Holocene geochemical footprint from Semi-arid alpine wetlands in southern Spain

Garcia-Alix, A. , Jimenez-Espejo, F., Jimenez-Moreno, G., Toney, J. , Ramos-Romain, M. J., Camuera, J., Anderson, R. S., Delgado Huertas, A., Martinez-Ruiz, F. and Queralt, I. (2018) Holocene geochemical footprint from Semi-arid alpine wetlands in southern Spain. Scientific Data, 5, 180024. (doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.24)

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Abstract

Here we provide the geochemical dataset that our research group has collected after 10 years of investigation in the Sierra Nevada National Park in southern Spain. These data come from Holocene sedimentary records from four alpine sites (ranging from ∼2500 to ∼3000 masl): two peatlands and two shallow lakes. Different kinds of organic and inorganic analyses have been conducted. The organic matter in the bulk sediment was characterised using elemental measurements and isotope-ratio mass spectrometry (EA-IRMS). Leaf waxes in the sediment were investigated by means of chromatography with flame-ionization detection and mass spectrometry (GC-FID, GC-MS). Major, minor and trace elements of the sediments were analysed with atomic absorption (AAS), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), as well as X-ray scanning fluorescence. These data can be reused by environmental researchers and soil and land managers of the Sierra Nevada National Park and similar regions to identify the effect of natural climate change, overprinted by human impact, as well as to project new management policies in similar protected areas.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This study was supported by the project P11-RNM-7332 of the “Junta de Andalucía”, the projects CGL2013-47038-R of the “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of Spain and Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional FEDER” and the research group RNM0190 and RNM309 (Junta de Andalucía). A.G.-A. was also supported by a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship of the 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration of the European Commission (NAOSIPUK. Grant Number: PIEF-GA-2012-623027) and by a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship RYC-2015-18966 of the Spanish Government (Ministerio de Economía y Competividad). J.L.T. was also supported by a Small Research Grant by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and hosted the NAOSIPUK project (PIEF-GA-2012-623027). M.J.R-R acknowledges the PhD funding provided by Consejería de Economía, Innovación, Ciencia y Empleo de la Junta de Andalucía (P11-RNM 7332). J.C. acknowledges the PhD funding provided by “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of Spain and Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional FEDER”.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Garcia-Alix Daroca, Dr Antonio and Toney, Professor Jaime
Authors: Garcia-Alix, A., Jimenez-Espejo, F., Jimenez-Moreno, G., Toney, J., Ramos-Romain, M. J., Camuera, J., Anderson, R. S., Delgado Huertas, A., Martinez-Ruiz, F., and Queralt, I.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Scientific Data
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:2052-4463
ISSN (Online):2052-4463
Published Online:27 February 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Scientific Data 5:180024
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
645331NAOSIPUK: Natural responses to past North Atlantic Oscillations: Southern Iberian Peninsula vs. United Kingdom. Analogues for future environmental changesJaime ToneyEuropean Commission (EC)623027SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHICAL & EARTH SCIENCES