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Scientific papers related to the national park

Periodically we are compiling scientific articles related to the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. We show you those published in the last 15 years.

Climate change and aquatic macroinvertebrates

Climate change is a process of change at a planetary level linked to human activities, which has as its most significant feature a rise in mean temperatures. To know the effect of this warming on the Sierra de Guadarrama aquatic fauna, in the years 2008-2009 were compared the populations of aquatic macroinvertebrates in relation to the ones from the seventies. These latest data came from a doctoral thesis, which carried out a detailed inventory of…

Inventory of the flora of interest

The vascular flora of the National Park and its Peripheral Protection Zone includes about 1680 subspecific or specific taxa range. Due to its status, as a remarkable altitude massif, to its continental character in relation to other Central System massifs that will surround it, The Sierra de Guadarrama is a singular area with high floristic diversity in the Iberian Peninsula. It is in addition, a representative area of the flora and vegetation of the Mediterranean…

Vegetation mapping

The mapping of the former Peñalara Natural Park forest region vegetation has recently been completed. It includes the Rascafría, Alameda del Valle and Pinilla del Valle municipalities. Using this starting point, it is intended to extend the mapping to the entire National Park. This work is also the starting point for the cataloguing and mapping both of natural and priority habitats (Council Directive 92/43/EEC), and the natural systems (National Park Law 30/2014). The work of…

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