Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2012, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (4): 289-296.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2012.04.001

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Ecological Restoration of Abandoned Mine Land in China

HU Zhenqi, WANG Peijun, LI Jing   

  1. Institute of Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2012-09-07 Revised:2012-11-14 Online:2012-12-30 Published:2012-12-29
  • Supported by:

    National Twelve Five-year Plan Science and Technology Program (2012BAC04B03).

Abstract: Mining activities produced a lot of abandoned mine land. This paper introduced the theoretical and technical progress of ecological restoration of surface coal mines, mining subsidence land and coal waste piles in China and discussed some key problems for research in the future. Ecological restoration of abandoned mine land was related to many disciplines, and multi-disciplinary theories might make great contributes to it. Some practical techniques of ecological restoration of abandoned mine land and their demonstration bases in China were introduced. Ecosystem succession process and mechanism, structure optimization of land use and new technologies of ecological restoration of abandoned mine land should be focused on in research activities.

Key words: abandoned mine land, ecological restoration, surface coal mine, mining subsidence land, coal waste piles