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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   : The objective is to develop inter-sectoral integration and to establish partnerships for conservation of the natural aspects of the Espinhaço Range, prioritizing the connectivity of the landscape elements, such as vegetation remnants, ecological corridors, orographic groups, and drainage basins, with the perspective of monitoring and controlling actions pertaining to sustainable development, creating a policy under which the Biosphere Reserve stands as a reference for regional and national planning, valuing cultural habits and customs.

Population dynamics of plants, including endemic and threatened species; Phenological and germination studies of endemic and threatened species; Survey of the large fauna; Studies on pollination made by bees; Survey of birds; Ecology and population dynamics of reptiles and amphibians; Interactions between insects and plants; Soil-plant relations; Ecophysiological studies of the flora; Anatomy of galls produced by insects; Survey of climatic data; Regenerative potential of soil; Biomonitoring of aquatic fauna; Biomonitoring of water; Studies on recuperation of degraded areas; Studies on medicinal herbs.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, climate, hydrology, monitoring/methodologies, soil.
  Biodiversity   Amphibians, birds, degraded areas, ecology, endemic species, fauna, flora, invertebrates/insects/spiders, monitoring/methodologies, natural medicinal products, phenology, plants, pollination, population genetics/population dynamics, rare/endangered/threatened species, reintroduction, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory.
  Socio-economic   n.a.
  Integrated monitoring   Interdisciplinary studies.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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