Guidelines for Research and Monitoring in the Wienerwald Biosphere Reserve
Daniel Zollner, Hanns Kirchmeir
Austrian MAB National Committee at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
The guidelines were developed with the intention of establishing the goals, contents, general conditions and structures for research and monitoring in the Wienerwald Biosphere Reserve: Why, in what subjects and how should research be carried out in the biosphere reserve? E.C.O. drew up a broadly structured participation process. The opinions of the local population were obtained and taken into account using online questionnaires and workshops. Experts from the area of research and biosphere reserve development contributed their views during expert workshops. The project was handled in coordination with the project “Guidelines for Research and Monitoring in the Großes Walsertal Biosphere Reserve”, which was running at the same time, but due to the very different general conditions the methods were tailored to the specific situation.