(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Development of microbial properties and enzyme activities in copper mine wasteland during natural restoration

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHAN J. (1) ; SUN Q.-Y (1) ;
(1) School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Anhui Univ., CHINE


In this study, microbial biomass, basic respiration, microbial diversity and enzyme activities were investigated during the natural successional process in 2 copper mine wastelands in the Tongling Copper Mine area, Anhui Province, with different restoration development times. As the plant ecosystem progressed from bare land with cryptogamic crusts to vascular plant communities, organic matter, total nitrogen (N), available phosphorus (P) and water holding capacity increased, whereas pH and toxicity of heavy metals decreased. It is highlighted that the natural successional series consisted of species adapted to mine wastelands, and that soil microbial biomass and enzyme activities tended to be more sensitive to heavy metals


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 116 [pp. 86-94]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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