By Kevin P. Timoney

ISBN-10: 3319102346

ISBN-13: 9783319102344

This paintings is a systematic monograph that examines the plant life and plants of normal mineral wetlands compared to mineral wetlands laid low with bitumen exploitation. The paintings is of vast relevance simply because (a) wetland loss and degradation is an international challenge; (b) the ongoing international raise in fossil gas exploitation is leading to frequent harm; and (c) bitumen (tar sands, oil sands) exploitation is a quickly transforming into and damaging set of actions. The center of the paintings is a meta-analysis of 417 crops plots. Analyses of switch over the years and chemical and actual attributes of water and soil are awarded for the subset of plots with enough facts. the aim of the paintings is to illustrate that: (1) There are marked adjustments among typical and industrially-affected wetlands. (2) Industrially-affected mineral wetlands fluctuate from ordinary wetlands of their plants assemblages, their depressed crops and species variety, and their abundance of unique weeds. (3) profitable post-bitumen mining wetland reclamation has now not been complete and should no longer be possible in the foreseeable destiny given the ecological and actual stipulations of the economic wetlands, present reclamation practices, and lax regulatory criteria. In regard to executive coverage and commercial practices, it unearths that they're chargeable for reclamation failure on a grand scale.

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