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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Analysis of existing research about the Bliesgau region; Examination of the initial situation in terms of natural and social sciences; Ecological change in the urban, zwischenstadt and rural areas in the context of global climate change; Options of and social and ecological limits to the production and use of renewable energies; The development of environments in the context of social change (especially of structural and
demographic change); Research of nutrient cycles and geoecology
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, acidic deposition/acid rain, air quality, air temperature, climate, contaminants, erosion, geology, geomorphology, global change, groundwater, habitat, heavy metals, hydrology, indicators, meteorology, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, nutrients, pollution, pollutants, soil, topography, toxicology/toxic substances.
  Biodiversity   Afforestation/Reforestation, alien/invasive/exotic/introduced species, amphibians, autoecology/synecology, benthos, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, biotechnology, birds, breeding/reproduction, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, dune systems, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, evapotranspiration, evolutionary studies/palaeoecology/evolution, fauna, fishes, flora, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, fungi, genetic resources, genetically modified organisms/gmo, home gardens, indicators, invertebrates/insects/spiders, mammals, microorganisms, migrating populations/migration, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, natural medicinal products, natural resources, perturbations/resilience/vulnerability, pests/diseases, phenology, phytosociology/succession, plants, pollination, population genetics/population dynamics, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, reintroduction, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, taxonomy, temperate forest, vegetation studies/plant cover, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, anthropological studies/anthropology, archaeology/paleontology, capacity building, cultural aspects, demography, economic studies, energy production systems/alternative energy, firewood cutting/harvesting, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, human migration/population exodus, hunting, indicators, indicators of sustainability, industry, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, local participation, micro-credits, mining, modelling, monitoring methodologies, natural hazards, people-nature relations/man/nature, quality economies, recreation, resource use, role of women/gender, sacred sites, small business initiatives, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge, transport.
  Integrated monitoring   Conflict, ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental change, environmental quality, geographic information system/gis, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, indicators, infrastructure, institutional and legal aspects, integrated studies/interdisciplinaty, interdisciplinary studies, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, mapping, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, planning and zoning measures/zonation, policy issues, remote sensing, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, transboundary/transfrontiers, urban systems/towns/cities, watershed studies/monitoring.

Last updated: 10/08/2009

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