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The status of scientific activities in United States Biosphere Reserves

Posted date: August 20, 2015
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Authors: Turner, Monica Goigel - University of Georgia; Gregg, William P., Jr. - National Park Service
Document type: Other Documents


Turner, Monica Goigel; Gregg, William P., Jr. 1983. The status of scientific activities in United States Biosphere Reserves. Environmental Conservation. 10(3): 231-237.

*This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.



The authors conducted an investigation into the status of scientific activities in all U.S. Biosphere Reserves in order to examine how successful these reserves have been in meeting the objectives of the Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB) Project-8. This was in deference to the desire of the U.S. MAB Secretariat to determine the adequacy of available data-bases, the types of research that were being conducted in reserves, the funding and support facilities, and any anthropogenic threats to the Reserves. The purpose of this paper is to present and discuss the results which we obtained, and to identify areas that seem to be in most need of improvement.