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Microbial community structure and carbon-utilisation diversity in a coal mine spoil in Central Queensland: effects of vegetation cover and agronomic treatments

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Pramod Shrestha, Nanjappa Ashwath
A field experiment was conducted on a coal mine site to determine which of the agronomical treatments will enhance microbial populations that will assist in the revegetation process. Agronomic treatments such as green manure crops, succession planting and mulching had significant effects on microbial activity and substrate utilisation patterns compared to control or the herbicide treatment. Use of such treatments should be considered to enhance build-up of microbial communities in mine spoils to ensure long term sustainability of established plant communities. Reduced microbial activity and lower MBC in selective herbicide treatment indicated the presence and density of vegetation cover play an important role in maintaining microbial activity and diversity on coal mine spoils.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Start Page

180

End Page

183

Number of Pages

4

Start Date

01/01/2013

ISBN-13

9785942116446

Location

St Petersburg, Russia

Publisher

Natural Mineral Resources University

Place of Publication

St Petersburg, Russia

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Plant and Water Science; Conference; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS);

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

National Mineral Resources University of Mines (Russia) Conference

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