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The reclamation of acidic colliery spoil. III. Problems associated with the use of high rates of limestone.

Published online: 01 Jan 1982

Authors: Costigan, P. A. & Bradshaw, A. D. & Gemmell, R. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Growth of Trifolium repens in acidic colliery spoil (pH 2.5) was suppressed by >90% when agricultural ground calcitic limestone was applied at >...

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The reclamation of acidic colliery spoil. IV. The effects of limestone particle size and depth of incorporation.

Published online: 31 Aug 1984

Authors: Costigan, P. A. & Bradshaw, A. D. & Gemmell, R. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The effects of different grades of limestone, up to 2.4 mm diam., and incorporation depths of 15 and 25 cm, on growth of Lolium perenne cv. S23 was in...

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Habitat area but not habitat age determines wild bee richness in limestone quarries.

Published online: 04 Mar 2009

Authors: Krauss, J. & Alfert, T. & Steffan-Dewenter, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Within highly modified European landscapes, limestone quarries can act as important secondary habitats for a range of endangered wild bee species. How...

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Early seral communities in a limestone quarry: an experimental study of treatment effects on cover and richness of vegetation.

Published online: 28 Oct 1985

Authors: Davis, B. N. K. & Lakhani, K. H. & Brown, M. C. & Park, D. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Oolitic limestone workings on the Leicestershire/Lincolnshire border were sown in 1981 with Brachypodium sylvaticum and Lotus corniculatus; in a facto...

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The reclamation of acidic colliery spoil. II. The use of lime wastes.

Published online: 01 Jan 1982

Authors: Gemmell, R. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The effects of 3 different lime wastes at rates of 10-200 t/ha in combination with 45-220 kg superphosphate/ha on reclamation of acid mine spoil by (a...

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Revegetation dynamics of cliff faces in abandoned limestone quarries.

Published online: 09 Jul 1997

Authors: Ursic, K. A. & Kenkel, N. C. & Larson, D. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Revegetation dynamics on vertical cliff faces in abandoned limestone quarries were examined at 18 sites in southern Ontario, Canada, abandoned between...

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Spontaneous succession in limestone quarries as an effective restoration tool for endangered arthropods and plants.

Published online: 10 Mar 2010

Authors: Tropek, R. & Kadlec, T. & Karesova, P. & Spitzer, L. & Kocarek, P. & Malenovsky, I. & Banar, P. & Tuf, I. H. & Hejda, M. & Konvicka, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The view of post-mining sites is rapidly changing among ecologists and conservationists, as sensitive restoration using spontaneous succession may tur...

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Restoration of grassland after magnesian limestone quarrying.

Published online: 22 Jul 1986

Authors: Richardson, J. A. & Evans, M. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Dactylis glomerata, 18 other grass spp. and 5 legume spp. were grown in mixtures and in pure stands on magnesian limestone waste from 1971. In the gre...

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The reclamation of acidic colliery spoil. I. Acid production potential.

Published online: 01 Jan 1983

Authors: Costigan, P. A. & Bradshaw, A. D. & Gemmell, R. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Chemical analyses of spoil from twenty sites showed a considerable range of variation in pyrite content and acid neutralizing capacity (calcium carbon...

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Nitrogen mineralization and nitrification in amended colliery spoils.

Published online: 01 Jan 1976

Authors: Williams, P. J. & Cooper, J. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Mineral nitrogen concentrations were greater in acid spoils (pH<5) than in limed or neutral spoils. In acid spoils, the predominant form was NH4-N....

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