Excursion to Tablas de Daimiel National Park in March 2014 (Ciudad Real, Central Spain) with our new collaboration partners in C3

An initial meeting in Madrid was undertaken in February 2014, where Jasmijn and Tabea got an introductory course in Spanish, and Tabea an additional one on Quaternary pollen by our colleague Jose Antonio López Saez of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Madrid. In spring 2014, we then joined for a field reconnaissance trip to the wetlands of Tablas de Daimiel (coordinates of the Tablas de Daimiel National Park: 39° 7′ 47″ N, 3° 43′ 13″ W) in the province of Ciudad Real. The trip was with our project C3 cooperation partners, Rosa Mediavilla and Silvino Castaño of the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME), and Juan I. Santisteban (Complutense University of Madrid). The Tablas have several peculiarities making them interesting for our paleoclimate project. They have persisted since at least the latest Pleistocene, the Holocene has been already investigated (see R. Mediavilla, ed., Las Tablas de Daimiel: Agua y Sedimentos. Medio Ambiente 14, Madrid 2012), and we have received drilling samples for pollen analyses. Furthermore, the Tablas are in a N-S transect of the last permanent wetlands in Central Spain, which have been inhabited by humans since at least Palaeolithic times; the Tablas are also situated along a natural orogenic barrier and a passage of the Montes de Toledo. The water mixing of the saline Gigüela river and the freshwater of the Guadiana river forms an unusual ecosystem and causes precipitation of carbonates.

The next step in our cooperation was taken in July 2014, when Rosa and Santi visited our labs in Aachen and Cologne for sampling cores, discussions and to give a lecture at the IRTG-meeting "Las Tablas de Daimiel (Spain): water, climate and people". The extensive experience of Rosa and Santi in Quaternary depositional systems in Spain is greatly appreciated and will help to answer our research questions on climatic and environmental variability in Spain.

 

C3 Fig-1-lhk 250pxThe Tablas de Daimiel wetlands in Central Spain (Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha).
Photo: Klaus Reicherter
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Excursion to the Tablas de Daimiel. From left to right: Gilles Rixhon, Nicole Höbig, Maria de Andrés-Herrero, Rosa Mediavilla, Alberto Celis Pozuelo, Tabea Schröder, Jasmijn van't Hoff and Martin Melles. Further participants of the field trip were Klaus Reicherter, Silvino Castaño and Juan I. Santisteban.
Photo: Klaus Reicherter

Project

Project

Project C3
(1st Phase) + (2nd Phase)
continued within Project C1
(in 3rd Phase)

 

Principal Investigator:

Prof. Dr. Helmut Brückner
Prof. Dr. Klaus Reicherter
Prof. Dr. Martin Melles

 

PhD Candidate:

Jasmijn van 't Hoff

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