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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Agricultural research, soil studies, traditional land-use systems
Social sciences studies, cultural anthropology
Inventory of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species
Biogeochemical cycles/energy flow/productivity
Comparative ecological research and succession, ecosystem modelling
Forest research/tree planting
Monitoring of natural recourses
Watershed research, hydrological cycle, limnology, hydrobiology
Mapping of the different biosphere reserve zones
Methodology is developed for monitoring and research of human geography
Indicators of sustainability relevant to economic activities:
The involvement of local people in management and all activities conducted in the biosphere reserve
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Hydrology, soil.
  Biodiversity   Ecology, fauna, flora, forest systems, genetic resources, methodologies, modelling, natural resources, phytosociology/succession, plants, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, species inventorying/inventory.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, anthropological studies/anthropology, indicators of sustainability, local participation, monitoring methodologies, social/socio-economic aspects, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge.
  Integrated monitoring   Biogeochemistry, land use/land cover, management issues, mapping, planning and zoning measures/zonation, watershed studies/monitoring.

Last updated: 25/03/2005

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