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Colombia

CIÉNAGA GRANDE DE SANTA MARTA


© Photo: Proyecto Prociénaga - GTZ
 
 
  Brief description   Meteorological monitoring
Physical and chemical parameters monitoring of water bodies
Heavy metal concentration monitoring
Contamination of organochlorides
Investigations of mangrove and lagoon systems to determine the natural conditions that structure these ecosystems and what effect human activities have on their equilibrium
Research on mangrove species such as Rhizophora mangle,
Avicennia germinans and Laguncularia racemosa
Ecosystem studies in water bodies
Monitoring of biotic variables to see what effect human constructions have on certain areas in the biosphere reserve
Characterization of fisheries
Study on institutional aspects and the effects of socio-economic changes on the environmental problems of the biosphere reserve
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, contaminants, heavy metals, meteorology, monitoring/methodologies.
  Biodiversity   Ecosystem functioning/Ecosystem structure, lagoon systems, mangrove, methodologies, plants.
  Socio-economic   Fishery/Fisheries, social/socio-economic aspects.
  Integrated monitoring   Impact and risk studies/Environmental impact, institutional and legal aspects.


Last updated: 3/27/2011

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