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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Inspection tours are conducted in coordination with PROFEPA, the Mexican Army and local authorities. Floristic inventories are conducted by the Society for the Study of the Biotic Resources of Oaxaca, and inventories of fauna by the University of the sea. Further monitoring of key species in the site: monitoring of the sea turtle, floristic compendium of resources, monitoring quality and health of communities of coral reefs, monitoring of purple snails, compendium of species of snakes, inventory of reef fish, studies of marine invertebrate organisms (sea urchins, starfish, sea cucumbers).
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, air quality, air temperature, climate, contaminants, drought, erosion, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, global change, habitat, hydrology, indicators, meteorology, monitoring/methodologies, nutrients, siltation/sedimentation, soil, topography, toxicology/toxic substances, uv radiation/solar radiation.
  Biodiversity   Algae, amphibians, arid/semi-arid, benthos, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, birds, community studies/communities, conservation, coral reefs, degraded areas, dune systems, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, ecotone, endemic species, fauna, fires/fire ecology, fishes, flora, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, home gardens, indicators, invertebrates/insects/spiders, island systems/islands, mammals, microorganisms, migrating populations/migration, mountain and highland systems, natural medicinal products, natural resources, perturbations/resilience/vulnerability, pests/diseases, phytosociology/succession, plankton, plants, pollination, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, taxonomy, vegetation studies/plant cover, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, anthropological studies/anthropology, aquaculture/mariculture, archaeology/paleontology, cultural aspects, economic studies, economically important species, energy production systems/alternative energy, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, human migration/population exodus, indicators, industry, local participation, natural hazards, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, people-nature relations/man/nature, poverty, recreation, resource use, role of women/gender, sacred sites, small business initiatives, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge, transport.
  Integrated monitoring   Carrying capacity/Sustainability, conflict, ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental change, environmental quality, geographic information system/gis, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, indicators, infrastructure, integrated studies/interdisciplinaty, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, mapping, planning and zoning measures/zonation, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, urban systems/towns/cities.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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