Revegetation of Mining-Disturbed Lands in Ontario Using Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi

dc.contributor.advisorHunt, Shelley
dc.contributor.advisorNewmaster, Steven
dc.contributor.authorRapai, Sean
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-26T16:57:00Z
dc.date.available2014-08-26T16:57:00Z
dc.date.copyright2014-08
dc.date.created2014-07-21
dc.date.issued2014-08-26
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeEnvironmental Sciencesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study identified a target post-mine plant community for the Detour Lake mine site through the establishment, sampling and analysis of data from vegetation plots on the mine property. This study also examined techniques in the application of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) soil amendments to improve re-vegetation success in mine overburden under greenhouse conditions. Selected boreal understory plant species had significantly greater above ground biomass and percent root colonization rates following soil amendment with AMF, and AMF in combination with peat soil amendments. In a second trial, Elymus trachycaulus had significantly increased hyphal and vesicular, but not arbuscular, root colonization in response to inoculation with a commercial strain of AMF (Rhizophagus irregularis). Although above ground biomass was not increased. The re-introduction of AMF during the reclamation of boreal forest ecosystems should be explored under field conditions, as the community examined in this greenhouse study responded positively.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/8338
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/*
dc.subjectArbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungien_US
dc.subjectCommercial Inoculationen_US
dc.subjectBorealen_US
dc.subjectMine Restorationen_US
dc.titleRevegetation of Mining-Disturbed Lands in Ontario Using Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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