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Life form succession in plant communities on colliery waste tips

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Abstract

Five disused colliery waste tips in the Somerset Coalfield, 12, 15, 21, 55 and 98 years old, respectively, were examined to determine the life forms of the naturally-occurring vascular plant species. Hemicryptophytes comprised between 68 and 79% of the number of species on each tip. Rosette hemicryptophytes comprised 31.8% of the species on the 12-year tip, declining to 11.8% on the 98-year tip. It is suggested that artificial planting of rosette hemicryptophytes may be beneficial in reclamation schemes. 3 tables.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1973
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-081962
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environ. Pollut.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 5
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; MINERAL WASTES; ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSION; LAND RECLAMATION; COAL MINES; COAL MINING; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; PLANT GROWTH; PREFERRED SPECIES; REVEGETATION; SPOIL BANKS; UNITED KINGDOM; EUROPE; GRASS; GROWTH; MINES; MINING; PLANTS; SHRUBS; SOLID WASTES; TREES; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; WASTES; WESTERN EUROPE; 010900* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Environmental Aspects; 560303 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
5745114
Research Organizations:
The University, Bristol, England
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: ENVPA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
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Pages: 19-22
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Down, C G. Life form succession in plant communities on colliery waste tips. United Kingdom: N. p., 1973. Web.
Down, C G. Life form succession in plant communities on colliery waste tips. United Kingdom.
Down, C G. 1973. "Life form succession in plant communities on colliery waste tips." United Kingdom.
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title = {Life form succession in plant communities on colliery waste tips}
author = {Down, C G}
abstractNote = {Five disused colliery waste tips in the Somerset Coalfield, 12, 15, 21, 55 and 98 years old, respectively, were examined to determine the life forms of the naturally-occurring vascular plant species. Hemicryptophytes comprised between 68 and 79% of the number of species on each tip. Rosette hemicryptophytes comprised 31.8% of the species on the 12-year tip, declining to 11.8% on the 98-year tip. It is suggested that artificial planting of rosette hemicryptophytes may be beneficial in reclamation schemes. 3 tables.}
journal = {Environ. Pollut.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {5}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1973}
month = {Jan}
}