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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Terrestrial and marine ecosystem research and monitoring has been taking place in the upper Bay of Fundy region for more than 100 years. Research agencies that the proposed FBR is aligned with, include but not limited to, the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (marine), Greater Fundy Ecosystem Research Group (terrestrial), Fundy Model Forest (forest management), Université de Moncton, University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison University, Natural Resources Canada, Environment Canada, Fundy Enterprise (community economic development), the Royal District Planning Commission (land use planning) and the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (water quality monitoring). All of these organizations have varying research and/or monitoring programs. Once specific research requirements are identified by the FBR, it will collaborate with the appropriate agencies to write proposal and source funds to address the identified information gaps.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Acidic deposition/Acid rain, air quality, air temperature, climate, contaminants, erosion, geology, geomorphology, global change, groundwater, habitat, heavy metals, hydrology, indicators, meteorology, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, nutrients, physical oceanography/oceans, pollution, pollutants, siltation/sedimentation, soil, topography, toxicology/toxic substances.
  Biodiversity   Afforestation/Reforestation, alien/invasive/exotic/introduced species, amphibians, autoecology/synecology, beach/soft bottom, benthos, biodiversity, biology, birds, boreal forest, coastal/marine, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, fauna, fishes, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, fungi, genetic resources, genetically modified organisms/gmo, indicators, invertebrates/insects/spiders, mammals, microorganisms, migrating populations/migration, monitoring/methodologies, natural medicinal products, natural resources, pests/diseases, phenology, plankton, plants, population genetics/population dynamics, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, temperate forest, vegetation studies/plant cover, wetlands, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, capacity building, cottage industry/artisanal industry, cultural aspects, demography, economic studies, economically important species, energy production systems/alternative energy, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, human migration/population exodus, hunting, indicators, indicators of sustainability, indigenous people, industry, livelihood measures, local participation, monitoring methodologies, natural hazards, non-timber forest products/ntfp, people-nature relations/man/nature, quality economies, recreation, resource use, small business initiatives, social/socio-economic aspects, stakeholders' interests, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge, transport.
  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, institutional and legal aspects, integrated studies/interdisciplinaty, interdisciplinary studies, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, mapping, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, planning and zoning measures/zonation, policy issues, remote sensing, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, transboundary/transfrontiers, urban systems/towns/cities, watershed studies/monitoring.

Last updated: 03/12/2007

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