The Institute of Ecology and Geography (hereinafter - Institute) is a public law organization in the field of research and innovation, with the legal form of organization - public institution, which conducts basic and / or applied research activities, implementation of scientific results and innovations , training and improvement of highly qualified scientific staff in the fields of ecology and geography.
The purpose of the Institute is to organize and conduct basic and applied scientific research in the field of ecology and geography on the evolution, structure, functioning of ecological and geographical systems and their basic components, their modification under the action of biotic, abiotic and anthropogenic factors, in order to protect the environment, the efficient use of natural resources, the estimation of anthropogenic impact, ensuring ecological security and the sustainable development of the country's economy.
The evolution of natural and anthropical geo-eco-systems and the elaboration of the environmental geo-information system of natural and human resources.
Priority research direction: the evolution of natural and anthropical geo-eco-systems in local, regional and cross-border context.
The directions of scientific research are the following:
a) Elaboration of the geo-information system of environment and natural resources;
b) Integrated environmental monitoring and ecological reconstruction;
c) Environmental changes (including climate change) on natural and anthropical geo- and ecosystems;
d) Automated mapping of environmental and resource components;
e) Conservation and extension of protected natural areas
f) The impact of natural and technogenic risks on geo- and ecosystems.
The main research objectives are:
a) The study of the quality and protection of the environmental components;
b) Creation of environmental, natural and human resources geo-information systems;
c) Performing integrated environmental monitoring for ecological reconstruction;
d) Assessing the impact of environmental changes (including climate change) on natural and anthropical ecosystems;
e) Elaboration of the scientific informational base regarding the natural and anthropic risk factors.