Soil-microbial-plant signals and effects on plant eco-physiological performance for mine site restoration

Wei San Wong

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Mining activities have far-reaching ecological impacts that often lead to ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss. This thesis reports on pioneering research evaluating the use of commercial microbial inoculants for ecological restoration of post-mining substrates of Western Australia. These substrates are often highly challenging for plant growth, and plant species are often poorly known. Evidence obtained from plant physiological measurements, phytohormone analysis and soil microbiomes highlight that further research is required before advocating the use of commercial microbial inoculants in post-mining ecological restoration. This thesis presents methods and insight that will benefit future research and industry applications.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Veneklaas, Erik, Supervisor
  • Stevens, Jason, Supervisor
  • Valliere, Justin, Supervisor
  • Yong, Jean Wan Hong, Supervisor, External person
  • Trengove, Robert, Supervisor
Award date23 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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