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The Ecology of Wetlands Created in Mining-Affected Landscapes

  • Arthur J. McComb
  • Jane M. Chambers

Abstract

This review deals with the establishment of wetlands on land affected by mining, but it is useful to recall that the mining industry may have an impact in a number of ways, including direct impacts on existing wetlands, for example, physical obliteration, altered groundwater contours, heavy metal contamination, and eutrophication (nutrient enrichment and its consequences).

Keywords

Wetland Plant Natural Wetland Wetland Ecosystem Seagrass Meadow Sand Mining 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur J. McComb
    • 1
  • Jane M. Chambers
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Environmental ScienceMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia

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