La biogeografía como disciplina para la conservación, ordenación y gestión del paisajeCaracterización y valoración biogeográfica de los bosques de roble albar del norte de la Península Ibérica

  1. Pedro José Lozano Valencia 1
  2. María Cristina Díaz Sanz 2
  3. Asier Lozano Fernández 1
  4. Rakel Varela Ona 1
  5. Guillermo Meaza Rodríguez 1
  1. 1 Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Lejona, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

    Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

    Ciudad Real, España


La geografía española actual. Estado de la cuestión: aportación española al congreso de la UGI. París 2022. El tiempo de los geógrafos

Publisher: Madrid : Comité Español de la Unión Geográfica Internacional, 2022

ISBN: 978-84-124962-4-6

Year of publication: 2022

Pages: 139-162

Congress: Unión Geográfica Internacional. Comité Español. Congreso (35. 2022. París)

Type: Conference paper


One of the main aspects of biogeography is its applied nature. thus, it is configured as a first-order tool for the conservation, planning and management of the landscape. Aware of this, the lurralde-on research group has been inventorying, characterizing and evaluating different patches of petrano oak (Quercus petraea) in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its relict, finicky and rare character means that it must be considered for its protection and correct management. We have worked on examples from the autonomous communities of Aragón, Navarra, Basque country and CastillaLeón. The methodology used - lanbioeva (acronym of "landscape biogeographical evaluation") - is a tool for the analysis, diagnosis and management of biotic units and landscapes. Through a systematic inventory of 10 plots in 5 different patches, we are able to establish a good characterization of these forests, as well as their biogeographical evaluation. All these patches have important records in terms of conservation interest due to their broad territorial, mesological and cultural values. On the other hand, the conservation priority also shows important scores due to their scarcity and the existence of anthropic threats that should be reversed or controlled.