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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   The Mishan Municipal Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting a long-term monitoring of the water quality in the Xingkai Lake valley while the Mishan Municipal Meteorological Bureau has been conducting long-term monitoring of the climate in the Xingkai Lake region. Sino-Russian joint research on biodiversity in Xingkai Lake.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, climate, contaminants, erosion, geomorphology, habitat, pollution, pollutants.
  Biodiversity   Afforestation/Reforestation, birds, boreal forest, conservation, degraded areas, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, ethology, fishes, flora, tropical humid forest, vegetation studies/plant cover, wetlands, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, aquaculture/mariculture, archaeology/paleontology, capacity building, cultural aspects, fishery/fisheries, hunting, indicators of sustainability, livelihood measures, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, local participation, monitoring methodologies, natural hazards, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, people-nature relations/man/nature, poverty, quality economies, recreation, resource use, social/socio-economic aspects, stakeholders' interests, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge.
  Integrated monitoring   Ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental change, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, indicators, integrated studies/interdisciplinaty, interdisciplinary studies, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, transboundary/transfrontiers, watershed studies/monitoring.

Last updated: 23/11/2007

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