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PALAEOBIOGEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PINUS PINEA, A CONTROVERSIAL AND ENIGMATIC MEDITERRANEAN PINE
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Phytogeography
Information
Abstract
The origins of some species of economic importance occurring over the Mediterranean Basin have been a traditional matter of debate that has important implications for land management. The case of Pinus pinea L. (Stone pine) is probably one of the most controversial, due to its documented long-term interaction with humans and its presence as a symbolic tree in certain areas of the Mediterranean (e.g., southwestern Iberia and Tuscany). Among the rest of the Mediterranean pines, several features make this pine unique (it has a characteristic crown shape, an edible kernel, cones that require three years to mature, and a very depauperate genetic diversity across its range). In addition, its palaeoecological information is rather limited, as the taxonomic precision attained by pollen analysts is insufficient for this tree and macroremains (such as kernels or anatomically well preserved wood) are needed to unequivocally detect the species in the fossil record. Recent findings of macrofossils of Pinus pinea in inland Iberia (Duero Basin) extend the late- Holocene range of the species, but the palaeobiogeographical information and the exhaustive genetic data available still suggest a very limited natural area (but still not sufficiently well defined) and a long and intense history of linkage to humans.
International
Si
Congress
5th International Conference of the International Biogeography Society
960
Place
Creta (Grecia)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
00-00000-00-0
Start Date
07/01/2011
End Date
11/01/2011
From page
209
To page
210
Mediterranean Biogeography: Where History Meets Ecology Across Scales
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Rubiales Jimenez (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Gomez Manzaneque (UPM)
  • Autor: Ignacio Garcia-Amorena Gomez del Moral (UPM)
  • Autor: Cesar Morales Del Molino (UPM)
  • Autor: Elena Moreno Amat (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Historia y dinámica del paisaje vegetal
  • Departamento: Silvopascicultura
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