Doñana Long-Term Socio-ecological Research Platform - Spain

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Site Name
Doñana Long-Term Socio-ecological Research Platform
Short name
Doñana LTSER Platform
Country
Spain
Operating Organisation
Site Description
Protected in 1968, Doñana National Park (537 km2) is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a Ramsar Site and a Natural World Heritage Site. It contains the largest wetland in Western Europe, a intricate matrix of marshlands (270 km2), phreatic lagoons, a 25 km-long dune ecosystem with its respective shoreline and representative Mediterranean terrestrial plant communities. Doñana is both a critical stopover site for Palearctic birds migrating to Africa and an important overwintering site for waterfowl. Doñana LTSER platform comprises both the protected area and the surrounding territories (2736 km2) where a complex landscape matrix composed by rice fields, fisheries, irrigated crops, berry greenhouses, vineyards, olives and pine afforestations hold the tributary streams that pour their water to the fluvial marshland, the main figure of Doñana. Doñana surroundings hold over 180000 permanent inhabitants. Inside the protected land, the main 3 ecosystems sustain more than 1550 species of vascular plants, 900 species of arthropods, up to 400 breeding and migratory bird species, 38 mammal species, 72 species of fishes, 40 reptile and amphibian species.
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2022-06-09 02:06:12

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1969
Observed properties
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DPSIR framework for the Doñana LTSER Platform

DPSIR framework for the Doñana LTSER Platform

Eddy Covariance sensors for the Juniper long-term monitoring plot

Eddy Covariance sensors for the Juniper long-term monitoring plot

Marsh sampling by horse riding and boat

Marsh sampling by horse riding and boat

Iberian lynx is one of the most emblematic species present at Doñana protected areas

Iberian lynx is one of the most emblematic species present at Doñana protected areas

Laboratory labelling of long-term monitoring samples

Laboratory labelling of long-term monitoring samples

Aquatic macroinvertebrate samples from wetlands long-term monitoring

Aquatic macroinvertebrate samples from wetlands long-term monitoring

Reading of the permanent limnimetric scales allow to record water column in Doñana marshes

Reading of the permanent limnimetric scales allow to record water column in Doñana marshes

Field logistics for wetland macroinvertebrates sampling

Field logistics for wetland macroinvertebrates sampling

Bird nests revision is part of the long-term monitoring of watefowl productivity

Bird nests revision is part of the long-term monitoring of watefowl productivity

At the mouth of the Guadalquivir River the long-term monitoring uses remote sensing to monitor shoreline accretion and erosion

At the mouth of the Guadalquivir River the long-term monitoring uses remote sensing to monitor shoreline accretion and erosion

Geographic
Size
273600.00ha
Elevation (average)
5.00msl
Elevation (min)
0.00msl
Elevation (max)
32.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTER (LTER_EU_ES_001)This site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER Spain (LTER_EU_ES_001)This site is a verified "LTER Spain" member.
LTER Europe (LTER_EU_ES_001)This site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
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