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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Vegetation and environmental conditions in the Doñana Natural Park coastal area (SW Iberia) at the beginning of the last glacial cycle
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Phytogeography,
  • Palynology,
  • Palaeobotany
Information
Abstract
Detailed reconstructions of the vegetation of Iberia during the last glacial inception are rare due to the limited number of terrestrial sites recording this period. Active retreat of El Asperillo cliff, located on the Atlantic coast of southwestern Iberia, has exposed a fossil organic level dating back to one of the early stades of the last glacial cycle. Pollen and macrofossil analyses from this site show that the Doñana area was covered mainly by steppic vegetation; temperate trees survived the coldest periods, albeit in reduced numbers. Mediterranean taxa are extremely reduced, in contrast with other dry areas of southern Iberia over this time span. This vegetation suggests cold and arid climatic conditions, in accordance with paleoclimatic reconstructions based on several Atlantic marine cores.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
QUATERNARY RESEARCH
ISBN
0033-5894
Impact factor JCR
2,675
Impact info
Volume
75
Journal number
From page
205
To page
212
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Cesar Morales Del Molino (UPM)
  • Autor: Mercedes García Antón (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Autor: Jose Maria Postigo Mijarra (UPM)
  • Autor: Caridad Zazo Cardeña (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC))
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Historia y dinámica del paisaje vegetal
  • Departamento: Silvopascicultura
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