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Monitoring of Biocultural Diversity in the Biosphere Reserve “Großes Walstertal”

Project Leader
Vogl Christian R., Project Leader
Duration:
15.05.2008-30.04.2011
Type of Research
Applied Research
Staff
Vogl-Lukasser Brigitte, Project Staff
Grasser Susanne, Project Staff (bis 31.03.2014)
BOKU Research Units
Division of Organic Farming
Funded by
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Dr. Ignaz- Seipel Platz, 1010 Wien, Austria
Abstract
In the Biosphere Reserve “Großes Walsertal” the diversity of wild gathered species, traditionally grown crops and their cultivars is closely linked to local peoples’ culture, profession and preferences. As also requested by the Sevilla Strategy (1996), the aims of this project are to document in the Biosphere Reserve with state of the arte interdisciplinary methods through a period of 35 months (including at least 16 months of ethnobotanical field research):
- the diversity of plant species gathered by local people
- the diversity of traditional crops and their cultivars grown by local people
- the diversity of local uses, habits and preferences related to these elements of biodiversity
- to make visible the role of women as users and managers of biodiversity and their distinct forms of attitudes and traditional knowledge
- to actively support various local initiatives and the Biosphere Management in their efforts for sustainable conservation and use of Biosphere resources.
The research process will be linked from the beginning to local actors and initiatives through stakeholder workshops, involvement of local people in data collection and analysis and through participatory assessment and dissemination of results at local level, incl. schools, libraries and art festivals.
Publications

Grasser S., C. Schunko, C. R Vogl & B. Vogl-Lukasser (2009): Monitoring of Biocultural Diversity. The use and management of biodiversity of wild gathered plant species in the Biosphere Reserve “Großes Walsertal” (Vorarlberg, Austria).
[Fourth Symposion of the National Park Hohe Tauern for Research in Protected Areas Hohe Tauern National Park, Kaprun, Austria, September 17th - 19th, 2009 ]

In: Bauch K. (Hrsg.), Conference Volume “the 4th Symposium of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern for Research in Protected Areas”, 105-109; ISBN: 13 978-3-95020

Vorträge

Grasser, S.; Schunko, C.; Vogl, C.R. (2010): Reichhaltiges Erfahrungswissen über pflanzliche Vielfalt – „Biocultural Diversity“ im Biosphärenpark Großes Walsertal, Vorarlberg. [Poster]

, Forum Natur - Symposium Naturwissenschaften in Vorarlberg, 9. April 2010, Dornbirn

Grasser, S.; Vogl, C. R.; Vogl-Lukasser, B. (2010): Monitoring of Biocultural Diversity. The use and management of biodiversity of crops, cultivars and wild gathered plant species in the Biosphere Reserve “Großes Walsertal” (Vorarlberg, Austria). [Poster]

, Symposium Agrobiodiversität – Entwicklungen, Trends, Einflussfaktoren. Netzwerk Land/Umweltdachverband, 28. April 2010, Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien

Grasser S., C. R Vogl.& B. Vogl-Lukasser (2009): Monitoring of Biocultural Diversity. The use and management of biodiversity of crops, cultivars and wild gathered plant species in the Biosphere Reserve “Großes Walsertal” (Vorarlberg, Austria).. [Poster]

, Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany, March 14-15, 2009, Ghent, Belgium

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