Cerrado habitat establishment through open-pit mine reclamation in Paracatu, Brazil

dc.contributor.advisorKelly, Sean
dc.contributor.advisorLandman, Karen
dc.contributor.authorSlingerland, Neeltje
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-21T14:17:02Z
dc.date.available2021-07-21T14:17:02Z
dc.date.copyright2009
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractThe governments of first-world countries mandate the ongoing remediation of open-pit mines throughout the extraction process; however, this is rarely the case in developing countries. Mines are frequently located near impoverished urban development, suggesting that opportunities may exist for end-uses that improve the quality of life for these communities. A review of literature on open-pit mine reclamation and cerrado habitat establishment has lead to the formation of a set of guidelines for native habitat and improved ecosystem services. The guidelines were reviewed by specialists in mine reclamation and ecology, further clarifying their implications. A site visit, inventory, and analysis were finalized before the guiding principles were graphically implemented in a demonstration plan. The illustration of these guiding principles through design has demonstrated how cerrado can be successfully integrated into landscapes of temporary degradation.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/26077
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectCerrado habitat establishmenten_US
dc.subjectopen-pit mine reclamationen_US
dc.subjectParacatuen_US
dc.subjectBrazilen_US
dc.subjectguidelinesen_US
dc.subjectimproved ecosystem servicesen_US
dc.titleCerrado habitat establishment through open-pit mine reclamation in Paracatu, Brazilen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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