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Diversity and functional attributes of microorganisms from stockpiled soils of coal mines in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
(North-West University, 2018)
Coal mining in South Africa is renowned for large-scale removal of topsoil and subsoil through opencast mining. Such processes lead to an enormous amount of land degradation, and thus limit the land when mining operation ...
Multi-species assessment of South African coal mine reclamation soils for ecosystem recovery
(North-West University (South Africa)North-West University, 2020)
At present, there is no comprehensive soil quality assessment practice for the coal mining industry in South Africa. Studies have shown that belowground soil biota are crucial to soil ecosystem functioning and are sensitive ...