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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Meteorological and climate studies (tides and hurricanes)
Hydrological and geomorphological monitoring and research

Coral reefs monitoring (species diversity, species distribution, disease)
Fish larva monitoring
Coral, birds, crocodile studies
Conch and lobster population dynamics
Abundance and diversity zooplancton monitoring
Flora and fauna inventory

Fishing and tourism monitoring
Population survey
Marketing studies to develop tourism (including visit to shipwrecks)

Detailed study on marine currents and cycles in order to establish relations between the population dynamics of economically important species and the distribution of water pollutants.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, climate, contaminants, geology, geomorphology, green house gases measurements, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography/oceans, pollution, pollutants, water quality/chemistry.
  Biodiversity   Biodiversity, birds, coastal/marine, conservation, coral reefs, ethology, fauna, fishes, flora, invertebrates/insects/spiders, mangrove, natural resources, plankton, population genetics/population dynamics, reptiles, species inventorying/inventory, vegetation studies/plant cover.
  Socio-economic   Aquaculture/Mariculture, demography, economic studies, economically important species, fishery/fisheries, resource use, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism.
  Integrated monitoring   Landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, sustainable development/sustainable use.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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