MVM room A2034, Uppsala

Lunch seminar "Restoring functional soils after oil extraction in the Athabasca Oil Sands region of Canada"

By Dr. Cindy E. Prescott, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia


Oil sands surface mining has disturbed 715 km2 of boreal forest in northern Alberta, Canada which is only 15% of the potential surface-mineable area in the region. During the extraction process, surface soil is removed and stored for later use as a capping treatment.  During reclamation these upland mineral soils are mixed with peat from bogs in the mine footprint to form a peat-mineral mix that caps reclaimed areas prior to vegetation establishment. I will present findings from our research into the development of nutrient cycling, microbial communities, carbon stores and soils structure in the reclaimed soils



Time: 2015-06-10 11:30 - 13:00
City: Uppsala
Location: MVM room A2034
Organiser: FoSW
Additional info:

Register for lunch (free of charge) by e-mail to Preeti no later than 5th of June. Please inform if you wish vegetarian food or have any food allergies/restrictions. Lunch is served at 11.30 in the MVM building lunch room and the seminar starts at 12.00.


Preetisri Baskaran,Minh Anh Nguyen and Charlotta Tiberg