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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   During the last years there were several scientific research projects covering both the natural, environmental and human features of the Flores Island. Most of these projects were promoted with the aim of collecting specific information in order to support the general management of the human and natural systems of the island. The resulting information covering from human health to geology, monitoring of species and habitats is already available and will be the basis for future work, namely promoted by the Biosphere Reserve.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, acidic deposition/acid rain, air quality, air temperature, climate, erosion, geology, geomorphology, groundwater, habitat, hydrology, meteorology, monitoring/methodologies, nutrients, physical oceanography/oceans, soil, speleology, topography.
  Biodiversity   Afforestation/Reforestation, algae, alien/invasive/exotic/introduced species, amphibians, autoecology/synecology, beach/soft bottom, benthos, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, birds, breeding/reproduction, coastal/marine, community studies/communities, conservation, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, ecotone, endemic species, fauna, fishes, flora, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, fungi, home gardens, invertebrates/insects/spiders, island systems/islands, lagoon systems, lichens, mammals, monitoring/methodologies, mountain and highland systems, natural medicinal products, natural resources, plants, rare/endangered/threatened species, temperate forest, vegetation studies/plant cover, volcanic/geothermal systems/volcano, wetlands.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, capacity building, cultural aspects, economically important species, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, people-nature relations/man/nature, quality economies, recreation, resource use, social/socio-economic aspects, stakeholders' interests, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge, transport.
  Integrated monitoring   Ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental change, environmental quality, infrastructure, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, mapping, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, planning and zoning measures/zonation, policy issues, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, urban systems/towns/cities, watershed studies/monitoring.

Last updated: 11/08/2009

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