Guangdong Institute of Eco-environmental and Soil Sciences (GIESS)
Institute of Eco-environmental and Soil
Sciences (GIESS) was founded in 1958 by
GIESS aims to boost the development of soil science by promoting interdisciplinary collaboration with environmental science and ecology science, to build a talent team with sustainable creativity, to construct a national-level research platform step by step, and finally to be an internationally famous research institute of tropical and subtropical soil science with a development model of integrating forward-looking basic scientific research, key and generic technology innovation and industrial service innovation.
Four research platforms
have been built: Guangdong Key Laboratory of Agricultural Environment and
Integrated Control, Guangdong Public Laboratory of Environmental Science and
Technology, Guangzhou Engineering Center of Soil Remediation Technologies and
There are six research
centers: Research Center of Soil and Land Resources, Research Center of
Pollution Control and Remediation, Research Center of Soil and Water
Conservation and Non-point Source Pollution, Research Center of Landscape
Ecology and Human
Research Center of Red Soil
Biogeochemistry, and Research Center of Soil Carbon Sequestration Technology.
Also it owns seven technology service centers: Engineering Center of Soil
remediation, Engineering Center of Sludge Treatment and Disposal,
The Institute sponsors the publishing of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, one of the core Chinese journals. The Institute has the following certifications: Environmental Impact Assessment Certification for Construction Projects, Certification of Guangdong Metrological Accreditation, Certification of China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment on Laboratory, Class B Certification of National Soil and Water Conservation and Monitoring, Class B Certification of National Soil and Water Protection Scheme Drafting, Certification of Guangdong Land Planning, and etc. And the Guangdong Soil Society is affiliated to the Institute.