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  Brief description   Reserve zone of the National Nature Park "Desniansko-Starogutskyi" and nature monument “Muravjivska” enter into the composition of core areas of the reserve; buffer zone consist of zone of regulative recreation of the National Nature Park "Desniansko-Starogutskyi", and other well-preserved natural areas; transition zone consist of settlements and areas, where forestry, agriculture, farming, hunting and fishing are conducting.

Regular scientific researches are conducting since 1996. The basic directions are biological and landscape diversity conservation, monitoring of birds migrations and vegetation dynamics. Annually the Chronicle of nature of the National Nature Park “Desniansko-Starogutskyi” is conducting. Here up to 20 scientists from the National Nature Park “Desniansko-Starogutskyi”, universities, research institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Bibliography of works numbers over 180 sources, there were published 4 monographs, 5 thesis uphold. Pupils and students are widely involved into carrying of researched.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, acidic deposition/acid rain, air quality, air temperature, climate, contaminants, drought, erosion, geology, geomorphology, global change, groundwater, habitat, hydrology, indicators, meteorology, monitoring/methodologies, pollution, pollutants, siltation/sedimentation, soil, topography, toxicology/toxic substances, uv radiation/solar radiation.
  Biodiversity   Afforestation/Reforestation, algae, alien/invasive/exotic/introduced species, amphibians, autoecology/synecology, beach/soft bottom, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, birds, boreal forest, breeding/reproduction, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, endemic species, fauna, fires/fire ecology, fishes, flora, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, fungi, indicators, invertebrates/insects/spiders, lichens, mammals, migrating populations/migration, monitoring/methodologies, natural resources, phenology, plants, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, reintroduction, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, vegetation studies/plant cover, wetlands, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, anthropological studies/anthropology, archaeology/paleontology, capacity building, control and monitoring of illegal activities, cottage industry/artisanal industry, cultural aspects, demography, economically important species, firewood cutting/harvesting, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, human migration/population exodus, hunting, indicators, indicators of sustainability, indigenous people, livelihood measures, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, local participation, micro-credits, monitoring methodologies, natural hazards, non-timber forest products/ntfp, people-nature relations/man/nature, poverty, quality economies, recreation, resource use, role of women/gender, sacred sites, 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, infrastructure, institutional and legal aspects, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, mapping, monitoring/methodologies, planning and zoning measures/zonation, policy issues, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, transboundary/transfrontiers, urban systems/towns/cities, watershed studies/monitoring.

Last updated: 12/08/2009

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