Desert dust intrusions and their implications from a pollen point of view

  1. Rodríguez-Arias, Rosa María 1
  2. Rojo, Jesús 3
  3. Lara, Beatriz 1
  4. Romero, Jorge 1
  5. Fernández-González, Federico 1
  6. Elvira-Rendueles, Belén 2
  7. Negral, Luis 2
  8. Costa-Gómez, Isabel 2
  9. Martínez-García, Mª José 2
  10. Moreno-Grau, José 2
  11. Moreno-Grau, Stella 2
  12. Pérez-Badia, Rosa 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

    Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

    Ciudad Real, España


  2. 2 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


  3. 3 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

I Congreso Español de Botánica

Year of publication: 2021

Type: Conference Poster


Desert dust intrusions are natural phenomena of dispersion of high concentrations of aerosols originated in areas with little vegetation cover, such as arid or desert areas. These atmospheric phenomena favor the transport, together with inorganic matter, of bioaerosols with important implications for the receiving areas. In general, the biological content of these transport events has received less research attention than the inorganic component. This work aims to review the information available on the influence of desert dust intrusions on the biological content of the air, with special emphasis on the content of pollen and spores in the atmosphere of the center of the Iberian Peninsula.