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Restoration and Recovery of an Industrial Region : Progress in Restoring the Smelter-Damaged Landscape Near Sudbury, Canada - John M. Gunn

Restoration and Recovery of an Industrial Region

Progress in Restoring the Smelter-Damaged Landscape Near Sudbury, Canada

By: John M. Gunn (Editor)

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Published: 9th May 1995
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Sudbury, Ontario is one of the world's most polluted areas. A century of industrial activities has resulted in thousands of acidified lakes and vast areas of denuded land. This book describes, in a manner accessible to a wide audience, the damage and the efforts at environmental restoration at Sudbury which resulted in its winning a United Nations award in 1992 for land reclamation.
The book has been written by a distinguished group of contributors, ranging from experts in acid rain and land reclamation to environmental engineers and toxicologists.

Preface
Contributors
History of Geology, Mineral Exploration, and Environmental Damage
Forewordp. 3
Geological and Geographic Settingp. 5
Early History of Human Activities in the Sudbury Area and Ecological Damage to the Landscapep. 17
Reading the Records Stored in the Lake Sediments: A Method of Examining the History and Extent of Industrial Damage to Lakesp. 33
Trends in Natural Recovery after Emission Reductions
Forewordp. 47
Declining Industrial Emissions, Improving Air Quality, and Reduced Damage to Vegetationp. 51
Lake Water Quality Improvements and Recovering Aquatic Communitiesp. 67
Lichens: Sensitive Indicators of Improving Air Qualityp. 81
Natural Recovery of Vascular Plant Communities on the Industrial Barrens of the Sudbury Areap. 93
Goals of Restoration
Forewordp. 105
Municipal Land Restoration Program: The Regreening Processp. 109
Revegetation of the Copper Cliff Tailings Areap. 123
Engineered Wetlands as a Tailings Rehabilitation Strategyp. 135
Preservation of Biodiversity: Aurora Troutp. 143
Partnerships for Wildlife Restoration: Peregrine Falconsp. 155
Research Topics in Restoration Ecology
Forewordp. 169
Dynamics of Plant Communities and Soils in Revegetated Ecosystems: A Sudbury Case Studyp. 173
Lake Sediments: Sources or Sinks of Industrially Mobilized Elements?p. 183
Liming of Sudbury Lakes: Lessons for Recovery of Aquatic Biota from Acidificationp. 195
Trends in Waterfowl Populations: Evidence of Recovery from Acidificationp. 205
Acidification and Metal Contamination: Implications for the Soil Biota of Sudburyp. 219
Birch Coppice Woodlands near the Sudbury Smelters: Dynamics of a Forest Monoculturep. 233
Potential Role of Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) in Colonizing Metal-Contaminated Ecosystemsp. 247
Urban Lakes: Integrators of Environmental Damage and Recoveryp. 257
Planning for the Future
Forewordp. 271
Developments in Emission Control Technologies/Strategies: A Case Studyp. 275
Integrated Management and Progressive Rehabilitation of Industrial Landsp. 287
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems: Technologies for Mapping and Monitoring Environmental Healthp. 299
Catchment Management in the Industrial Landscapep. 313
Planning for the Environmentally Friendly Cityp. 325
From Restoration to Sustainable Ecosystemsp. 335
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780387944302
ISBN-10: 0387944303
Series: Springer Series on Environmental Management
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 9th May 1995
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.05  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.01