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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Previous and on going research projects in the proposed Biosphere Reserve have taken on a multi-disciplinary and integrated character. Many of the scientific works developed on Corvo are linked to regional research and management projects that attempt to characterise ecosystems and aspects of human resource use. These projects aim at developing coherent management systems and topics range from geological classification and dynamic studies to the biology and ecology of locally important species, also covering socio-economic and cultural aspects.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, air temperature, climate, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, global change, habitat, hydrology, indicators, meteorology, physical oceanography/oceans, topography.
  Biodiversity   Algae, alien/invasive/exotic/introduced species, benthos, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, birds, breeding/reproduction, coastal/marine, community studies/communities, conservation, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, endemic species, ethology, evolutionary studies/palaeoecology/evolution, fauna, fishes, flora, freshwater/inland water, genetic resources, indicators, invertebrates/insects/spiders, island systems/islands, lagoon systems, lichens, mammals, microorganisms, migrating populations/migration, mountain and highland systems, natural resources, plankton, plants, population genetics/population dynamics, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, reintroduction, reptiles, species inventorying/inventory, taxonomy, vegetation studies/plant cover, volcanic/geothermal systems/volcano, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, cottage industry/artisanal industry, cultural aspects, demography, economic studies, economically important species, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, human migration/population exodus, human/wildlife conflicts, hunting, indicators, indicators of sustainability, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, local participation, monitoring methodologies, natural hazards, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, people-nature relations/man/nature, quality economies, recreation, resource use, role of women/gender, small business initiatives, social/socio-economic aspects, stakeholders' interests, 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, 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, remote sensing, sustainable development/sustainable use, watershed studies/monitoring.

Last updated: 26/11/2007

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