Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
SOIL, 2, 41–48, 2016
SOIL, 2, 41–48, 2016

Short communication 21 Jan 2016

Short communication | 21 Jan 2016

Quantification of the inevitable: the influence of soil macrofauna on soil water movement in rehabilitated open-cut mined lands

S. Arnold and E. R. Williams

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Albright, W. H., Benson, C. H., Gee, G. W., Roesler, A. C., Abichou, T., Apiwantragoon, P., Lyles, B. F., and Rock, S. A.: Field water balance of landfill final covers, J. Environ. Qual., 33, 2317–2332, 2004.
Arnold, S., Lechner, A., and Baumgartl, T.: Merging modelling and experimental approaches to advance ecohydrological system understanding., in: Revisiting experimental catchment studies in forest hydrology, edited by: Webb, A. A., Bonell, M., Bren, L., Lane, P. N. J., McGuire, D., Neary, D. G., Nettles, J., Scott, D. F., Stednick, J. D., and Wang, Y., IAHS Publications, 117–124, 2012a.
Arnold, S., Thornton, C., and Baumgartl, T.: Ecohydrological feedback as a land restoration tool in the semi-arid Brigalow Belt, QLD, Australia, Agriculture, Ecosyst. Environ., 163, 61–71,, 2012b.
Arnold, S., Audet, P., Doley, D., and Baumgartl, T.: Hydropedology and Ecohydrology of the Brigalow Belt, Australia: Opportunities for Ecosystem Rehabilitation in Semiarid Environments, gsvadzone, 12,, 2013.
Arnold, S., Attinger, S., Frank, K., Baxter, P., Possingham, H., and Hildebrandt, A.: Ecosystem management along ephemeral rivers: Trading off socio-economic water supply and vegetation conservation under flood regime uncertainty, River Res. Appl.,, 2014.
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Soil water models are used to design cover systems for containing hazardous waste following mining. Often, soil invertebrates are omitted from these calculations, despite playing a major role in soil development (nutrient cycling) and water pathways (seepage, infiltration). As such, soil invertebrates can influence the success of waste cover systems. We propose that experiments in glasshouses, laboratories and field trials on mined lands be undertaken to provide knowledge for these models.