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      Biosphere Reserve Information
     

United States of America

SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN

 
 
  Brief description   Air quality
Exotic species
Human resources
Geosciences
Global environment
Forest health
Biodiversity
Fresh water initiatives
Threatened/endangered species
Long-term ecosystem processes
Landscape studies
Environmental biotechnology
Environmental assessment and education
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Sustainable development issues
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Air quality, geology.
  Biodiversity   Alien/Invasive/Exotic/Introduced species, biodiversity, biotechnology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, rare/endangered/threatened species.
  Socio-economic   n.a.
  Integrated monitoring   Education and public awareness, geographic information system/gis, integrated studies/interdisciplinaty, landscape inventorying/monitoring, sustainable development/sustainable use.


Last updated: 3/11/2005

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