Integrative Multi-scale Analysis Of The Impact Of The Drainage Of The La Janda Lake (Cadiz Province, Spain) And A Model For Its Sustainable Regeneration.
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J.C. Finlayson, F. Giles Pacheco, J.M. Recio-Espejo, M. Mas- Cornelia, J.C. Castro Roman, M.A. Duenas Lopez, G. Finlayson & M.A.J. Mosquera
The drainage of the lake of La Janda (Cadiz, Spain), Spain's largest lake, commenced at the beginning of the nineteenth century and the process was virtually complete by 1962. Its drainage signified the loss of one of the most important wetlands in the Palaearctic. There is currently a renewed interest in La Janda and the possibility of its regeneration is under study by the Consejeria de Medio Ambiente of the Junta de Andalucia and the University of Cordoba. The purpose of this paper is to summarise the value of La Janda prior to its drainage through the results of a multidisciplinary study and to propose an integrative model for its regeneration which takes