, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR) has administered 01 independent state project, 02 projects of Tay Nguyen National Program III, 01 project of the Application Oriented Basic
Research Program, 02 Vietnam Academy of Science (VAST) independent projects, 05 VAST projects of priority research areas, 05 VAST international cooperation projects, 13 NAFOSTED projects, 41 IEBR research
projects. Moreover, IEBR has administered many parts of state projects, IEBR international cooperation projects and cooperation projects with provinces.
In the year 2013, IEBR has organized successfully V Natinal Conference on Ecology and Biological Resources. The conference proceedings have been published in a book (ISBN: 978-604-60-0730-2) with 271 reports
of almost 400 authors including 28 foreign authors.
IEBR has conducted many surveys on biological resources of different regions of Vietnam in order to assess status and distribution of animal and plant species... The results of these research constitute the scientific basis for
proposing the measures of protection, estoration and reasonable use of biological resources. These results are being used also for proposing establishment of protection areas, national parks and areas of world natural
The research results of the year 2013 of IEBR staffs have been published in varied national and international journals and books:
In the year 2013, IEBR cooperated with various international organisations (IUCN, UNDP, Birdlife International, UNESCO, WWF, ICF, CIAT, WPA, DAAD,....), and research institutions of different countries (Germany,
Russia, South Korea, England, United States, Canada, Belgium, ...) through research projects, for example: - LEGATO - in cooperation with Helmholtz Environment Research Center, Halle (Vietnam-Germany).
- Project: "Survey and Plant Specimen Collection in Vietnam", (Vietnam-South Korea).
- Project: "Biodiversity study in Vietnam", (Vietnam-South Korea (NIBR)).
- IFS project, Sweden
In the year 2013, IEBR hosted 65 foreign guests, sent 30 staffs abroad; the departments have conducted many cooperations, organized 02 International Workshops:
- International Workshop on Araceae,
- Third International Workshop on vertebrate diversity of South East Asia.
IEBR is a postgraduate education unit. In the year 2013 there are 175 postgraduate students and 50 PhD students are studying at IEBR. Currently there are several IEBR staffs in abroad: 02 for postdoc research, 11 for
PhD study, 02 for master study. In 2013 IEBR has coordinated the procedure of establishment of Faculty of Ecology, Biological Resources and Environment within the Project of establishment of Science and Technology
Academy of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology with participation of following Institutes:
- Institute of Tropical Biology;
- Institute of Environmental Technology;
- Tay Nguyen Research Institute;
- Southern Institute of Ecology;
- Vietnam Museum of Natural History.
Building scientific-technological potential:: In the year 2013 IEBR continued the project of renovation of the A11 building and the project of building the road to Me Linh Biodiversity Station.
PLAN OF THE YEAR 2014
In the year 2014 IEBR will conduct following research projects:
-Project TN3/T07 of Tay Nguyen National Program III.
-Project TN3/T10 of Tay Nguyen National Program III.
-01 project of the Application Oriented Basic Research Program.
-10 NAFOSTED Projects.
-01 project of the Program of Economic Services - Basic Survey
-01 VAST independent project.
-02 VAST projects of priority research areas.
-02 Cooperation research project with Russia.
-01 Cooperation research project with Belarus.
-01 Task assigned by the President of the Academy
Building scientific-technological potential:
In the year 2014 IEBR will propose a Research Equipment Project.
Plan of international cooperation, education and publication:
In the 2014 IEBR will recruit 20 PhD students and 65 master students, continue and develop international cooperation, participate in establishment of Science and Technology Academy with coordination of establishment of Faculty of Ecology, Biological Resources and Environment.
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 01/11/2013 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