Application of the biomization technique in the Eastern Colombian Andes

Garcia-Amorena Gomez del Moral, Ignacio and Hernandez Mateo, Laura and Marchant, Rob and Berrio, Juan Carlos (2010). Application of the biomization technique in the Eastern Colombian Andes. In: "8th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference", 06/07/2010 - 10/07/2010, Budapest, Hungría.

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Title: Application of the biomization technique in the Eastern Colombian Andes
Author/s:
  • Garcia-Amorena Gomez del Moral, Ignacio
  • Hernandez Mateo, Laura
  • Marchant, Rob
  • Berrio, Juan Carlos
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Unspecified)
Event Title: 8th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference
Event Dates: 06/07/2010 - 10/07/2010
Event Location: Budapest, Hungría
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 8th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference
Date: 2010
Subjects:
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

Two pollen records (Lake Fuquene and Pantano de Martos) are analyzed in order to test the usefulness of the Biomization technique to management on forest adaptation to climate change. This work focuses on Biomes and Plant Functional Types response to climate changes on specific dates (18, 14, 12.5, 8 and 6 Kyr) along the Late Quaternary, as deduced from the pollen composition. Results show different responses of vegetation to changes in past environmental conditions, which can be attributed to the different altitudes of the two study sites. While biomes in Lake Fuquene (2500 m a.s.l.) shift from Cool Grassland at 18 Kyr to Cool Mixed Forest and Cool evergreen Forest at 6 Kyr ago, no biome shift is detected in Pantano de Martos (3200 m a.s.l.) through the Late Quaternary. A look to the different Plant Functional Types taking part on the surroundings of the study sites at different ages, together with the analyses of Arboreal / Non Arboreal pollen percentages, give a detailed idea of the ecosystem response to past climate changes. This study shows the potential of the Biomization technique as a simple and powerful tool to analyze ecosystem responses at local and regional scales.

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Item ID: 8208
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/8208/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:8208
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 28 Sep 2011 11:53
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 17:05
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