Dehesa: Parapuños Experimental Catchment

Project Partner: GeoEnvironmental Research Group, Universidad de Extremadura (UEX), Spain
Living Lab Code: ES1
Agroclimatic Zone: Warm temperate, dry (Mediterranean)
Type of Production: Timber, cattle, sheep

 

ES1_01_general_view

Photo 1.

Photo 1. General view of Parapuños farm, representing a typical dehesa, dominating evergreen oaks (Quercus ilex var. ballota) and grasslands in the understorey.
Date: Winter 2005
Location: Monroy Municipality, Province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain.

 

ES1_02_channel_restauration

Photo 2.

Photo 2. Channel restauration: Gabion weirs built to control gully erosion in the valley bottom.
Date: 21/01/2017
Location: Monroy Municipality, Province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain.

 

ES1_03_erosion_control

Photo 3.

Photo 3. Erosion control: Small wooden dams installed to control soil erosion in the valley bottom.
Date: 07/03/2018
Location: Monroy Municipality, Province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain.

 

ES1_04_livestock_exclosure

Photo 4.

Photo 4. Livestock exclosure: Experimental plot to study the effect of livestock exclusion on soil quality and erosion.
Date: 07/03/2018
Location: Monroy Municipality, Province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain.