The Role of Environmental Geohistory in High-Mountain Landscape Conservation

Albert Pèlachs, Ramon Pérez-Obiol, Joan Manuel Soriano, Raquel Cunill, Marie Claude Bal, Juan Carlos García-Codron

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Abstract

© 2017, The Author(s). Proper management of the perceived value of any geographic space requires the capacity to interpret research results from spatial, temporal, and environmental points of view, applying the principles of environmental geohistory. Basic concepts such as baseline, threshold, or resilience are discussed from a long-term ecological perspective, with examples that explain the dynamics of fir forests as well as the changes in agricultural cover. Studying the changes in the altitudinal limit of the forest and surveying the wetlands dynamics on the southern slopes of the central Catalan Pyrenees have been shown to be effective tools to develop appropriate management tasks. The arguments presented are useful to enrich the public debate over management policies for natural protected spaces in high-mountain areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Global Change Research
Pages107-129
Number of pages22
Volume62
ISBN (Electronic)2215-1621
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Abies alba
  • Conservation
  • Environmental geohistory
  • Human perturbation
  • Palynology
  • Pedoanthracology
  • Pyrenees
  • Sedimentary charcoals

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