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Canada

NIAGARA ESCARPMENT


Photo: Willy Waterton
 
 
  Brief description   Acidic deposition
Anthropogenic pollutants
Cultural anthropology
Fish/wildlife population dynamics
Biological surveys of flora and fauna
Ecosystem studies/succession/fire effects
Ecosystem restoration
Invasive species monitoring
Great Lakes level changes
13 SI/MAB forest biodiversity plots
Mining reclamation
Recreation/tourism impacts
Mapping of the different zones of the biosphere reserve
Tree health assessment
The Biosphere Reserve has developed a monitoring framework
identifying key environmental indicators
Indicators of sustainability relevant to economic activities:
Forest fragmentation satellite image analysis; forest interior bird nesting success
Water quality monitoring
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, acidic deposition/acid rain, hydrology, monitoring/methodologies, pollution, pollutants.
  Biodiversity   Alien/Invasive/Exotic/Introduced species, biodiversity, ecosystem assessment, fauna, fires/fire ecology, fishes, flora, forest systems, methodologies, phytosociology/succession, population genetics/population dynamics, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Anthropological studies/Anthropology, indicators of sustainability, mining, recreation, tourism.
  Integrated monitoring   Environmental quality, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, mapping, monitoring/methodologies, planning and zoning measures/zonation.


Last updated: 2/26/2007

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