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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

MSc. Vinh Xuan Nguyen


Position: doktorand

Branch: Department of Matters and Energy Fluxes

Workplace: ÚVGZ AV ČR, v. v. i.Bělidla 4aBrno603 00



Research Focus

Ecology; Ecosystems research, valuation and management; Carbon fluxes measurement and long-term ecological research;

Landscape ecology and its approach in natural resources management and biodiversity conservation;


Sept 2013 – Aug 2017: CzechGlobe PhD student in the field of Forest Ecology at Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology (FFWT), Mendel University in Brno. (in progress)

Jan 1998 – Apr 2000: College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences (COAS), Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis City, Oregon State, USA. M.Sc. degree, major in Marine Resource Management, with a minor in Earth Information Science and Technology (EIST). Cumulative G.P.A.: 3.76

1985 – 1990: Fishery University, Nha Trang City, Vietnam. Full-time five-year program. Engineer degree in Aquaculture. Commencement in July 1990.


Sept 2013 – Aug 2017: PhD student at CzechGlobe. 

1993 – now: Researcher at Department of Ecology, Institute of Tropical Biology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

2010 – 2013: Project director of Vietnam Aquatic Biofuel Project funded by SenterNovem within the framework of the Global Sustainable Biomass Programme.

2006 – 2008: Landscape Assessment and project M&E Coordinator for Asia Regional Biodiversity Conservation Program (ARBCP), Winrock International.

2003 – 2005: Coordinator and Environmental Specialist for PADCO to implement two projects in Vietnam funded by USAID/USAEP.

Oct 2000 – Sept 2003: Manager (Nov 2002 to Sept 2003) and Core Zone Coordinator (Oct 2000 – Nov 2002) of U Minh Thuong National Park Conservation and Community Development Project (1998 – 2003), implemented by CARE International in Vietnam.

May – Sept 2000: Environmental Specialist for Black & Veatch International.


2011: Certificate of Merit presented by the Chairperson of Ninh Thuận People’s Committee for having excellently accomplished the McKnight-funded Project “Sustainable livelihood development for communities in the buffer zone of Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam”.

2005: USAEP Award to recognize contributions made through working in partnership to improve the environment and quality of life for the people of Asia.

2004: Certificate of Appreciation for Community Spirit and Volunteerism presented by The United States Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and USAID on the celebration of the Earth Day 22 Apr 2004 with its theme of “Working together for a cleaner environment”.

2002: Certificate of Merit presented by Kien Giang People’s Committee for contribution to the successfully accomplished “U Minh Thuong National Park Conservation and Community Development Project”.

Important research visits and fellowships

Jan 1998 – Apr 2000: A fellowship grantee of the WWF/GEF (World Wildlife Fund/Global Environment Facility) project VIE/91/G31 to pursue a MSc degree in USA.

1995: Participated on training programme on “Environmental Management and Administration” from Oct 2 – 6, 1995 in Hanoi, Vietnam, and Oct 9 – 27, 1995 in Berlin, Germany, funded by German Foundation for International Development (DSE).


Sept 2008 – Aug 2010: Member of Core Technical Review Group for The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in Vietnam.

Brief scientometrics

Tran TV, Nguyen DH, Nguyen VX, Nguyen TTP, Luong TD, Hoang SN, 2015. Effect of seaweed stocking density on the growth and nutrient absorption of the green macro-alga. Vietnam Journal of Biotechnology 13(4A): 1397-1405. (in Vietnamese).

Nguyen VX et al., 2015. Selection of a new site for eddy-covariance research in Vietnam – Vietnamese-CzechGlobe cooperation. In Urban, O., Šprtová, M., Klem, K.. Global Change: A Complex Challenge – Conference Proceedings. 1st ed. Brno: Global Change Research Centre AS CR, v.v.i., 2015. p. 66-69. ISBN 978-80-87902-10-3.

Bui LV, Nguyen HS, Nguyen HM, Tong SPH, Nguyen LTK, Pham TM, Nguyen VX, 2012. Scientific base for the Mekong Delta to adapt to climate change and sea level rising. Ho Chi Minh City: Agriculture Publishing House. 200pp. (in Vietnamese)

Nguyen DX, Nguyen VX, 2011. Community-based monitoring of southern yellow-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) in Da Teh forest, Lam Dong province, central Vietnam. Vietnamese Journal of Primatology (ISSN: 1859-1434) Vol. 5: 47-53.

Nguyen VX, 2009. Ecological perspectives in protection the life of rivers. Vietnam Environment Administration Magazine (ISSN: 1859-042X). Vol. 7: 44-46. (in Vietnamese)

Pilgrim JD, Nguyen VX, Nguyen DX, Polet G, Thai T, Tordoff AW, Tran MH, Peters J (Eds.), 2006. Biological Assessment of the Dong Nai Conservation Landscape, Vietnam. A technical report to the Asia Regional Biodiversity Conservation Programme, Winrock International.

Nguyen VX, Wyatt A, 2006. Situation Analysis: Plain of Reeds, Viet Nam. Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Programme, Vientiane, Lao PDR. 60 pp.  MWBP.V.B.3.10.05.