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      Biosphere Reserve Information



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  Brief description   Air pollution, climate, hydrological factors
Ecological environment monitoring on representative forest, agriculture and water research plots
Monitoring of birds, insects, mushrooms and small mammals
Succession of natural forests
Biotope mapping
Mapping of the different zones of the biosphere reserve
GIS database
Test-cultivating of old sorts (varieties) of potatoes, cereals and fruit trees
Socio-economic monitoring
Indicators of sustainability relevant to economic activities:
plant communities, rare and endangered species, water level, socio-economical indicators will be identified soon
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Acidic deposition/Acid rain, climate, hydrology, pollution, pollutants.
  Biodiversity   Birds, ecology, forest systems, fungi, genetic resources, invertebrates/insects/spiders, mammals, methodologies, phytosociology/succession, plants, rare/endangered/threatened species.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, indicators of sustainability, monitoring methodologies, social/socio-economic aspects.
  Integrated monitoring   Geographic Information System/GIS, mapping, monitoring/methodologies, planning and zoning measures/zonation.

Last updated: 14/03/2005

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