Soil Biota and Ecosystem Development in Post Mining Sites: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Soil Biota and Ecosystem Development in Post Mining Sites

1st Edition

Edited by Jan Frouz

CRC Press

316 pages | 83 B/W Illus.

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This book focuses on soil development in restoration of post‐mining sites. In particular, the authors address the role of biota, including plants, microorganisms, invertebrates, and their various interactions during the process of soil formation. The book largely deals with sites created by open‐cast mining, as this method represents a very destructive and, at the same time, intensively studied example of a mining operation. This book is a useful summary of recent knowledge for scholars dealing with ecosystem development after large disturbances as well as for practitioners dealing with reclamation and restoration of post‐mining land.

Table of Contents

Geological Substrates and Heaping Process of Coal Mining Operations in the Sokolov Basin, Czech Republic: Implications for Reclamation and Soil Development,

Petr Rojík

Humus Accumulation and Humification during Soil Development in Post-Mining Soil, Evgenij Abakumov and Jan Frouz

Vegetation Development in Central European Coal Mining Sites, Karel Prach

Biological Soil Crusts in Post-Mining Areas, Alena Lukešová, Martina Zahradníková and Jan Frouz

Soil Properties and Development of Humus Forms in Pine and Oak Stands of Reclaimed Post-mining Sites in Lusatia: Influence of Lignite from Overburden Sediments and Dust Immissions, Oliver Bens and Reinhard F. Hüttl

Plant Production, Carbon Accumulation and Soil Chemistry at Post-Mining Sites, Jan Frouz, Petr Dvorščík, Olga Vindušková and Emil Cienciala

Soil Microflora Development in Post-mining Sites, Jan Frouz, Dana Elhottová, Petr Baldrián, Alice Chroňáková, Alena Lukešová, Alena Nováková and Václav Krištůfek

Macrofungi in Post-mining Sites, Lucie Zíbarová and Anna Lepšová

Interactions of Plants with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi during Ecosystem Development at Post Mining Sites in the Most Coal Basin (Czech Republic), Jana Rydlová, David Püschel, Martina Janoušková and Miroslav Vosátka

Recovery and Colonization at Post-mining Sites by the Soil Microfauna, L. Háněl, M. Devetter and S. Adl

Soil Macro- and Mesofauna Succession in Post-mining Sites and Other Disturbed Areas, Jan Frouz, Václav Pižl, Karel Tajovský, Josef Starý, Michal Holec and Jan Materna

The Role of Soil Macrofauna in Soil Formation and Carbon Storage in Post-mining Sites, Jan Frouz

Soil Fauna Plant Interactions during Succession at Post-mining Sites, Roubíčková, O. Mudrák and J. Frouz

Soil Fauna and Soil Physical Properties, Jan Frouz and V. Kuráž

Mining Land and Similar Habitats: A Barren Land or a New Wilderness in the Cultural Landscape? Tomáš Gremlica

Soil Biota and Ecosystem Development in Post-Mining Sites - Conclusions and Practical Implications, Jan Frouz

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology