publication . Article . 2015

Restoration Practices Used on Post Mining Sites and Industrial Deposits in the Czech Republic with an Example of Natural Restoration of Granodiorite Quarries and Spoil Heaps

Tomáš Chuman;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2015 Journal: Journal of Landscape Ecology (issn: 1805-4196, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sciendo
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p> Mining of minerals that have significant impact on landscape and landscape functions affects 1% of the land surface worldwide. In the Czech Republic the extent of mining sites is estimated to be more than 800 km<jats:sup>2</jats:sup> and according to the state legislation the land affected by mining should be reclaimed. There are several approaches to land restoration, which are shortly reviewed in this article, from pure technical approach to one adopting natural processes. The review shows increasing appeal of scientist and conservationist to use natural processes e.g. natural or directed succession as an alternative ...
Subjects
free text keywords: reclamation, restoration, quarry, spoil heaps, granodiorite quarry, aerial image, vegetation succession, Skuteč, Ecology, QH540-549.5, Heap (data structure), Czech, language.human_language, language, Biology, Agroforestry
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publication . Article . 2015

Restoration Practices Used on Post Mining Sites and Industrial Deposits in the Czech Republic with an Example of Natural Restoration of Granodiorite Quarries and Spoil Heaps

Tomáš Chuman;