DOI: 10.17265/2159-581x/2015.08.005
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Lisa J. K. Zillig, Naomi Keenan, Tim Roberts

Abstract: Abstract:The rehabilitation of coal mines is an up-to-date issue, heavily discussed not only by the industry but also by scientists and the adjacent communities since open cut coal mining has extensive impacts affecting all parties. Whereas, before and during the mining process not only nature but sometimes also the population of a whole region has to give way to a mine, the consequences of the operations remain long after mining closure. Typically a once intact and functioning ecosystem is replaced with a de…

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