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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Hydrological basin research and monitoring
Water quality research of main springs
Erosion dynamics and the impact of erosion on plant cover and aquifer recharge
Simulation and patterns of forest fires and their consequences
Taxonomy of plants and animals plant cover
Identification and impact evaluation of pests and forest diseases
Studies on population dynamics of commercially important species
Monitoring of natural regeneration and dynamics in degraded areas and in the pino-encino ecosystem
Monitoring population of rare and endangered species
Human population: dynamics, activities and production techniques
Impact of grazing on the flora and fauna
Quantitative and qualitative inventory of sites with exotic fauna in order to establish new adapted control programmes
Carrying capacity studies in very frequented areas
Modelling in order to evaluate the impacts of productive activities and ecotourism
Development of methodologies to assess economical value of natural resources.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Climate, erosion, geology, geomorphology, hydrology, soil, water quality/chemistry.
  Biodiversity   Birds, fauna, fires/fire ecology, flora, forest systems, monitoring/methodologies, pests/diseases, phytosociology/succession, plants, population genetics/population dynamics, species inventorying/inventory, taxonomy, tropical dry forest, vegetation studies/plant cover.
  Socio-economic   Demography, economically important species, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, mining, resource use, social/socio-economic aspects.
  Integrated monitoring   Carrying capacity/Sustainability, environmental change, land use/land cover, management issues, modelling, monitoring/methodologies.

Last updated: 3/8/2011

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