Guidelines for research and monitoring in the Großes Walsertal Biosphere Park
Daniel Zollner, Hanns Kirchmeir
Austrian MAB National Committee at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
Why, in what subjects and how should research in the biosphere park be carried out in future? Based on these questions, the objectives, contents, basic conditions and structures for research and monitoring in the biosphere park were set. For this aim, E.C.O. drew up an extensive process of participation. In several workshops, the people from the Großes Walsertal valley were just as much involved as the experts from the fields of research and biosphere park development in the course of expert workshops. The work was carried out in close coordination with the project “Guidelines for research and monitoring in the Wienerwald Biosphere Park” which was running at the same time. However, because of completely different basic conditions, other methods were used in the two projects.