The Center for Integrative Conservation (CIC) was established in 2012 to bring together scientists at XTBG working on topics related to the conservation of species and ecosystems. It aims to combine and coordinate state-of-the-art techniques in ecology, biogeography, climate change biology, systematic, genomics, remote sensing, and spatial modeling into an effective tool for conservation. The main focus is on tropical China and Southeast Asia, but the CIC also aims to contribute to national and global conservation strategies.
Until December 2018, there are 33 staff in the CIC, including 9 professors. The current CIC director is Professor Richard Corlett. At the end of 2018, there were 54 graduate students, including 26 PhD students and 28 MSc students. Of the graduate students, 22 came from outside China, as well as 8 of the 10 postdocs. 8 students graduated in 2018, 3 with PhDs and 5 with MScs. Three postdocs passed the final appraisal.
In 2018, a total of 36 on-going projects were conducted in the CIC, with total contract funding of 24.7 million RMB and allocated funding of 6.86 million RMB. There were six international cooperation projects with 2.6 million RMB in contract funding.
A total of 76 papers were published in 2018. Out of these, 31 SCI papers had a CIC member as first author, 41 SCI papers did not, and 4 papers were published with CIC first authors in Chinese journals. The cumulative impact factors of papers with a CIC first author was 141.57; 67.7% were Q1 and 19.4% were TOP 10.
CIC Annual Report 2018 could be downloaded via links below: