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dc.contributor.authorBarrio, Isabel C.
dc.contributor.authorBueno, C. Guillermo
dc.contributor.authorNagy, Laszlo
dc.contributor.authorPalacio, Sara
dc.contributor.authorGrau, Oriol
dc.contributor.authorMunilla, Ignacio
dc.contributor.authorGarcía, María Begoña
dc.contributor.authorGarcia-Cervigón, Ana I.
dc.contributor.authorGartzia, Maite
dc.contributor.authorGazol, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorLara-Romero, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorAnadon-Rosell, Alba
dc.contributor.authorNinot, Josep M.
dc.contributor.authorChocarro, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorAlados, Concepción L.
dc.contributor.authorFillat Estaqué, Federico
dc.contributor.authorZamora, Regino
dc.description.abstractThe 11th Conference of the Spanish Association of Terrestrial Ecology, held in Pamplona, Spain, on 6-10 May 2013, included a symposium on alpine ecological research in the Iberian Peninsula. This session offered an excellent opportunity to assess the state and progress of alpine ecology in this region, identify knowledge gaps, and discuss further directions for research. Iberian alpine ecosystems are biodiversity hotspots and have traditionally contributed to sustaining rural livelihoods. Today, these ecosystems are subjected to large changes in land uses, including land abandonment, and are affected by climate change. This article reviews the current state of Iberian alpine ecology and proposes a research agenda. Alpine ecology in the Iberian Peninsula is a growing field of research. The need for larger spatial and temporal scales in research and monitoring, along with the integration of socioecological aspects, is a critical issue for understanding the major drivers of change in the alpine ecosystems of the Iberian Peninsula. The implementation of effective mitigation strategies aimed at reducing the impact of the pressing environmental and socioeconomic problems of Iberian mountain areas can only be accomplished through a multidisciplinary and integrative approach.
dc.publisherInternational Mountain Society
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a
dc.relation.ispartofMountain Research and Development, 2013, vol. 33, num. 4, p. 437-442
dc.rightscc-by (c) Barrio et al., 2013
dc.subjectAlpine ecosystems
dc.subjectGlobal change
dc.subjectMountain areas
dc.subjectSocioecological research
dc.subject.classificationCanvi mediambiental global
dc.subject.classificationClima de muntanya
dc.subject.classificationEcologia de les muntanyes
dc.subject.otherBiotic communities
dc.subject.otherGlobal environmental change
dc.subject.otherMountain climate
dc.subject.otherMountain ecology
dc.titleAlpine Ecology in the Iberian Peninsula: What Do We Know, and What Do We Need to Learn?

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