The Department of Central Asian Cooperation and Coordinated Development, aims at combining the scientific research capacity of universities and institutes in the field of resources and environments from five Central Asian countries, Russia and Mongolia, focusing on the water, soil, climate and biological resources in arid areas as research objectives, and then to carry out researches on regional ecological process, climate change and ecological response, terrestrial biogeochemical cycling, water resources utilization and management, ecosystem restoration and management, desertification control and biodiversity conservation. By the above-mentioned researches, the department can build a scientific team which work towards ecological researches in arid areas of Central Asian, and provide scientific basis for regional ecological security in Central Asia.
(1) Establishing the sampling transects in arid areas of Central Asia, developing joint researches on field observation and laboratory analyses, and carrying out the cross-studies of multi-level and multi-disciplinary by combining microscopy with macroscopy, and site with scale.
(2) Strengthening the scientific and technological cooperation, and academic exchange between the state universities and institutes of five Central Asian countries, Russia and Mongolia; understanding and holding the international frontier and development dynamics of scientific researches; steering scientific researches of the universities and institutes in the field of resources and environments; and attracting other country’s scholars to actively participate the projects of regional scientific and technological joint research in Central Asia.
(3) Training a passel of high-level talents which are skillful in Russian and English languages; promoting the research level and academic standing of the institute in the regional ecological study of Central Asia; putting forward the countermeasure and suggestions on Central Asian ecological security for decision-maker and researchers; providing a high-level strategic basis for the state and Central Asia.
(4) Intensifying the unified management and exchange for students abroad and visiting professors from Central Asia, Russia and Mongolia.
Observation of Soil carbon storage in desert
Observation of grassland soil respiration (winter)
Observation of grassland soil respiration (summer)
There are 30 research staffs in the Department, including 10 professors, 14 associate professors, 2 scientists of Hundred Talents Program, 2 students abroad and 2 visiting professors.
There are currently 20 postgraduate students in the Department, including 8 PhD candidates and 12 MSc candidates.
Director: Dr. Anwar Mohammat