Flash flood drivers, devastations, and directions in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Evidence from a systematic map – Eze & Siegmund, 2023

Flash floods are devastating because of their abruptness. Moreover, scientists expect increased flash flood frequency from current precipitation extremes due to climate change. Such recurrence of flash floods has implications for biosphere reserves, which house varieties of plants, animals and micro-organisms and support residents' livelihoods. [pdf-embedder url=""]

Biosphere Reserves and conservation of subterranean aquatic ecosystems in Brazil – Trajano, 2023

Subterranean systems and aquifers are functional units of karst, constituting habitat units for the aquatic fauna. These are open systems, under the influence of external factors controlling the internal processes. Major well-studied Brazilian karst areas, situated in diverse biosphere reserves, are briefly described with focus on total diversity (troglobites + troglophiles + trogloxenes) and diversity…

Updates to the EuroMab Literature Database – Gledhill 2023

The International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves Literature Database has been significantly updated in 2022. This article details the changes that occurred to the database during March 2022 to December 2022. [pdf-embedder url="" title="Gledhill,M. 2023"]

The role and contribution of educational activities in UNESCO Mountain Biosphere Reserves – Gower et. al, 2022

The provision of educational activity in BRs is officially guided by Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), a UNESCO endorsed education programme. However, the independence accorded to BRs, and the diversity of circumstances they represent, mean they also innovate educational activities to reflect local characteristics. In addition, the ways in which Mountain Biosphere Reserves (MBRs), specifically,…

Updates to the EuroMab Literature Database 2021-2022 – Gledhill, 2022

The EuroMab Literature Database starting in 2021 has had significant updates to the overall database. This article details the significant updates and changes that has occurred to the database during 2021 to March 2022 period. [pdf-embedder url="" title="1-Updates to the EuroMab Literature Database 2021-2022"]