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  Research Divisions
  Department of Oasis Ecology and Oasis Agriculture
  Department of Desert Environment and Ecological Restoration
  Department of Environmental Pollution and Process Control
  Department of Geology Mineralization and Mineral Resources
  Department of Biogeography and Bioresource
  Department of Space-to-ground Observation and System Simulation
  Department of Human-Earth System and Regional Development
  Department of Central Asian Cooperation and Coordinated Development
  State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology
  Key Laboratory of Oasis Ecology and Desert Environment, CAS
  Key Laboratory of Biogeography and Bioresource in Arid Land, CAS
  Xinjiang Research Center for Mineral Resources, CAS
  Xingjiang Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing and Geography Information System
  Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Water Cycle and Water Utilization in Arid Area
  The Central Laboratory, XIEG
  National Engineering Technology Research Center for Desert-Oasis Ecological Construction
  International Center For Arid Land Ecdogy
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  Key Laboratory of Biogeography and Bioresource in Arid Land, CAS


The Laboratory was established in 2009. Aiming at arid land, the Laboratory mainly engaged in research on floristic characteristics and distribution patterns of plants, biodiversity and its response to environmental change, and molecular biogeography.

Research Fields

(1) Distribution patterns of fauna and flora in arid land

(2) Response and adaptation of organisms to environmental and climatic changes and human disturbances in arid land

(3) Biodiversity conservation in arid land

(4) Ecological restoration of damaged ecosystems in arid land

Significant Projects

(1) Processes of carbon assimilation and carbon exchange between the soil surface and atmosphere in arid land (supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (973), 4.30 million yuan, 2009-2013)

(2) Restoration of damaged desert ecosystems based on biological soil crusts (supported by the Key project of Knowledge Innovation Programs of the CAS, 1.25 million yuan, 2009-2011)

(3) Research on IPM technologies for control of insects affecting cotton and environmental health in arid regions (supported by the Major International Cooperative Projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology, 2.37 million yuan, 2008-2010)

(4) Phytoremediation of petroleum contaminated soil in the arid zone (supported by the Key project of Knowledge Innovation Programs of the CAS, 1.15 million yuan, 2009-2011)

Laboratory of biological soil crusts

Main Publications

Zhang M L, Frotsch P W, Cruz B C. 2009. Phylogeny of Caragana (Fabaceae) based on DNA sequence data from rbcl, trnS-trnG, and ITS. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 50(3), 547559.

Pan X L, Zhang D Y, Chen X, et al. 2009. Effects of levofloxacin hydrochloride on photosystem II activity and heterogeneity of Synechocystis sp.. Chemosphere, 77(3): 413418.   

Zhang Y M, Chen J, Wang L, et al. 2007. The spatial distribution patterns of biological soil crusts in the Gurbantunggut Desert, Northern Xinjiang, China. Journal of Arid Environments, 68(4): 599–610.

Software registered by National Patent Bureau

Zhang D Y. Database software on germplasm resources of high desert plants in the North of Xinjiang. V1.0. No: 2009SR038955.

The 2nd Prize of the National Science and Technology Advancement Award: Control on Aphis gossypii using ecological techniques in Xinjiang. 2007.


Tamarix ramosissima


Fruit of Calligonum sp.


There are 48 research staffs in the Laboratory, including 20 professors, 10 associate professors, 4 scientist of the Hundred Talents Program and 1 visiting professor.

There are currently 80 postgraduate students in the Laboratory, including 30 PhD candidates and 50 MSc candidates.


Director Dr. ZHANG Yuanming

Tel: +86-991-7823158   

E-mail: zhangym@ms.xjb.ac.cn

Deputy Director: Dr. ZHANG Mingli

Tel: +86-991-7823152    

E-mail: zhangml@ibcas.ac.cn

Deputy Director: Dr. PAN Xiangliang

Tel: +86-991-7885446   

E-mail: xiangliangpan@163.com



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