Main factors affecting pollen abundance within cities in the Iberian Mediterranean region

  1. Jesús Rojo 1
  2. Stella Moreno-Grau 2
  3. Beatriz Lara 1
  4. José María Moreno-Grau 2
  5. Jorge Romero-Morte 1
  6. Belén Elvira-Rendueles 2
  7. Rosa Pérez-Badia 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


7th European Symposium on Aerobiology

Year of publication: 2020

Type: Conference paper


Some factors influence the abundance of the airborne pollen types such as the distribution of the sources, the production rates of the wind-pollinated plants and the dispersal capability of their pollen (Thommen’s postulates regarding the plants with allergenic risk). In this work these factors were analyzed in the Iberian Mediterranean region. Airborne pollen abundance was compared in central and Southeastern areas of the Iberian Peninsula. For this purpose, the pollen spectrum of several cities was studied. Morphological traits of plants such as life form, type of inflorescence and pollen size were analyzed. The land cover mapping was used to estimate the distribution of the land-uses and vegetation.