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      Biosphere Reserve Information



Photo: Gulf of Mannar BR
  Brief description   Climatological monitoring
water quality
Effects of coral mining
Environmental impact assessment on biodiversity
GIS based monitoring of vegetation
Characterization of biodiversity at a molecular level
Monitoring of fisheries
Long-term monitoring site for the conservation of flora, fauna and marine microorganisms
Assessment of present taxonomic concept of various groups on the regional ecosystem basis
Studies on biotic and abiotic stress on biodiversity
Enlisting of threatened fauna and flora based on genetic, ecological and economic significance
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Climate, hydrology, monitoring/methodologies, pollution, pollutants.
  Biodiversity   Benthos, biodiversity, biogeography, conservation, coral reefs, ecosystem assessment, fauna, flora, genetic resources, methodologies, microorganisms, rare/endangered/threatened species, taxonomy, vegetation studies/plant cover.
  Socio-economic   Bioprospecting, economically important species, fishery/fisheries, mining, monitoring methodologies.
  Integrated monitoring   Geographic Information System/GIS, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, monitoring/methodologies.

Last updated: 27/09/2001

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