Marco Rubinos

Marco Rubinos
3edata Ingeniería ambiental · Project management

Master of Engineering

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The wild ponies of Galicia, called bestas ("beasts"), are a key element of Galician mountain ecosystems. Wild ponies maintain shrublands in good conditions by removing large amounts of biomass reducing risks of fires, improving the access for cattle to better grazing, maintaining the quality of natural habitats, and favouring their conservation. Ho...
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In the European Union, the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) requires periodic monitoring of reservoirs and water bodies. Currently, most of the reservoir monitoring programmes are based on specific measures taken in the field, which make it difficult to capture the spatial and temporal variability of phenomena such as cyanobacterial blooms, w...
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This study aims to identify the main mechanisms controlling the hydrochemistry of nine Atlantic bogs. The basic hypotheses are (i) the main functional characteristics of these wetlands (e.g. minerotrophic influence) can be traced and accurately quantified by seasonal hydrochemistry monitoring and (ii) influences (oceanity, pollution) of the surroun...
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The LIFE Tremedal project addressed the conservation and restoration of 25 wetlands on the Northern Iberian Peninsula and involved not only actions to increase knowledge of all the sites and monitor them, but also specific restoration actions at 16 of their number. This book gives an overview of the restoration actions developed in the project.
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P : Galicia, NO Ibérico, Humedales, Sumidero de carbono, Conservación K W: Galicia, NW Iberian Peninsula, Wetlands, Carbon sink, Conservation R Los ecosistemas húmedos conforman medios de gran valor ecológico por su fragilidad e implicación en numerosos procesos biológicos. Entre estos destaca su contribución al ciclo del carbono y, por tanto, en l...
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En el trabajo se realiza una caracterización de las variaciones estacionales de la humedad del sustrato de los brezales húmedos de la Serra do Xistral (Lugo, Galicia), y se compara con la humedad de los diferentes ecosistemas que forman la catena vegetacional en la que se enmarcan, así como con la de otros tipos de humedales estacionales. La repres...
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Eryngium viviparum Gay is listed as threatened in various European documents, including the 1979 Berne Convention (Annex I), listings from the IUCN (1983, 1992, 1997), and the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC, in which it is included in Annex II and listed as a priority species. Here we report detailed studies of its distribution, especially in the NW...
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A DC 92/43/CEE do Consello,do 21 de maio de 1992, relativa á conservación dos hábitats naturais e da fauna e flora silvestres supuxo un neto e positivo revulsivo na formulación das políticas de conservación nos países da Unión Europea. En España, a situación previa á transposición da directiva viña marcado por unha lexislación transicional, a Lei 4...
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Análise territorial do patrimonio natural e cultural das Terras de Miranda. As Terras de Miranda localízanse no norte da provincia de Lugo, abranguendo un amplo espazo de territorio encadrado na área coñecida como A Mariña Lucense.
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Resumen El desarrollo de la cartografía digital basada en el empleo de observadores remotos y de los sistemas de información geográfica ha supuesto una drástica modificación en el concepto y técnicas relativas a la expresión territorial de la biodiversidad, a través de la reformulación de los conceptos de “paisaje” y “hábitat”. En el presente traba...
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Se comenta la localización y ecología de las poblaciones de diversas especies de helechos del género Isoetes que constituyen novedades para el catálogo florístico gallego así como nuevas localidades de otros pteridófitos de distribución fragmentada o incluidos en el Anexo II de la Directiva de Hábitats (Stegnogramma pozoi, Vandenboschia speciosa, C...
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The morphological similarity between Luronium natans and Baldellia alpestris, and their co-occurrence at some sites, has led to a degree of confusion in the literature about the current status of L. natans in the Iberian Peninsula. Recent publications have suggested that there are only 4 small populations of this species in the Iberian Peninsula. H...
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Eryngium viviparum Gay is listed as threatened in various European documents, including the 1979 Berne Convention (Annex I), listings from the IUCN (1983, 1992, 1997), and the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC, in which it is included in Annex II and listed as a priority species. Here we report detailed studies of its distribution, especially in the NW...
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Presentamos en esta nota algunas novedades florísticas de los humedales del occidente ibérico, ya sean relativas a la flora alóctona como Ludwigia grandiflora o Panicum dichotomiflorum o bien sobre flora autóctona. En esta última se incluyen datos relativ
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This paper comments on the distribution and ecology of six species of rare/threatened ferns in the northwest Iberian Peninsula, including two species of the genus Isoetes not previously recorded from this region. New locations are also reported for other pteridophytes with fragmented distribution or listed in the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (Annex...
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This note presents new floristic data on the wetlands of the northwest Iberian Peninsula, with reference both to native species and to introduced species like Ludwigia grandiflora and Panicum dichotomiflorum. We include data on the distribution and current status of a number of native taxa that are threatened at the Iberian level (e.g. Hydrocharis...
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This paper comments on the distribution and ecology of six species of rare/threatened ferns in the northwest Iberian Peninsula, including two species of the genus Isoetes not previously recorded from this region. New locations are also reported for other pteridophytes with fragmented distribution or listed in the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (Annex...
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Presentamos en esta nota algunas novedades florísticas de los humedales del occidente ibérico, ya sean relativas a la flora alóctona como Ludwigia grand-flora o Panicum dichotom-florum o bien sobre flora autóctona. En esta última se incluyen datos relativos a la distribución y estado actual de algunos taxones amenazados en la Península como es el c...

