EGU23-14122, updated on 26 Feb 2023
EGU General Assembly 2023
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Adaptive management of Mediterranean Pinus halepensis forests in the face of climate change 

Asunción Díaz Montero1, Esther Peña Molina1, Álvaro Fajardo Cantos1, Javier González Romero1, Raúl Botella Bou1, Daniel Moya Navarro1, Jorge Antonio de las Heras Ibáñez1, Manuel Esteban Lucas Borja1, Santiago Martín Alcón2, José Luis Tomé Morán2, Esteban Jordán Gonzalez3, Lluis Coll Mir4, Aitor Ameztegui González4, Antonio del Campo García5, and María González Sanchís5
Asunción Díaz Montero et al.
  • 1Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y de Montes y Biotecnología, Albacete, Spain (
  • 2Agresta Sociedad Cooperativa, Madrid, Spain
  • 3Ingeniería del Entorno Natural, Murcia, Spain
  • 4Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, Spain
  • 5Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

The main objective of this project is to investigation and develop new tools aimed at adapting Iberian Aleppo pine forests to climate change, as well as their demonstrative application through forest management actions. will focus on the early detection of decay processes and on the improvement of the resilience of this ecosystem by increasing its vigour, its capacity to adapt to climatic aridification and the ability to recover its functions after natural disturbances. The geographical scope of the project will cover the potential area of distribution of the habitat subtype in the Iberian Peninsula, across sub-humid and semi-arid ecological gradient, including the Mediterranean slopes of the Catalan mountains and the Iberian System, the Ebro basin and the pre-Baetic mountain ranges. This will facilitate an integrated implementation of the methodology that involving the main stakeholders that are responsible for the regulation of forest management throughout the area:

- To implement silvicultural treatments aimed at improving vitality and reducing the effects of reduced water availability in a scenario of recurrence of droughts and increased evapotranspiration.

- To implement adaptive treatments to improve the resilience and adaptive capacity of Aleppo pine post-fire regeneration in a scenario of higher frequency and severe wildfires.

After the implementation of ecohydrology and post-fire treatments, a monitoring program will be carried out in the forest stands where the treatments have been executed. We measure physicochemical and biologic parameters of soil and vegetation. Measurements will be realized after the execution and annually to study if the treatments have had the desired effects or not.

How to cite: Díaz Montero, A., Peña Molina, E., Fajardo Cantos, Á., González Romero, J., Botella Bou, R., Moya Navarro, D., de las Heras Ibáñez, J. A., Lucas Borja, M. E., Martín Alcón, S., Tomé Morán, J. L., Jordán Gonzalez, E., Coll Mir, L., Ameztegui González, A., del Campo García, A., and González Sanchís, M.: Adaptive management of Mediterranean Pinus halepensis forests in the face of climate change , EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-14122,, 2023.