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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Since 1964, when UNAM set up the Tropical Biological Station Los Tuxtlas, there has been scientific research to know the Mexican Southeastern forest. There are initiatives and projects in the area for the conservation and development undertaken by governmental sectors, academic institutions, social organizations and non-governmental organizations.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, air quality, climate, contaminants, drought, geology, geophysics, glaciology, habitat, hydrology, modelling, siltation/sedimentation, soil, speleology.
  Biodiversity   Algae, amphibians, arid/semi-arid, autoecology/synecology, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, birds, coastal/marine, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, dune systems, ecology, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, ecotone, endemic species, ethology, evapotranspiration, evolutionary studies/palaeoecology/evolution, fauna, fires/fire ecology, fishes, flora, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, genetic resources, genetically modified organisms/gmo, home gardens, indicators, lagoon systems, lichens, mammals, mangrove, mediterranean type/scherophyll, migrating populations/migration, monitoring/methodologies, natural resources, perturbations/resilience/vulnerability, pests/diseases, phenology, phytosociology/succession, plankton, plants, polar/arctic, pollination, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, temperate forest, tropical grassland and savanna systems, vegetation studies/plant cover.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, anthropological studies/anthropology, archaeology/paleontology, bioprospecting, cultural aspects, economically important species, energy production systems/alternative energy, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, indicators of sustainability, local participation, mining, monitoring methodologies, non-timber forest products/ntfp, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, poverty, quality economies, recreation, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge.
  Integrated monitoring   Ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental change, institutional and legal aspects, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, monitoring/methodologies, policy issues, transboundary/transfrontiers, urban systems/towns/cities.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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