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The objective of this research project is to proceed with combining data acquired from traditional satellite, multitemporal ALS (Airbone Laser Scanning), SAR (Synthetic-Aperture Radar) and TLS (Terrestrial Laser Scanning) surveys technologies with new aerial survey through UAV to support the forest management.
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Project TREMEDAL is a LIFE Natura project whose objective is to improve the state of conservation and guarantee the long-term survival of certain types of habitats and species of community interest associated with continental wetlands in the north of the Iberian Peninsula.
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The mountains covered by gorse and heath of Galicia are home of a large population of garranos. These wild ponies live in the mountains through the year, with vital cycles adapted to the environment and independent on humans. They are managed through a very old traditional system which consist on and annual drift in an ancestral event called “curro” or “rapa das bestas” (shearing of the beasts). Both Galician wild ponies and their traditional management system are an integral part of the landscape and essential part of the area’s cultural heritage. The Rapa das Bestas de Sabucedo is a celebration of international tourist interest, and the most famous pony drift in Galicia. An Operational Group of innovation was created by several institutions and organizations concerned over the decline in numbers of Galician wild ponies in the last 30 years and the hindrances to the preservation of their traditional system of management. This progressive decline has taken place as consequence of the disappearance of most of the traditional uses of the ponies and the poor economic return of horse meat, the social conflict related with the presence of the ponies in the mountains, and the administrative hindrances for the continuity of the traditional way of management of these horses. As a global frame, scarce knowledge of the general public about the value of this pony population has also played an essential role in their decline. In spite of the problems identified, several opportunities related to the ecosystem services they provide should be highlighted: their unique role in the conservation of wet heathlands, its recognized use as a management tool for the reduction of forest fire risk and for the improvement of pastures for cattle grazing, as well as the role of horses to reduce wolf predatory pressure on cattle, since foals are the preferred prey for wolves and in those site where horses and cattle are present, predation on foals is predominant, those reducing predation on calves. The aim of our project is to test the use of new technologies to facilitate the management of the population of Galician wild ponies, and to aid in the conservation and public awareness of its value. The project will focus on the ecological and cultural values of the Galician wild ponies, their traditional management, and the ecosystem services that they provide. The activities developed will include: A. Several innovative experiences for the following and management of horses will be tested: 1) Monitoring of horse bands using GPS collars in order to identify conflictive points were animals can access roads or arable lands, to aid in the location of the bands, as well as to model the use of habitats by ponies; 2) Assessment of the use of RPAS to help in the localisation of bands, especially when they are using remote lands and to aid in the organization of the capture for pony drifts; 3) Virtual fences and electric fences to test aversive conditioning of horses in order to avoid them accessing to conflictive points detected in the action 1; 4) Assessment of alternative methods of identification, complementary to the microchip, but useful for pony individual identification in the field; 5) Innovative experiences of land stewardship between land owners and pony owners will be tested. B. Other innovative experiences will be developed to better understand and promote ecosystem services provided by ponies, such as their role in modelling the landscape: conservation grazing in heathlands (European priority habitats), scrub biomass reduction lowering the risk of wild fires, and improving pastures for cattle grazing. Valorisation activities of the main products delivered by the traditional system of wild ponies will also be developed. C. Actions aimed to disseminate and raise public awareness of the ecological and cultural value of the Galician wild pony population and their traditional system, and the ecosystem services they provide.