Revegetation studies on oil shale related disturbances in Colorado
An interdisciplinary research project was initiated in 1976 to provide both basic and applied information that would aid in the reestablishment of natural functioning ecosystems on land disturbances associated with energy development. The approach included field, laboratory, and greenhouse experiments designed to provide both structural and functional information about disturbed ecological systems in the semiarid west. This report presents results from the sixth year of the study. The degree of soil disturbance substantially influences the rate of natural plant success ion. Mixing soil horizons ...
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