Department Overview

The structure of the Institute includes class rooms and laboratory, where standard teaching materials and instruments are equipped respectively. The members of the Institute are represented by local and international professors and lecturers.

Research Team

Ecology Research Group

The group of 8 experts who are keen on terrestrial and aquatic ecology has high experience over Myanmar’s onshore and offshore fields. The team visited rivers among the high mountains to sea beach, with scope on lives from macro benthos of 500 m oceanic slope to plateau birds. Faunal identification is accomplished up to species level.

Floral Research Group

4 expert members conduct floral identification and terrestrial ecology research jointly with ecology group in onshore environmental assessment research. Species of conservation importance are classified. Types of terrestrial habitats in Primary Forest, Secondary Woodland, Plantation, Scrubland, Grassland, Mangrove Forest, Orchard and Active Agriculture area are studied in transect method and quadrant method.

Soil and Water Research Group

Potential contamination, decomposition and disintegration of soil and water quality are the scope of the team. The four person group measured in situ and sample soil horizons, riverbed, seabed, surface water and groundwater to be examined. Soil profile and quality range in water column are directly recorded. River profiling and flow measurement are expert tasks of the team.

Social Survey Group

Social Impacts and Social (Resettlement) Action Plan are highest attention by the government and the developers nowadays. The survey group, led by social sciences and geography teachers from the universities, could have accomplished good and effective interaction among local people, government bodies, and the developers for the sustainable development.

Cultural Research Group

Myanmar has an ancient cultural background back to the 4th century B.C.E. The researchers, once from the Myanmar’s Historical Commission, conducted cultural site surveys across Myanmar, studied their historic, ethnic and cultural values, and find out potential impacts of the projects to them and provide solution for win-win situation.

Public Health Research Group

The team comprising of six medical doctors, led by the expert in public health specialization, conducted baseline data collection, research on potential impacts by the development projects and find the solution to have minimal impacts, and for upgrading health care system.

Hazard Research Group

Being volunteer scientists collaborating with international institutions, our experts could have conducted for the safety of the people from the natural hazards like earthquakes, landslides, storm surge, floods and many others. Though is not natural, fire hazard is also an important threat to the people who are around the development project areas.

Geospatial Research Group

The GIS experts of our group could manage spatial and temporal data collected in the field combining with satellite imagery to distinguish natural (original) conditions of the land, and potential impacts, and proposed development facilities for the decision makers. The one they apply is direct-hit technical tools to identify what, where, when and how to solve out the problem for the goodness of the people, the land, the developer and the country.

Atmospheric Research Group

The experts specializing air quality, both of gas and particulates, noise, and meteorological condition, would collect a full set of baseline information, and estimate potential impacts of the development, and could provide the best solution for the benefits of three ends.

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