The Center is an important department of the Science and Technology Innovation Base of Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences of the Ministry of Environmental Protection. For many years, it has provided important technical supports for the Ministry of Environmental Protection on regional ecological protection, management of important ecological function areas, key regional climate change response, ecological impact assessment of major construction projects, ecological protection and restoration of mining areas and desertification combating, etc.
Regional ecological carrying capacity and ecological security
Environmental management for resource exploitation and major construction projects
Ecological response and countermeasure strategy to climate change
Ecological degradation and restoration
Research Tasks and Achievements
The Center is among the nation’s earliest institutions that carry out the researches on regional ecological carrying capacity and ecological security, ecological degradation assessment and vegetation recovery in alpine areas in China. It has successively undertaken more than 30 national and provincial projects sponsored by the National High-Tech Application Development Projects, National Science and Technology Support Programs, Environmental Protection Commonweal Projects, etc., and has provided significant and important technical support for national environmental management.
In recent years, the Center, as the leading unit, has completed the National Ecological Status Investigation and Assessment Project, Remote Sensing Survey of the Present Ecological Environment Condition in Middle and East Parts of China. It has also assisted the drafting of the Evaluation Rules for National Ecosystem Function Reserves. These researches have provided vital technical support for the construction of national ecological function reserves in China.
As the main technical support unit of the Ministry of Environmental Protection on mining area environment management, experts of the Center have compiled many important research reports and drafted technical guidelines on environmental protection and ecological restoration for mining exploitation. Experts of the Center have also provided guidance to the regional construction and management in key ecological regions, and completed many investigations of ecological environment, division of ecological function zones, ecological construction planning and ecological industrial park planning, which vigorously promotes the development of ecological construction demonstration areas throughout the country.