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A review of landscape rehabilitation frameworks in ecosystem engineering for mine closure

Drake, J.A.; Greene, R.S.B.; Macdonald, B.C.T.; Field, J.B.; Pearson, G.L.

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Mining causes changes to the environment and rehabilitation is necessary at mine closure. There is a lack of appropriate frameworks for mine site rehabilitation. In most cases, restoring the mine to previous conditions is challenging. Alternatively, mining companies can engineer ecosystems to suit new site conditions and aim for a self-sustaining and resilient ecosystem. In ecosystem design there should be consideration of the four key dimensions of any ecosystem; landscape, function,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/8955
Source: Mine Closure 2010: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Mine Closure

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