Mid‐term effects on ecosystem services of quarry restoration ...

This study demonstrates that, used at an appropriate rate, sewage sludge is a good alternative for the valorization of mine spoils in quarry restoration, improving some important regulatory ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, without compromising woody plant encroachment. Author: Vicenç Carabassa, Xavier Domene, Elisa Díaz, Josep M AlcañizCited by: 1Publish Year: 2019Introducing an Ecosystem Approach to Quarry Restoration

of quarry restoration. It shows how an ecosystem services approach could offer the minerals industry a systematic framework to enhance, structure and communicate the benefits which d quarries provides to society. The ecosystem services approach is an emerging trend in policy, academia and land management.

Index System to Evaluate the Quarries Ecological Restoration

ecosystem restoration; therefore, ... First, the ecological restoration process of quarries in Caidian District was described in detail by visiting the relevant design and construction units ...

Enhancing biodiversity and ecosystem services in quarry ...

In this article, we compile and synthesize the contributions of the latest available research on quarry restoration. We depict and discuss some of the most pressing issues regarding (1) the challenges of restoring quarries; (2) the opportunities for biodiversity and ecosystem services delivery; and (3) outline further research addressing ... Author: Pedro A. Salgueiro, Karel Prach, Cristina Branquinho, António MiraPublish Year: 2020The ecological potential of a d abandoned quarry ...

Jun 01, 2011 · Obviously, restoration of the vegetation is the key to improving the ecological environment and thereby drive the rehabilitation of the ecosystem, which in turn enhances regional productivity (Lu et al., 2006). Author: Jinli Wang, Zhuoran Li, Xueyang Hu, Jun Wang, Dezi Wang, Pei QinCited by: 6Publish Year: 2011Quarries - Restoration Ecology Group

What is Restoration Ecology? Restoration Ecology addresses the question how to repair various human-disturbed sites. It provides a scientific basis for practical ecological restoration and promotes, among others, the use of spontaneous or reasonably managed succession in the greatest possible extent without using traditional methods of technical reclamation.

Restoration Resource Center Spain/Portugal: ECOQUARRY ...

Eliminate existing threats to the ecosystem: More than 50% survival of introduced woody plants in most quarries; adequate herb cover. Factors limiting recovery of the ecosystem: Physical instability of substrates (slopes > 30%). Severe drought on the first year after sowing/planting (2005), leading to exceptional plot management actions (e.g ...

Ensuring d Quarries Meet the UK's Biodiversity ...

The restoration process. The type of restoration required will depend upon a variety of factors including what the desired land use or after-use is, as well as the type of mineral that has been quarried. For example, the site could be d for a variety of purposes, including: An agricultural or wildlife setting; Habitat or wetland creation

Quarries to pay for ecology restoration - The Hindu

Sep 22, 2013 · The SEAC has already made ecosystem restoration mandatory for quarries that are granted operational licence in Kerala. Licencees are required to the degraded ecosystem in a phased manner.

Proposals on spent quarries still on paper - The Hindu

Oct 15, 2015 · The State Expert Appraisal Committee has made ecosystem restoration mandatory for quarries that are granted operational licence from 2012. Last year, the Kerala State Biodiversity Board took up ...

The ecological potential of a d abandoned quarry ...

Jun 01, 2011 · Obviously, restoration of the vegetation is the key to improving the ecological environment and thereby drive the rehabilitation of the ecosystem, which in turn enhances regional productivity (Lu et al., 2006).

Enhancing biodiversity and ecosystem services in quarry ...

In this article, we compile and synthesize the contributions of the latest available research on quarry restoration. We depict and discuss some of the most pressing issues regarding (1) the challenges of restoring quarries; (2) the opportunities for biodiversity and ecosystem services delivery; and (3) outline further research addressing ...

Restoration Resource Center Spain/Portugal: ECOQUARRY ...

Eliminate existing threats to the ecosystem: More than 50% survival of introduced woody plants in most quarries; adequate herb cover. Factors limiting recovery of the ecosystem: Physical instability of substrates (slopes > 30%). Severe drought on the first year after sowing/planting (2005), leading to exceptional plot management actions (e.g ...

