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Ecological impacts and restoration of industrial sites: roles of bryophytes and graminoid vascular plants

Fenton, Nicole [1], Rochefort, Line [2], Morgan, Eric [3].

Ecological impacts and restoration of industrial sites: roles of bryophytes and graminoid vascular plants.

Large industrial developments are currently constrained by law requirements to restore disturbed sites once their industrial use is finished. Generally these relatively recent regulations across Canada have resulted in a number of test cases, as standard techniques for restoration at this scale had not yet been developed in the boreal biome. In order to restore working ecosystems in these sites, it is necessary to establish a functioning soil and plant system. Bryophytes and particilar graminoid plants play important roles in these first restoration steps. In this symposium we propose to highlight some of the lessons learned from the significant efforts of industrial restoration and the specific roles different groups of plants play in the establishment of functioning ecosystems on these disturbed sites. Researchers from Canada and the U.S. working on sites across North America will present research dealing with fens, bogs, and arid ecosystems.

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1 - Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Institut of Forest Research, 445 Boul de l'Universite, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, J9Y 1E8, Canada
2 - Universte Laval, Peatland Ecology Research Group, Faculty of agriculture, 2425 rue de l'Agriculture, Quebec, Quebec, G1V 0A6, Canada
3 - 204-10 43rd Ave Apt 2a, Bayside, NY, 11361, USA, (516) 236-6460

boreal ecosystems.

Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Session: SY07
Location: Hall C/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: SY07SUM
Abstract ID:28
Candidate for Awards:None

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