Evolución del estado de conservación de lugares de interés geológico sometidos a modificaciones antrópicas

  1. J. Vegas 1
  2. P. Mata 1
  3. J. Sánchez España 1
  4. M. Morellón 2
  5. A. Salazar 1
  6. J.A. Rodríguez 1
  7. B. Valero-Garcés 3
  8. L. Carcavilla 1
  1. 1 Instituto Geológico y Minero de España

    Instituto Geológico y Minero de España

    Madrid, España

    ROR https://ror.org/04cadha73

  2. 2 Instituto de Geociencias IGEO-CSIC-UCM
  3. 3 Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

    Madrid, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02gfc7t72

Patrimonio geológico y geoparques, avances de un camino para todos
  1. M. Mendia (ed. lit.)
  2. Asier Hilario (ed. lit.)
  3. Manuel Monge-Gamuzas (ed. lit.)
  4. E. Fernández (ed. lit.)
  5. J. Vegas (ed. lit.)
  6. Angel Belmonte (ed. lit.)

Publisher: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España

ISBN: 978-84-7840-962-4

Year of publication: 2015

Pages: 221-226

Type: Book chapter


The evolution of the conservation status of several geosites has been estimated: Covadonga Lakes and Comeya Hollow (Picos de Europa National Park); Cirque of Marboré (Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park) and Pleistocene glacial lakes of Somiedo (Somiedo Natural Park). They all have similar characteristics that have allowed us to establish a common analysis methodology: a) they are all glacial lakes, whose main geological interest is of geomorphological type; b) they have been subjected to a direct human environmental impact; c) they are currently included in protected natural areas of Spain (national parks and a natural park). To quantify the development and monitoring of the condition of the geoheritage, a system of indicators has been designed to monitor the changes experienced at present and, above all, to estimate of conservation status in the past from historical data and the multi-proxy analysis of cores recovered from their sedimentary filling. Multidisciplinary evaluation and monitoring of these physical-chemical and paleolimnological indicators will provide scientific criteria for the estimation of their ancient and present conditions and to adopt dispositions for their future conservation.