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Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park is a Mediterranean wetland whose existence and natural evolution are strongly influenced by the geological complexity of the substratum and the catchment basin, as well as by vegetation. All these components have been interacting with each other under changing climates.

During the Holocene, the area evolved from a fluvial system to a wetland. This process is attributed to the filling of topographic depressions, the loss of slopes and subsidence events. The wetland bottom is still subject to subsidence processes.

In the last 3000 years, minor climate changes (scale ranging from centuries to years) have joined to the geological processes, conditioning the extent of the flooded area as well as the hydrochemical and ecological conditions.

Natural dynamics in Las Tablas de Daimiel are strongly constrained by human activities. These have become increasingly intense over time. In particular, groundwater pumping for irrigation nearly caused the wetland to disappear in the 1980s.

All these interactions and changes remain recorded in the sediments. These show the behavior of Las Tablas de Daimiel in a long, medium and short timescales. The study of these sediments and their genesis must be approached from different disciplines within the Earth Sciences in order to integrate all the available information and to find a consistent interpretation.

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