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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   The zonation of the biosphere reserve has been determined on the basis of current Swedish legislation. Thus, the zones do not involve any new restrictions, but are designed to facilitate the prioritization of different forms of support to protect and develop the values of the area. The zonation, where the protected core areas are surrounded by buffer zones, makes clear the ecological and socio-economic interdependence between the various areas.

Tracing of leachate pollutants at treatment plants as a base for development of treatment and water quality control systems; Inventories of breeding wetland birds; Studies of birds in forests, agricultural areas and along watercourses; Studies of environmental toxins in marine fish; Studies of populations of threatened plant species; Censuses of River Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera); Inventories of common frog (Rana temporaria), moor frog (Rana arvalis), and natterjack toad (Bufo calamita); Inventories of forested areas with regard to vegetation, forest damage, stand composition and site productivity; Inventories of bats; Studies of the conditions for biodiversity; Population regulation of dabbling ducks for wetland management decisions about hunting seasons and quotas; Integrating ecosystem function into river quality assessment and management; Changes in natural and cultivated landscapes; Pupilsí learning about ecosystems; Inventory of meadows and pastures. Socio-economic issues include research on the history and development of Kristianstads Vattenrike; Biodiversity from the general publicís perspective; The River Helge Ś Valley and Mankind - strategies over time and changes in the landscape.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Geology, monitoring/methodologies, pollution, pollutants, toxicology/toxic substances.
  Biodiversity   Amphibians, biodiversity, biology, birds, conservation, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, evolutionary studies/palaeoecology/evolution, fauna, fishes, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, invertebrates/insects/spiders, monitoring/methodologies, perturbations/resilience/vulnerability, plants, population genetics/population dynamics, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, species inventorying/inventory, vegetation studies/plant cover, wetlands.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, anthropological studies/anthropology, archaeology/paleontology, cultural aspects, economic studies, hunting, people-nature relations/man/nature, social/socio-economic aspects, stakeholders' interests.
  Integrated monitoring   Carrying capacity/Sustainability, ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental change, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, integrated studies/interdisciplinaty, interdisciplinary studies, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, sustainable development/sustainable use.

Last updated: 10/04/2006

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