This book provides an assessment of the understanding of soil microbiology and biochemistry as part of reclamation processes. It attempts to assemble more specialized literature on reclamation, where application of microbiological concepts has provided the understanding of the process.
Table of Contents
1. Microorganisms, Ecosystem Disturbance and Soil-Formation Processes 2. Acid Mine Waste Drainage: Microbial Impact on the Recovery of Soil and Water Ecosystems 3. Diagnostic Aspects of Algal Ecology in Dis-turbed Lands 4. Microbial Development on Oil Shale Wastes: Influence on Geochemistry 5. Soil Enzymes: A Predictor of Reclamation Potential and Progress 6. Mycorrhizae and Reclamation of Stressed Terrestrial Environments 7. Management of Microbial Processes in Surface Mined Land Reclamation in Western Canada 8. Microbial Technology for Aggregation and Dewater-ing of Phosphate Clay Slimes: Implications on Re-source Recovery 9. Low-Level Radioactive Wastes in Subsurface Soils 10. General Interactions of Microbes in Reclamation Processes