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Evaluation of Reclamation Success and Indicator Parameters

  • Subodh Kumar Maiti
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Abstract

The first scientific approach on evaluation of reclamation successes in coal mine derelict sites has been systematically documented in the ‘Annual meeting of the American Society of Surface Mining and Reclamation’ held on 1990 under the leadership of Chambers and Wade (USDA Forest Services) in a symposium on ‘Evaluating Reclamation Success: The Ecological Consideration’.

Keywords

Soil Organic Matter Soil Organic Carbon Microbial Biomass Litter Decomposition Nutrient Cycling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subodh Kumar Maiti
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  1. 1.Indian School of Mines Department of Environmental Science and EngineeringCentre for Mining EnvironmentDhanbadIndia

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