The Institute is China’s research organization for public welfare on land surface resources, environment and regional sustainable development. As a think tanks and talent pools on regional development, resources utilization and ecological construction, the Institute currently gives high priority to research focused on land surface systems, people-environment interaction, ecological networks, geo-information sciences, natural resources sciences, and agricultural policies.
This emphasis is manifested in the seven research divisions of the Institute: 1) Studies on Physical Geography and Global Change; 2) Studies on Human Geography and Regional Development 3) Studies on Natural Resources and Environmental Security; 4) Studies on Geo-information Mechanism and System Simulation; 5) Studies on Land Surface Water Cycle and Water Security; 6) Studies on Ecosystem Network Observation and Modeling;7)Studies on Agricultural and Rural Development Policy.
Key Laboratory of Land Surface Pattern and Simulation of CAS
Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling of CAS
Key Lab for Resources Use & Environmental Remediation
State Key Lab of Resource and Environment Information System
Key Lab of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes of CAS
Key Lab of Ecosystem Network Observation and Modeling of CAS
CAS Engineering Laboratory for Yellow River Delta Modern Agriculture
Yucheng Comprehensive Experiment Station
National Observation and Research Station of Lhasa Agro-ecosystem