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Germany

SWABIAN ALB

 
 
  Brief description   Abiotic research: land utilization, soil condition
Biotic research: nature conservation, extensive grassland-orchards, forest and meadows research, cultural landscape, habitat and biodiversity research, Evaluation and documentation of the subjects of protection
Socio-economic research: umbrella brand for regional products, tourism, short-distance traffic, sustainable development, regional products, regional economy, renewable energy sources, demographic research
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, geology, geomorphology, groundwater, habitat, hydrology, indicators, meteorology, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, soil, speleology, topography.
  Biodiversity   Afforestation/Reforestation, autoecology/synecology, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, biotechnology, birds, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, ecotone, endemic species, fauna, flora, forest systems, genetic resources, indicators, microorganisms, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, natural resources, perturbations/resilience/vulnerability, phenology, phytosociology/succession, plants, population genetics/population dynamics, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, taxonomy, temperate forest, temperate grassland, vegetation studies/plant cover, volcanic/geothermal systems/volcano, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, anthropological studies/anthropology, archaeology/paleontology, cultural aspects, demography, economic studies, economically important species, energy production systems/alternative energy, forestry, human health, hunting, indicators, indicators of sustainability, industry, local participation, mining, modelling, monitoring methodologies, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, people-nature relations/man/nature, quality economies, recreation, resource use, small business initiatives, social/socio-economic aspects, stakeholders' interests, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge, transport.
  Integrated monitoring   Biogeochemistry, carrying capacity/sustainability, 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 tenure, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, mapping, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, planning and zoning measures/zonation, policy issues, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, urban systems/towns/cities.


Last updated: 8/10/2009

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