Project of Ecosystem Restoration and Management in FONGBA ...

Also, the first restoration trial made only of Acacia auriculiformis, compared to some regenerated Kassia siamea plants in the field, raises questions about the restoration of ecosystems destroyed in ecosystem. Thus, as part of the implementation of the Sustainable Land and Biodiversity Management Plan underlying this extraction, this year the ...

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research paper: Ecosystem Services . The research team assessed the ecosystem services generated from nature restoration of two . quarries in eastern England. The paper is titled "Rapid Assessment of Ecosystem Services Provided by two

The ecological potential of a d abandoned quarry ...

In order to conserve the remaining rare dolomite rocks and Mt. Mufu, a forest restoration program has been implemented over ten years. Emergy analysis was used to evaluate the current status of the d ecosystem, in addition, the ecological potential of the fully developed system was predicted and analyzed.

The ecological potential of a d abandoned quarry ...

The purpose of this study is to identify the impacts of abandoned quarries and to examine scenarios for their restoration. Two quarries were selected as case studies, which are located in the ...

Kelso Quarry Park an environmental engineering showcase ...

Nov 30, 2018 · “The diverse ecosystem that has been created in the heart of the Niagara Escarpment is why this site is so exceptional.” Responding to a question on why the association didn’t wait until the restoration was fully completed before presenting the award, Cheesman pointed out the process for awarding the bronze plaque started in 2016.

Linking quarries and their surroundings by restoration ...

The results of all these studies will be published in a scientific report and in a technical handbook on ecological restoration actions for improving the aquatic mammal’s habitat in gravel quarries and their surroundings. Finally, dissemination materials will be designed and disseminations events will be implemented.

Valuing the net benefits of ecosystem restoration

proposed quarry extension and ecosystem restoration. The focus is on incremental changes in the provision of ecosystem services associated with the extension of the quarry and subsequent restoration, rather than measuring Total Economic Value (TEV). This valuation of ecosystem services is used in a

Project of Ecosystem Restoration and Management in FONGBA ...

Also, the first restoration trial made only of Acacia auriculiformis, compared to some regenerated Kassia siamea plants in the field, raises questions about the restoration of ecosystems destroyed in ecosystem. Thus, as part of the implementation of the Sustainable Land and Biodiversity Management Plan underlying this extraction, this year the ...

Ecosystem Restoration - Center for Biological Diversity

Ecological restoration is the process of reclaiming habitat and ecosystem functions by restoring the lands and waters on which plants and animals depend. Restoration is a corrective step that involves eliminating or modifying causes of ecological degradation and re-establishing the natural processes — like natural fires, floods, or predator ...

Valuing the net benefits of ecosystem restoration

proposed quarry extension and ecosystem restoration. The focus is on incremental changes in the provision of ecosystem services associated with the extension of the quarry and subsequent restoration, rather than measuring Total Economic Value (TEV). This valuation of ecosystem services is used in a

Index System to Evaluate the Quarries Ecological Restoration

This study developed and categorized quarry ecosystem recovery indicators based on the Core Capabilities of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) International through literature review and the development of recovery plans.

Awareness and consideration of ecosystem services in quarries ...

Title : Awareness and consideration of ecosystem services in quarries restoration in Western Europe: Language : English: Author, co-author : Mercken, Kathleen [Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Biodiversité et Paysage >]

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research paper: Ecosystem Services . The research team assessed the ecosystem services generated from nature restoration of two . quarries in eastern England. The paper is titled "Rapid Assessment of Ecosystem Services Provided by two

Progresses in restoration of post-mining landscape in Africa ...

Mar 19, 2018 · There are very few cases of large-scale post-mining restoration practices in Africa. The most notable examples came from Kenya, South Africa and Ghana. In Kenya, large-scale ecosystem restoration on exhausted quarries at Haller Park, Bamburi was started in 1971 by initially planting 26 tree species on 2-km 2 areas of open quarries (Siachoono 2010).

