Spontaneous succession in limestone quarries as an effective restoration tool for endangered arthropods and plants

@article{Tropek2010SpontaneousSI,
  title={Spontaneous succession in limestone quarries as an effective restoration tool for endangered arthropods and plants},
  author={Robert Tropek and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Kadlec and Petra Kare{\vs}ov{\'a} and Luk{\'a}{\vs} Spitzer and Petr Ko{\vc}{\'a}rek and Igor Malenovsk{\'y} and Petr Baňař and Ivan Hadri{\'a}n Tuf and Martin Hejda and Martin Konvi{\vc}ka},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={47},
  pages={139-147}
}
Summary 1. The view of post-mining sites is rapidly changing among ecologists and conservationists, as sensitive restoration using spontaneous succession may turn such sites into biodiversity refuges in human-exploited regions. However, technical reclamation, consisting of covering the sites by topsoil, sowing fast-growing herb mixtures and planting trees, is still commonly adopted. Until now, no multi-taxa study has compared technically reclaimed sites and sites left with spontaneous… 

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