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Chemical Variation and Vegetation Distribution on a Coal Waste Tip
A. J. Kimber, I. D. Pulford and H. J. Duncan
Journal of Applied Ecology
Vol. 15, No. 2 (Aug., 1978), pp. 627-633
Published by: British Ecological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2402616
Page Count: 7
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(1) Colliery waste on a regraded Scottish tip was classified as `burnt' and `unburnt', and the latter subdivided into `pre-acid' or `acid' on the basis of pH and extractable sulphate levels. (2) `Burnt' material contained more extractable AI than `unburnt' material, but both `burnt' and `unburnt' material varied considerably in chemical properties. (3) The nutrient and trace metal contents of Chamaenerion angustifolium growing on the various areas reflected the acetic extractable levels in the waste.
Journal of Applied Ecology © 1978 British Ecological Society