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Las Tablas de Daimiel: water and sediments

Las Tablas de Daimiel: water and sediments
Las Tablas de Daimiel: water and sediments

Rosa María Mediavilla López (edicion)

Affiliation: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España

Biography: Degree in Geological Sciences (University of Salamanca, 1985) and PhD in Geology (UCM, 2001). Research Scientist of the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain, working for it since 1987. She has participated in more than 25 research projects (leader of 5, coordinator of 2), more than 90 publications and more than 40 contributions to meetings. Member of the Spanish Committee on Global Change Research, of the Spanish Committee of the International Geoscience Programme and invited speaker on Climate and Global Change issues. Expert on stratigraphy and sedimentology of Cainoizoic alluvial, fluvial and lacustrine deposits, actually focused on recent evolution of coastal, fluvial and mountain wetlands in different areas of Spain. Main Researcher of research grants (Spanish National Plan on R+D+i), since 2002 up to present day, focused on the reconstruction of the palaeoclimate, palaeohydrology and palaeoenvironments of the Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park for the last millennia.


Edition: Rosa María Mediavilla López

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Publication year: 2013

Language: Spanish

Collection: Environment


The Geological and Mining Institute of Spain has published the monograph “Las Tablas de Daimiel: Agua y sedimentos” (Las Tablas de Daimiel: Water and sediments) about this RAMSAR wetland and National Park in its Environment Series. This volume collects the state of the art of the knowledge reached by the research team composed by researchers from the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain, Complutense University of Madrid, Alcalá University and the Center for Study and Experimentation of Public Works.
The first part of the volume deals with general features of the wetland (chapter 1) and recent evolution of the climate in the wetland and surroundings (chapter 2).
Water is the subject of the second part of the book where regional aspects of the aquifer (chapter 3), characteristics and evolution of groundwater in the National Park (chapter 4), how water supply and quality determine the characteristics of the surface waters of the wetland (chapter 5) and a preliminary hydrological conceptual model (chapter 6) are shown.
The sedimentary record of the evolution of the wetland at different time scales is the subject of the third part of this monograph. Pollen record for the last 300.000 years allows to reconstruct the climate and environmental evolution for the late Quaternary (chapter 7). Spatial variability of the sedimentological and stratigraphical features obtained from cores reveals the complexity of the evolution of the present wetland since its last expansion episode, around 10.000 years ago, during the Holocene (chapter 8). Finally, the geochemical record for the last 3.000 years shows environmental cycles of decades to centuries of time span related to hydrological and climate changes of natural origin (chapter 9).
The fourth and last part of this volume deals with the consequences of the interaction between man and the aquatic environment. Wetland changes induced by man activity are evident since the Middle Ages but they are very relevant since the XVIIIth century until present day (chapter 10). One of the consequences is the degradation of the uppermost layer of the wetland soil (unsaturated zone) decreasing its ability to absorb water and increasing the risk of underground fires (chapter 11). Modification of the hydrological cycles resulting from the abundant works carried out both to desiccate and to recover the wetland is other of the main consequences of man action (chapter 12).

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Physical Description : 269 p. ; ils ; fot

ISBN: 978-84-7840-894-8

Publication: Madrid : Geological Survey of Spain, 2013

Reference IGME: 5601/14

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