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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   In general, the research objectives are focused on forestry, marine ecosystems, hydrology, wildlife, and coastal dynamics (erosion and climate change). The research activities aim the main management needs attributed to several key issues such as exploration of forest, water, wildlife and marine resources and shoreline erosion.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, climate, erosion, global change, habitat, hydrology, soil.
  Biodiversity   Afforestation/Reforestation, alien/invasive/exotic/introduced species, biodiversity, boreal forest, coastal/marine, conservation, ecology, ethology, fires/fire ecology, flora, mountain and highland systems, rare/endangered/threatened species, tundra/ta´ga, vegetation studies/plant cover.
  Socio-economic   Capacity building, cultural aspects, economically important species, energy production systems/alternative energy, firewood cutting/harvesting, fishery/fisheries, forestry, hunting, indicators of sustainability, industry, mining, natural hazards, people-nature relations/man/nature, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge.
  Integrated monitoring   Carrying capacity/Sustainability, education and public awareness, geographic information system/gis, institutional and legal aspects, planning and zoning measures/zonation, sustainable development/sustainable use.

Last updated: 23/11/2007

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