Palaeophytogeographical contributions to the Iberian vegetal landscape interpretation: state of the art and new prospects for research

  • C. Alcalde Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • I. García-Amorena Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • S. García Álvarez Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • D. García Calvo Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • R. García García Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • M. Génova Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • P. Gil Borrell Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • F. Gómez Manzaneque Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • J. Maldonado Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • C. Morla Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • J. del Nido Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • J. M. Postigo Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • P. Regato Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • S. Río Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • S. Roig Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • J. M. Rubiales Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • L. J. Sánchez Hernando Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
Keywords: geobotany, palaeophytogeography, Iberian peninsula, Palaeoecology, macrorests, Pinus

Abstract

The palaeobotanical studies that have been accomplished in the Iberian Peninsula during the last two decades have provided a great amount of data that can be applied in geobotanical knowledge. In most of the cases, those results have contributed to solve classical scientific debates regarding vegetal landscapes interpretations. One of the most relevant discussions is related to the aloctonous or non-aloctonous origin of much of the Iberian pine forests, on diverse Iberian habitats. The main contributions of Palaeobotany to the processes that explain the present distribution of plants are reviewed in a spatial and temporal framework, from old geological periods (Mesozoic, Tertiary) to the recent ones (Pleistocene, Holocene). Linked to the history of our vegetal landscapes, Pleistocene and Holocene epochs have been treated from two different points of view: firstly the problems within extensive territorial environments and, secondly, the problems related to the interpretation of the evolution and/or behaviour of taxa. In the last part, some new investigation trends related to palaeophytogeography are exposed, focusing on the high potential interest on being applied to Iberian ecosystems.

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Published
2006-12-01
How to Cite
AlcaldeC., García-AmorenaI., García ÁlvarezS., García CalvoD., García GarcíaR., GénovaM., Gil BorrellP., Gómez ManzanequeF., MaldonadoJ., MorlaC., del NidoJ., PostigoJ. M., RegatoP., RíoS., RoigS., RubialesJ. M., & Sánchez HernandoL. J. (2006). Palaeophytogeographical contributions to the Iberian vegetal landscape interpretation: state of the art and new prospects for research. Forest Systems, 15(S1), S40-S54. https://doi.org/10.5424/srf/200615S1-00980
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Research Articles