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The Mining Factor in the Desertification Process

  • I. Roussis
  • D. Vokou
  • Th. A. Mardiris
  • N. S. Margaris
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Summary

Land disturoance due to surface mining of the lignite deposits in the Ptolemais-Amideon area (N. Greece) has resulted to desert-like conditions. The surface disturbed at present is approximately 30 km2 and is estimated to cover 135 km2 by 2020 when depletion of deposits is predicted. Though the exploitation of lignite started in 1955 no serious efforts of rehabilitation have been undertaken up to now

Keywords

Main Field Desertification Process Rehabilitation Procedure Wood Plantation Hard Effort 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Roussis
    • 1
  • D. Vokou
    • 2
  • Th. A. Mardiris
    • 2
  • N. S. Margaris
    • 2
  1. 1.Ptolemais Lignite CentreNational Electric CorporationGreece
  2. 2.Division of Ecology, Department of Biology, School of SciencesUniversity of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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