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  Brief description   Research activities are extremely important because they provide reliable information for decision-making regarding the management of natural resources. The biosphere reserve regularly receives research results from the studies conducted in the site, and a Forum for Conservation Research, including meetings of a Research Council that is composed of all academic and research institutions working in the biosphere Reserve meets annually. The Research Council is part of the Advisory Council and is thus actively involved in communication of scientific information, decision-making and planning for the local and regional development of the communities living in the biosphere reserve.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, climate, drought, erosion, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, habitat, monitoring/methodologies, topography.
  Biodiversity   Amphibians, arid/semi-arid, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, birds, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, desertification, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, ecotone, endemic species, fauna, fishes, flora, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, genetic resources, lagoon systems, mammals, migrating populations/migration, natural medicinal products, natural resources, pests/diseases, phenology, plants, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, reintroduction, species inventorying/inventory, tropical humid forest, vegetation studies/plant cover, wetlands, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, capacity building, cultural aspects, demography, economic studies, economically important species, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, local participation, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, people-nature relations/man/nature, recreation, resource use, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge.
  Integrated monitoring   Ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, geographic information system/gis, infrastructure, institutional and legal aspects, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, mapping, monitoring/methodologies, planning and zoning measures/zonation, policy issues, remote sensing, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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