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Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralization and Microbial Succession in Oil Sands Reclamation Soils Amended with Pyrogenic CarbonDownload
Land reclamation of oil sands disturbed boreal forests in Alberta is a challenging task facing companies with surface mine leases. The government requires reclamation to equivalent land capability, which is a vague statement at best. Agronomic theories and methodologies have been applied in the...
Influence of Amendments and Soil Depth on Available Nutrients and Microbial Dynamics in Contrasting Topsoil Materials Used for Oil Sands ReclamationDownload
As of December 2013, the cumulative area disturbed by oil sands mining in NE Alberta was 896 km2 out of an estimated final footprint of 4,800 km2 – all of which will require reclamation. Expensive handling costs and scarce soil resources necessitate judicious management and application of...
Rebuilding the boreal: analyzing the replicability of the bacterial community structure and soil functioning of forest floor mineral mix with peat subsoil admixturesDownload
Alberta law requires reclamation of lands disturbed by surface mining operations, such as those occurring at the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, however, reclamation rates lag far behind continued disturbance rates. Due to cost, mining companies must make use of the materials on site, of which the...
Large oil sands deposits in the Athabasca oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, are recovered through surface mining, creating a large-scale disturbance. Reclamation requires reconstruction of soil profiles to return the land to equivalent land capability and support the required end land use....
Trembling aspen seedling establishment, growth and response to fertilization on contrasting soils used in oil sands reclamation.Download
Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) is an important tree species for land reclamation. This study determined trembling aspen germination, establishment, initial growth and response to fertilizer on contrasting oil sands reclamation soils. In a greenhouse, eight soils varying in total nitrogen...