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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Since 1971 when the Biological Station Chamela was established in the region, there has been continuous effort of research and observation. In 1988 these activities are strengthened with the addition of the Ecological Foundation of Cuixmala (FECx) that was founded to provide protection, encourage research and promote the creation of the biosphere reserve.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, climate, drought, erosion, geology, geomorphology, global change, habitat, hydrology, indicators, meteorology, nutrients, soil, topography, uv radiation/solar radiation.
  Biodiversity   Amphibians, autoecology/synecology, beach/soft bottom, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, birds, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, ecotone, endemic species, ethology, evapotranspiration, evolutionary studies/palaeoecology/evolution, fauna, fires/fire ecology, fishes, flora, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, fungi, genetic resources, indicators, invertebrates/insects/spiders, island systems/islands, lichens, mammals, mangrove, microorganisms, migrating populations/migration, natural medicinal products, natural resources, perturbations/resilience/vulnerability, pests/diseases, phenology, plankton, plants, pollination, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, sub-tropical and temperate rainforest/sub-tropical forest, taxonomy, vegetation studies/plant cover, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, capacity building, demography, economically important species, forestry, human health, natural hazards, people-nature relations/man/nature, recreation, resource use, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge.
  Integrated monitoring   Biogeochemistry, carrying capacity/sustainability, 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, monitoring/methodologies, planning and zoning measures/zonation, policy issues, sustainable development/sustainable use, transboundary/transfrontiers.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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