Restoration or rehabilitation of areas degraded by mining

Le projet

Alessandra Rodrigues Kozovits

Aims: Development of techniques for decontamination or restoration of areas degraded by Fe, Al, Mn and Au mining or by the deposition of metal-rich mud on the river banks after breaking the Fundão dam. Monitor the fate of metals derived from soil or atmospheric deposition through the aquatic and terrestrial environments. Test techniques of soil transposition, nucleation and facilitation, including the establishment of the wood wide web, mud and soil mixtures to start the ecological restoration process. Improve methods of germination and production or transposition of seedlings of native species. Evaluate the dynamics of ecological succession, complexity of biotic interactions and environmental services.

Catégorie R&D (Académique, finalisée, technologique, transfert) et pré-pendant- ou post activité minière
Basic and applied academic research (rehabilitation technologies in mined areas), with potential for technology transfer. Association between mining companies and public universities
Principles disciplines du projet
Ecological restoration, soil development, community ecology, phytossociology
Principales thematiques du projet
Decontamination, revegetation, plant facilitation, monitoring, restoration, ecosystem services, the wood wide web
Equipes chercheurs et ingénieurs (nom, prénom, institution, discipline)
  • Kozovits Alessandra , Dr Plant Ecology, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto
Partenaires académiques scientifiques
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Universidade Federal de Lavras
Partenaires industriels
Vale, RENOVA Foundation
Partenaires sociétés civiles
Non spécifié
Partenaires collectivites
Minas Gerais state secretary for environment and sustainable development - SEMAD
Duree du projet
2 years

Valorisation du projet

Publication dans quelle revue, colloques, ateliers de restitution nationaux ou internationaux, livres, film
scientific papers, book chapters, dissemination at conferences, restoration protocol