Anthracological evidence suggests naturalness of Pinus pinaster in inland southwestern Iberia

Rubiales Jimenez, Juan Manuel and Garcia-Amorena Gomez del Moral, Ignacio and García Álvarez, Salvia and Morla Juaristi, Carlos (2009). Anthracological evidence suggests naturalness of Pinus pinaster in inland southwestern Iberia. "Plant Ecology", v. 200 (n. 2); pp. 155-160. ISSN 1385-0237. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-008-9439-5.

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Title: Anthracological evidence suggests naturalness of Pinus pinaster in inland southwestern Iberia
Author/s:
  • Rubiales Jimenez, Juan Manuel
  • Garcia-Amorena Gomez del Moral, Ignacio
  • García Álvarez, Salvia
  • Morla Juaristi, Carlos
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Plant Ecology
Date: February 2009
ISSN: 1385-0237
Volume: 200
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Archaeobotany - Biogeography - Holocene - Iberian Peninsula - Pinus pinaster - Vegetation history
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Silvopascicultura [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The study of well-preserved archaeological charcoals in the pre-Roman Iron Age settlement of Castillejos II (Badajoz, Spain) is used to reconstruct environmental conditions and land-use practices in vegetation landscapes in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula before the arrival of Roman civilization. The results support that, while evergreen Quercus forests dominated during the Holocene, Pinus pinaster existed as a natural element of southwestern Iberian Peninsula vegetation. Although its presence could be linked to anthropogenic disturbance or fire history, it is suggested that P. pinaster populations survived during the Holocene in the region, mixed with oaks or in monospecific stands in mountain enclaves. This hypothesis contrasts with previous assumptions that P. pinaster was not autochthonous in the area.

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Item ID: 5075
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/5075/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:5075
DOI: 10.1007/s11258-008-9439-5
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/1385-0237
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Nov 2010 10:00
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:02
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