Role Of Seedbank Substrates in the Revegetation of Fly Ash and Gypsum in the U.K.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/13027
Title:
Role Of Seedbank Substrates in the Revegetation of Fly Ash and Gypsum in the U.K.
Authors:
Shaw, Peter
Other Titles:
Revegetation of PFA and FGD gypsum
Abstract:
Experimental plots of pulverised fuel ash (PFA), alone or mixed with Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) gypsum, were seeded with topsoil from areas where PFA had been revegetated naturally, or with estuarine soil. Plots containing fresh PFA became more saline during the first three years due to formation of a salt crust, and these plots experienced colonisation by halophytic species. Plots initially containing two year old PFA declined in salinity throughout the experiment, and were colonised by a richer plant community dominated by legumes. A total of 57 plant species was recorded in the two experiments. Of these, Melilotus officinalis (ribbed melilot), Medicago lupulina (black medick), Vulpia myuros (rat's tail fescue) and Puccinellia maritima (common saltmarsh grass) showed commercial potential for stabilising these wastes, and by implication other saline or high-boron materials.
Citation:
Restoration Ecology 4 (1) 61-69
Issue Date:
1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/13027
Submitted date:
2007-07
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Department of Life Sciences Collection

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dc.contributor.authorShaw, Peter-
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-31T11:42:16Z-
dc.date.available2007-07-31T11:42:16Z-
dc.date.issued1996-
dc.date.submitted2007-07-
dc.identifier.citationRestoration Ecology 4 (1) 61-69-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/13027-
dc.description.abstractExperimental plots of pulverised fuel ash (PFA), alone or mixed with Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) gypsum, were seeded with topsoil from areas where PFA had been revegetated naturally, or with estuarine soil. Plots containing fresh PFA became more saline during the first three years due to formation of a salt crust, and these plots experienced colonisation by halophytic species. Plots initially containing two year old PFA declined in salinity throughout the experiment, and were colonised by a richer plant community dominated by legumes. A total of 57 plant species was recorded in the two experiments. Of these, Melilotus officinalis (ribbed melilot), Medicago lupulina (black medick), Vulpia myuros (rat's tail fescue) and Puccinellia maritima (common saltmarsh grass) showed commercial potential for stabilising these wastes, and by implication other saline or high-boron materials.en
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dc.subjectpulverised fuel ashen
dc.subjectPFAen
dc.subjectfly asken
dc.subjectgypsumen
dc.subjectrevegetationen
dc.subjectseedbanken
dc.titleRole Of Seedbank Substrates in the Revegetation of Fly Ash and Gypsum in the U.K.en
dc.title.alternativeRevegetation of PFA and FGD gypsumen
dc.typeArticleen
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