The detrital food web and surface mine reclamation

TitleThe detrital food web and surface mine reclamation
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsParker LW, Whitford WG
Conference NameProceedings of American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation
Date PublishedOctober 8-10, 19
Conference LocationDenver, Colorado
Call Number00227
Keywordsabstract, abstracts, conference, conference proceedings, conferences, decomposition, mine spoils, food web, detrital, mine spoils,decomposition, proceeding, proceedings
AbstractSoil microorganisms and microfauna are major constituents of the detrital food web. As they decompose plant and animal residues they recycle essential plant nutrients. In so doing they regulate the productivity of the system. Because of their major role in system regulation this presentation will investigate the processes involved in the development of a detrital food web in disturbed mine spoils.