Ripon - Yorkshire | Lightwater Quarries

Unique to the d landscape at magnesium limestone quarries like Potgate and Gebdykes is the limestone grassland which is easily overlooked however it has a diverse ecosystem. The grass itself is hardy and durable.

50 disused quarries turned into wildlife habitats to help ...

Jan 27, 2018 · A conservation project to turn 50 quarries into nature reserves by 2020 has been completed two years early and is already saving endangered species, like the turtle dove.

3. The Environmental Impacts of Aggregate Extraction ...

Most old pits and quarries are not being properly rehabilitated. As noted in one study “less than half of the land disturbed for aggregate production between 1992 and 2001 has actually been rehabilitated.” The province classifies pits and quarries as “interim uses of the land” and requires 100% rehabilitation of pits and quarries ...

IUCN joins Holcim for quarry restoration in Lebanon | IUCN

It has been reported by the Alleviating Barriers to Quarries Rehabilitation in Lebanon Project, that there are more than 1,278 quarry sites are distributed over forestland and grass land, including more than 1,000 quarry sites that are abandoned without restoration, leaving behind huge negative impacts on the local ecosystems and livelihoods of ...

The role of native woody species on the restoration of campos ...

93 documented while restoration ecology studies are urgently needed. 94 According to the level of degradation, restoration of quarries and mines may require 95 seed addition (Cooper & MacDonald 2000, Turner et al. 2006, Kirmer et al. 2012, Ballesteros

APPLICATION OF RESTORATION ECOLOGY PRINCIPLES TO THE PRACTICE ...

limestone quarries in Mediterranean environment. It aims to answer three basic questions: where, when and how should intervention by ecological restoration be achieved in abandoned limestone quarries. Results show that quarries are heterogeneous ecosystems and interventional strategies should be planned according to the different landforms ...

Restoring Quarry Silt Lagoons for Migrant Waders - United ...

Public benefits. This project is mainly aimed at quarry restoration managers, mineral planners and restoration ecologists. By developing evidence based restoration techniques applicable at numerous sites, the project will contribute to wider conservation goals benefitting the ecosystems that support migratory birds and other organisms.

Suitable Re-Use of Abandoned Quarries for Restoration and ...

Old quarries allow us to understand the alteration process of the material, to establish their durability and provide valuable information in view of the restoration and conservation works. The Geomonumental Routes [ 37 ] are excellent examples of a holistic approach of how to promote the heritage interlocking history and science.

Prioritizing sites for ecological restoration based on ...

ecological restoration projects need to integrate society values in the restoration process (Choi, 2004; Comín et al., 2005). In parallel, res-toration ecology moved from targeting relatively small areas to plan-ning ecological restoration at scales more meaningful for ecosystem functioning, such as the landscape or the watershed scale (Ribeiro

Quarry Site Best Practices – Natural Stone Council

Jan 19, 2009 · Extracting stone can be an arduous endeavor that affects the local ecosystem and community on a number of levels. Not unlike any development (commercial, residential, government, etc.), quarry operations can greatly modify landscape and topography, can impact wildlife populations, and require supplemental quantities of water and energy.

GHANA FLR Guidelines - IUCN

encourage innovative restoration efforts. In addition, a National workshop on ITTO guidelines for the restoration, management and rehabilitation of degraded and secondary tropical forest was held in Ghana in 2006. At the National workshop participants reiterated the need for building the capacity of the stakeholders in practical use of the

Special Issue "Terrestrial Ecosystem Restoration"

Restoration projects can have varying goals, depending on the specific focus, rationale, and aims for restoration. When restoration projects use project-specific goals to define activities and gauge success without considering broader ecological context, determination of project implications and success can be confounding.

Habitat Restoration Initiative of Eastern Africa – Nature Kenya

Habitat restoration techniques can now be employed to repair the damage caused by humans to the diversity and dynamics of original ecosystem processes that sustain life on earth. The need for habitats restoration is one of the key areas of activities recommended in the Convention on Biological Diversity.