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Canada

GEORGIAN BAY LITTORAL

 
 
  Brief description   Geological studies and biological inventories have added to the basic knowledge of the area. Management-oriented studies have been undertaken for fisheries and forest management and for issues of environmental quality. Economic studies have been devoted to prospects for developing environmentally-sound local development and ecotourism. Monitoring is connected mainly to issues of resource management, environmental quality, population biology of selected biota, and ecosystem health.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Acidic deposition/Acid rain, air quality, air temperature, climate, contaminants, erosion, geology, habitat, hydrology, meteorology, monitoring/methodologies, pollution, pollutants, topography.
  Biodiversity   Algae, alien/invasive/exotic/introduced species, amphibians, autoecology/synecology, benthos, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, birds, boreal forest, community studies/communities, conservation, ecology, ecosystem assessment, fauna, fishes, flora, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, indicators, lichens, mammals, migrating populations/migration, monitoring/methodologies, natural resources, phenology, plankton, plants, rare/endangered/threatened species, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, temperate forest, wetlands, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Anthropological studies/Anthropology, aquaculture/mariculture, capacity building, cultural aspects, demography, economic studies, fishery/fisheries, forestry, indicators, indigenous people, local participation, monitoring methodologies, quality economies, recreation, resource use, small business initiatives, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism.
  Integrated monitoring   Education and public awareness, geographic information system/gis, indicators, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, planning and zoning measures/zonation, policy issues, remote sensing, sustainable development/sustainable use, watershed studies/monitoring.


Last updated: 2/26/2007

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