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ArticleName A review of major applied research on restoration of ecological balance on mining lands in global subsoil use
DOI 10.17580/em.2023.02.24
ArticleAuthor Raevich K. V., Vokin V. N., Kiryushina E. V., Maglinets Yu. A.

Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Raevich K. V., Associate Professor, Candidate of Engineering Sciences,
Vokin V. N., Professor, Candidate of Engineering Sciences
Kiryushina E. V., Associate Professor, Candidate of Engineering Sciences
Maglinets Yu. A., Professor, Candidate of Engineering Sciences


The paper was written with the participation of I. V. Zenkov, Professor, Doctor of Engineering Sciences.


The authors review the applied research on reclamation and phytoremediation of lands disturbed in global subsoil management. The reviewed ecological studies encompass all continents and natural climate zones, and are targeted at accelerated restoration of ecological balance in the regions of operating or previously operated mines. The information environment for the decision-making on reclamation and phytoremediation of disturbed lands is aggregated in the course of field experimentation and monitoring of quality indicators of soil cover on the mining landscapes with subsequent processing and analysis of the field data on a laboratory scale. In all studies, ecologists emphasize expediency of the early ecological balance restoration on the mining-disturbed lands via special geotechnical and biological reclamation activities, as well as phytoremediation.

keywords Global mining industry, opencast mining, mining industry ecology, disturbed lands, ecological balance restoration, land reclamation, phytoremediation, human ecology

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