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      Biosphere Reserve Information
     

Russian Federation

MIDDLE VOLGA

 
 
  Brief description   Continuation of the inventory making of invertebrate animals species diversity in the whole territory of the BR (including transitional zone) and continuation of monitoring on constant objects in the Zhiguli Preserve are being planned. It is planned also to organize control of the condition of the populations of rare plant species in the following territories: the National Park, Racheika pinery, Muranka pinery and Klimovka Chalky Hills. It is supposed, that systematic censuses of hunting animals and birds will be carried out. It is prospectively planned to organize station of background monitoring on the base of meteorological station Sosnovyi Solonez.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, acidic deposition/acid rain, air quality, air temperature, climate, habitat, heavy metals, hydrology.
  Biodiversity   Afforestation/Reforestation, alien/invasive/exotic/introduced species, biodiversity, birds, conservation, ecology, ecosystem assessment, fauna, fishes, forest systems, invertebrates/insects/spiders, mammals, monitoring/methodologies, mountain and highland systems, phenology, phytosociology/succession, plants, rare/endangered/threatened species, species inventorying/inventory, temperate forest, temperate grassland, vegetation studies/plant cover.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, archaeology/paleontology, bioprospecting, capacity building, cultural aspects, demography, economic studies, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, indicators, indicators of sustainability, local participation, micro-credits, mining, modelling, monitoring methodologies, natural hazards, people-nature relations/man/nature, recreation, resource use, role of women/gender, sacred sites, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge, transport.
  Integrated monitoring   Biogeochemistry, carrying capacity/sustainability, ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental quality, geographic information system/gis, indicators, infrastructure, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, mapping, planning and zoning measures/zonation, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, urban systems/towns/cities, watershed studies/monitoring.


Last updated: 12/10/2009

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