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Germany

SCHORFHEIDE-CHORIN

 
 
  Brief description   Air pollutants
Anthropogenic impacts
Complex analysis of ecosystems
Scientific data to support ecosystem management
Landscape models and standards for nature protection
Permanent vegetation monitoring plots
GIS database
Mapping of the different zones of the biosphere reserve
Breeding programmes for the European Swamp Turtle, ancient grain sorts, vegetables and old domestic animal breeds (cattle, horses, pigs)
Monitoring Programmes for White Stork, beaver, common crane
Selection of indicators of ecosystem change
Indicators of sustainability relevant to economic activities:
Criteria of organic farming; certifying of ecological forestry (FSC-Label)
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Acidic deposition/Acid rain, pollution, pollutants.
  Biodiversity   Birds, breeding/reproduction, conservation, ecosystem assessment, genetic resources, indicators, mammals, methodologies, reptiles, vegetation studies/plant cover.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, forestry, indicators of sustainability, quality economies.
  Integrated monitoring   Geographic Information System/GIS, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, mapping, modelling, planning and zoning measures/zonation.


Last updated: 2/28/2007

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