Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes
Brings together experts in the field of mining and conservation to grapple with this pressing issue.
Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes explores the interface between geology and botany, and mining and conservation. Many areas of unusual geology that contain ore-bearing bodies also support unique ecological communities of plants and animals. Increasing demand to exploit rich mineral deposits can lead to a conflict between mining and conservation interests in such landscapes. + Full description
This book brings together experts in the field of mining and conservation to grapple with this pressing issue and to work toward a positive outcome for all. Chapters are grouped into four themes: Introduction, Concepts and Challenges; Endemism in Ironstone Geosystems; Progress in Bauxite Mining; and Ways Forward.
The book focuses on natural and semi-natural ecosystems, where landscape beauty, biodiversity and conservation value are at their highest measure and the mineral wealth they contain can bring affluence of regional or even national importance. Examples of conflicts ranging from threatened floristic endemics to human ecology are included, from Africa, the Americas and Australasia.
Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes is an important reference for environmental managers, NGOs, restoration ecologists, academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students of ecology and environmental studies, conservation biologists, as well as mine managers, mining environmental specialists, consultants, regulators and relevant government departments.- Short description
Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes is an important reference for environmental managers, NGOs, restoration ecologists, academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students of ecology and environmental studies, conservation biologists, as well as mine managers, mining environmental specialists, consultants, regulators and relevant government departments.
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"What this book offers is a robust, technically sound and rigorous resource that puts a collection of relevant information on the table to generate awareness of contentious issues in mining and conservation. The information presented invites you to give it your own consideration and, from this, potentially new or novel resolutions might flow... Certainly, that was the case for me."
Mitch Ladyman, Ecological Management and Restoration 17(3), August 2016, p. 7
DetailsHardback | August 2015 | $120.00
ISBN: 9780643106352 | 288 pages | 270 x 210 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour illustrations, Colour photographs, Line Art
ePDF | August 2015
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ContentsINTRODUCTION, CONCEPTS & CHALLENGES
1. Mining in ecological landscapes: concepts and challenges Mark Tibbett
2. Mined land reclamation in the Appalachian coalfields: a case for an ecosystem reclamation approach Jim Burger
3. Hidden costs of mining in ecologically sensitive areas Howard Smith
ENDEMISM IN IRONSTONE GEOSYSTEMS
4. Iron geosystems: priority areas for conservation in Brazil Claudia Jacobi et al.
5. Flora and vegetation surveys of the ironstone ranges of the Yilgarn Craton Neil Gibson et al.
6. Lessons drawn from iron ore mining in the Yilgarn region of Western AustraliaRob Howard
PROGRESS IN BAUXITE MINING
7. Mining and ecological restoration in the jarrah forest of Western Australia John Koch
8. Recovery of terrestrial orchids in natural ecosystems after severe disturbance M Collins & M Brundrett
9. The mining-restoration system and ecosystem development following bauxite mining in a biodiverse environment of the seasonally dry tropics, Northern Territory, Australia Alister Spain et al.
10. Key values of metallophytes for the minerals industry in Australasia Antony Van der Ent
11. A collaborative approach for mining, environment organisations and Traditional Owners to manage and conserve biodiversity in Australia’s Great Western Woodlands Alexander Watson et al.