TIME-SPATIAL-INTERACTIONS BETWEEN CLIMATE, MAN AND BIODIVERSITY: AN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAMME FOR THE EVOLUTION OF BIODIVERSITY ON THE CANARIAN ISLANDS

Richard Pott

Hannover

Based on interdisciplinary and international research efforts new and innovative aspects of spatial and evolutionary responses of terrestrial and aquatic biota to past and future environmental changes should be worked out. By using palaeoecological, phytosociological, geological and sedimentological methods the following aims are aspired:

The Canarian archipelago is situated on a submarine platform which is based in a depth of more than 3.000 meters. Consisting of volcanic material the islands are covering a land surface of nearly 7.400 qkm. The largest island area is built up by Tenerife (2.050 qkm) next to Fuerteventura (1.730 qkm) and Gran Canaria (1.530 qkm). The volcanic mountain of Teide 3.718 m NN) on Tenerife represents the highest rise of all Atlantic islands.

 

Abstract from: 43rd Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science, July 23-28, 2000, Nagano, Japan.


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