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dc.contributor.authorCarracedo Martín, Virginia 
dc.contributor.authorCunill, Raquel
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Codrón, Juan Carlos 
dc.contributor.authorPèlach, Albert
dc.contributor.authorPérez-Obiol, Ramon
dc.contributor.authorSoriano, Joan Manuel
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Cantabriaes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-06T17:23:54Z
dc.date.available2019-02-06T17:23:54Z
dc.date.issued2018-01
dc.identifier.issn1099-145X
dc.identifier.issn1085-3278
dc.identifier.otherCSO2012-39680-C02-01es_ES
dc.identifier.otherCSO2012-39680-C02-02es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10902/15675
dc.description.abstractFire has been one of the main causes of disturbance of vegetation over time, and since the Neolithic has become an irreplaceable tool for the opening of forest spaces and maintenance of pastures. Previous studies showed that the intensity and effects of wildfires are related to the biomass and controlled by climate factors. However, in regions such as Cantabria, where agriculture and livestock have spread throughout the territory since prehistory, fires should also be closely related to human land uses. The aim of this paper was to investigate the history of fires and vegetation since the Neolithic in the Cantabrian Mountains, using sedimentary charcoal and pollen data to study the role of human activities in the processes that have shaped ecosystems throughout the Holocene. The asynchrony and quantitative differences in the results obtained at different sites indicate significant variations in fire patterns at regional scale since the Neolithic, although the type and size of each basin also had a strong influence on charcoal accumulation. Maximum values for charcoal accumulation rate at La Molina were observed between the Neolithic and the Bronze Age but occurred after about 3500 cal years BP at El Cueto de la Avellanosa. At El Sertal, low charcoal accumulation rate values were observed, probably because the sequence begins in a space that already had been cleared; the maximum values occurred during the most recent millennium. These data provide evidence that fire has been a key factor in forest retreat and in maintaining open landscapes since the Neolithic.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was made possible by two Coordinated Project grants from Spain's Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness (MEC), “El uso del fuego y la conformación de los paisajes en la Montaña cantábrica y el Pirineo oriental: estudio comparado de su evolución histórica y tendencias actuales” (CSO2012-39680-C02-01) awarded to the Department of Geography, Urban studies and Land Planning, Universidad de Cantabria and “Geohistoria ambiental del fuego en el Holoceno. Patrones culturales y gestión territorial desde el inicio de la ganadería y la agricultura en la montaña Cantábrica y Pirineo “awarded to the Department of Geography, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (CSO2012-39680-C02-02). In addition, the project was funded by the Catalan government's Applied Geography program, “Grup de Geografia Aplicada” (AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya, 2014 SGR 1090).es_ES
dc.format.extent13 p.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonses_ES
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Carracedo V, Cunill R, García?Codron JC, Pèlachs A, Pérez?Obiol R, Soriano JM. History of fires and vegetation since the Neolithic in the Cantabrian Mountains (Spain). Land Degrad Dev. 2018;29:2060-2072, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2891. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archivinges_ES
dc.sourceLand degradation & development 2018 1-13es_ES
dc.titleHistory of fires and vegetation since the Neolithic in the Cantabrian Mountains (Spain)es_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherVersionhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ldr.2891/abstract;jsessionid=0B8D6F697B4A63771042D153382839BE.f01t02es_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses_ES
dc.identifier.DOI10.1002/ldr.2891
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