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Field Trips

As a complement to the symposia, some field work sessions will be organized where the different points of view dealt with in the presentations will be discussed and applied in situ.

The field work will consists of two itineraries:

Mid-conference excursion, day 15

The first part will be held from the Valencia coastal area to the cliffs of Alicante. Firstly a stage of coastal sedimentation will be visited that runs along the outlet the Turia and the Xuquer rivers, “El Parque Natural de l’Albufera”, made up of a sand dune system and a fresh water lake where dune, shrub and forest communities will be studied as well as salt marshes and aquatic vegetation (Ammophiletea arenariae, Magnocarici-Phragmitetea, Juncetea maritimi, Sarcocornietea fruticosae, Rosmarinetea and Quercetea ilicis classes).

Secondly, “El Parque Natural del Montgó” will be visited where different communities of Mediterranean bushes as well as the calcareous vegetation from the amazing cliffs of more than 100 m. in the Cabo de San Antonio will be studied.

Finally, the conservation state and the different management problems will be valued and also the different types of protection categories and the numerous conservation projects not only at a regional level but also at a national and European level.

Post-congress excursion, day 17


Its purpose is to study the land in the inland peninsular E where the existence of hight mountains at a relatively short distance from the sea will alow us to see excellent examples of the typical zonation Mediterranean high mountain area, from the thermomediterranean to the oromediterranean thermotype. where fagaceae and coniferae forests will be studied. These are very interesting communities not only from a landscape point of view but also floristic and structural, with some examples of relictic forest of the Quercetea ilicis, Querco-Fagetea sylvaticae and Junipero-Pinetea ibericae classes. It will also be possible to see the diversity of landscape and vegetation communities and also the differences in relation to conservation, evaluation and the management resources problems compared to the coastal areas visited in the mid-conference excursion.