Invertebrates or Iron: Does Large-Scale Opencast Mining Impact Invertebrate Diversity In Ephemeral Wetlands?

@inproceedings{Buschke2012InvertebratesOI,
  title={Invertebrates or Iron: Does Large-Scale Opencast Mining Impact Invertebrate Diversity In Ephemeral Wetlands?},
  author={Falko T. Buschke and Joan Adendorff and Jaco Lamprechts and Marie Watson and Maitland T. Seaman},
  year={2012}
}
Disturbance has been offered as an explanatory mechanism in structuring the variation of species across a landscape. In this study, we investigated the effect of the impact by Kolomela Iron Mine on the variation of species occurring in temporary pans. Using a novel null model approach to partitioning two sets of data (from before and after the establishment of the mine) into independent alpha (α) and beta (β) components, we determined that the mining practices have had little to no impact on… CONTINUE READING

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