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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   A wide range of scientists and technicians exist in the region, both in the natural sciences and the social sphere. This area is generating discussion forums and exchange related to local and regional issues. Regional institutions and other agencies of extra-regional research provide new knowledge for managing the area, with research, monitoring, training and extension, within areas of formal and informal education in relation to conservation and sustainable development.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, air quality, air temperature, climate, contaminants, drought, erosion, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, glaciology, global change, habitat, heavy metals, hydrology, indicators, meteorology, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, nutrients, siltation/sedimentation, soil, topography, uv radiation/solar radiation.
  Biodiversity   Algae, alien/invasive/exotic/introduced species, amphibians, arid/semi-arid, autoecology/synecology, benthos, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, biotechnology, birds, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, desertification, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, ecotone, endemic species, ethology, evapotranspiration, fauna, fires/fire ecology, fishes, flora, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, genetic resources, indicators, invertebrates/insects/spiders, lagoon systems, lichens, mammals, microorganisms, migrating populations/migration, modelling, mountain and highland systems, natural medicinal products, natural resources, perturbations/resilience/vulnerability, pests/diseases, phenology, phytosociology/succession, plankton, plants, pollination, population genetics/population dynamics, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, taxonomy, temperate forest, vegetation studies/plant cover, volcanic/geothermal systems/volcano, wetlands, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, anthropological studies/anthropology, aquaculture/mariculture, archaeology/paleontology, capacity building, cultural aspects, demography, economic studies, economically important species, energy production systems/alternative energy, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, human migration/population exodus, indicators, indicators of sustainability, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, local participation, micro-credits, mining, modelling, natural hazards, non-timber forest products/ntfp, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, people-nature relations/man/nature, poverty, quality economies, recreation, resource use, role of women/gender, sacred sites, social/socio-economic aspects, stakeholders' interests, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge.
  Integrated monitoring   Carrying capacity/Sustainability, conflict, ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental change, environmental quality, geographic information system/gis, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, indicators, infrastructure, integrated studies/interdisciplinaty, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, land use/land cover, management issues, mapping, planning and zoning measures/zonation, remote sensing, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, transboundary/transfrontiers, urban systems/towns/cities.

Last updated: 07/03/2011

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