Restoration and Recovery of an Industrial Region

Progress in Restoring the Smelter-Damaged Landscape Near Sudbury, Canada

  • John M. Gunn

Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. History of Geology, Mineral Exploration, and Environmental Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-4
    2. David A. B. Pearson, J. Roger Pitblado
      Pages 5-15
  3. Trends in Natural Recovery after Emission Reductions

  4. Goals of Restoration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 104-107
    2. William E. Lautenbach, Jim Miller, Peter J. Beckett, John J. Negusanti, Keith Winterhalder
      Pages 109-122
    3. Bob Michelutti, Mark Wiseman
      Pages 135-141
    4. Ed J. Snucins, John M. Gunn, W. Keller
      Pages 143-153
    5. Chris G. Blomme, Karen M. Laws
      Pages 155-166
  5. Research Topics in Restoration Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 168-172
    2. Nelson Belzile, J. Robert Morris
      Pages 183-193
    3. Norman D. Yan, W. Keller, John M. Gunn
      Pages 195-204

About this book


Sudbury, Ontario is one of the world's most polluted areas. A century of industrial activities has resulted in thousands of acidified lakes and vast areas of denuded land. This book describes, in a manner accessible to a wide audience, the damage and the efforts at environmental restoration at Sudbury which resulted in its winning a United Nations award in 1992 for land reclamation.
The book has been written by a distinguished group of contributors, ranging from experts in acid rain and land reclamation to environmental engineers and toxicologists.


Monitoring Sediment biodiversity ecology ecosystem ecosystems emissions environment environmental health soil vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • John M. Gunn
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Cooperative Freshwater Ecology UnitLaurentian UniversitySudburyCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7568-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2520-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6161
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