Geodiversity and geomorphosite assessment applied to a natural protected area: the Ebro and Rudron Gorges Natural Park (Spain)

Ramon Pellitero, Maria José González-Amuchastegui, Purificación Ruiz-Flaño, Enrique Serrano

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Abstract

Geodiversity and geomorphosites in a natural protected area in Spain are evaluated. The estimation of geodiversity has been calculated by habitat and by
geomorphological unit based on the calculation method developed by Serrano and Ruiz-Flaño, and geomorphosites have been assessed for the same area. Finally, results from the calculation of geodiversity and geomorphosites are compared. The aim is to introduce a series of tools that the manager can apply to integrate abiotic aspects in the evaluation and protection of areas with outstanding natural diversity and considerable natural heritage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-174
Number of pages12
JournalGeoheritage
Volume3
Issue number3
Early online date24 Oct 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • geodiversity
  • geomorphosites
  • natural protected areas
  • habitats
  • geomorphological units
  • geoheritage

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