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The Landscape of the Sierra Nevada

A Unique Laboratory of Global Processes in Spain

  • Is a multidisciplinary book on the Spanish Sierra Nevada

  • Provides transdisciplinary approach with updated knowledge on the different research fields

  • Shows that the text is supported by illustrative graphics and tables

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. A Unique Mountain

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Geographic Uniqueness of the Sierra Nevada in the Context of the Mid-Latitude Mountains

      • Marc Oliva, José M. Fernández-Fernández, Jordi Martín-Díaz
      Pages 3-9
    3. Sierra Nevada, a Mediterranean Biodiversity Super Hotspot

      • Juan Arroyo, Pedro Abellán, Montserrat Arista, María Jesús Ariza, Alejandra de Castro, Marcial Escudero et al.
      Pages 11-30
    4. Singular Cultural Landscapes of the Sierra Nevada

      • José Mª Martín Civantos, Jorge Rouco Collazo, José Abellán Santisteban, Blas Ramos Rodríguez, Agustín Sánchez García, Sergio Martos Rosillo et al.
      Pages 31-46
  3. The Physical Setting

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69
    2. Geological Setting of Sierra Nevada

      • Ángel Santamaría-López, Lourdes González-Castillo, Jesús Galindo-Zaldívar, Carlos Sanz de Galdeano
      Pages 71-81
    3. The Impact of Glacial Development on the Landscape of the Sierra Nevada

      • Antonio Gómez-Ortiz, Marc Oliva, David Palacios, Ferran Salvador Franch, José M. Fernández-Fernández
      Pages 83-93
    4. Reconstruction of Past Environment and Climate Using Wetland Sediment Records from the Sierra Nevada

      • Gonzalo Jiménez-Moreno, Antonio García-Alix, R. Scott Anderson, María J. Ramos-Román, Jon Camuera, José Manuel Mesa-Fernández et al.
      Pages 95-114
    5. Ancient and Present-Day Periglacial Environments in the Sierra Nevada

      • Marc Oliva, Antonio Gómez-Ortiz, David Palacios, Ferran Salvador Franch, Miguel Ramos, José Juan de Sanjosé-Blasco et al.
      Pages 115-128
    6. Climate Variability and Trends

      • María Jesús Esteban-Parra, Matilde García-Valdecasas Ojeda, Eric Peinó-Calero, Emilio Romero-Jiménez, Patricio Yeste, Juan José Rosa-Cánovas et al.
      Pages 129-148
    7. Snow Dynamics, Hydrology, and Erosion

      • María J. Polo, Javier Herrero, Agustín Millares, Rafael Pimentel, Antonio Moñino, María-José Pérez-Palazón et al.
      Pages 149-164
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 165-168
  5. Biotic Responses to Recent Changes: Terrestrial Ecosystems as Laboratories of Global Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 169-169
    2. Altitudinal Patterns and Changes in the Composition of High Mountain Plant Communities

      • Juan Lorite, Andrea Lamprecht, Julio Peñas, Katy Rondinel-Mendoza, Rosa Fernandez-Calzado, Blas Benito et al.
      Pages 171-191
    3. Responses of Animal Populations and Communities to Climate Change and Land-Use Shifts

      • Regino Zamora, José Antonio Hódar, Antonio J. Pérez-Luque, José Miguel Barea-Azcón
      Pages 193-211
    4. Forest Dynamics Under Land-Use and Climate Change Scenarios

      • Luis Matías, Antonio J. Pérez-Luque, Regino Zamora
      Pages 213-228
  6. Biotic Responses to Recent Changes: Aquatic Ecosystems as Laboratories of Global Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243

About this book

This book covers the landscape, geography and environment of the Sierra Nevada in Spain. The Sierra Nevada hosted the last glaciers in southern Europe. Today, it is one of the most important centers of plant diversity in the western Mediterranean and one of the most outstanding in Europe. This massif has ideal conditions to analyze past environments as well as the effects of global change on ecosystems. This can be seen in the large number of projects that are being conducted within the umbrella of the Sierra Nevada Global Change Observatory. This book summarizes all the scientific knowledge available about this massif, from the geomorphological and ecological perspectives to the recent spatial adaptive management and Open Science initiatives.

Focusing on the very sensitive mountain environment of Sierra Nevada, the book intends to be a reference for many people interested in mountain processes. The audience would include scientists from all disciplines, but it would also target on an audience beyond the academia (territorial managers, environmentalists, mountaineers, politicians, technicians, etc.).


Keywords

  • Anthropocene
  • Global Change
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Mountain Ecosystems
  • Biodiversity Hotspot
  • Global Change Ecology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Ecology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

    Regino Zamora

  • Department of Geography, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    Marc Oliva

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Landscape of the Sierra Nevada

  • Book Subtitle: A Unique Laboratory of Global Processes in Spain

  • Editors: Regino Zamora, Marc Oliva

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94219-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-94218-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-94219-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 421

  • Number of Illustrations: 15 b/w illustrations, 156 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Geography, Ecology, Geomorphology, Climate Sciences, Biodiversity

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-94219-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)