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Professor Thomas Baumgartl

Director, Future Regions Research Centre (FRRC)

Future Regions Research Centre (FRRC)

Section/Portfolio:

Future Regions Research Centre (FRRC)

Location:

Gippsland Campus, Online

Anc–bnc titrations and geochemical modeling for characterizing calcareous and siliceous mining waste

Pyrite and calcite are mineral phases that play a major role in acid and neutral mine drainage...

An empirical analysis of sediment export dynamics from a constructed landform in the wet tropics

Although plot-scale erosion experiments are numerous, there are few studies on constructed...

A small-scale test for rapid assessment of the soil development potential in post-mining soils

When ceasing brown coal mining activities, the restoration of the disturbed landscape is...

Lead mobilization and speciation in mining waste: Experiments and modeling

Mining produces significant amounts of solid mineral waste. Mine waste storage facilities are...

Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded land in arid and semiarid environments: Editorial

[No abstract available]

Event-based deep drainage and percolation dynamics in Vertosols and Chromosols

The quantification of percolation processes and deep drainage rates in cracking clays is...

Inspection of open-pit mine drainage characteristics with a horizontal borehole camera

Horizontal bores and drains are crucial infrastructures for maintaining the stability of large...

Mapping the cumulative impacts of long-term mining disturbance and progressive rehabilitation on ecosystem services

Open-cut coal mining can seriously disturb and reshape natural landscapes which results in a...

Modelling hydrological performance of a bauxite residue profile for deposition management of a storage facility

Accurate scheduling of bauxite residue (red mud) deposition time is required in order to prevent...

Simulation of the effect of climate variability on reclamation success of brine-affected soil in semi-arid environments

Soils in arid and semi-arid environments are threatened by salinization. A cost-effective and...

Geochemical characteristics of rehabilitated tailings and associated seepages at Kidston gold mine, Queensland, Australia

This study investigated an uncapped tailings storage facility in a semi-arid subtropical climate,...

Mineralogy of tailings: Challenges to usual routines of characterization

In Chile, the evaluation to reprocess tailings for elements other than the traditional Cu, Mo,...

  • Conference Proceedings

Quantifying rehabilitation risks for surface-strip coal mines using a soil compaction Bayesian network in South Africa and Australia: To demonstrate the R 2 AIN Framework

Environmental information is acquired and assessed during the environmental impact assessment...

The effect of weathering on salt release from coal mine spoils

Coal mine spoils have the potential to create environmental impacts, such as salt load to...

Ecosystem services mapping uncertainty assessment: A case study in the Fitzroy basin mining region

Ecosystem services mapping is becoming increasingly popular through the use of various readily...

Mapping cumulative impacts of mining on sediment retention ecosystem service in an Australian mining region

Mining development can potentially lead to cumulative impacts on ecosystems and their services...

Modeling the effect of soil physical amendments on reclamation and revegetation success of a saline-sodic soil in a semi-arid environment

Poor soil physical conditions associated with low hydraulic conductivity and infiltration can...

The application of natural landform analogy and geology-based spoil classification to improve surface stability of elevated spoil landforms in the Bowen Basin, Australia-A review

Large-scale open cut mining has occurred within the Bowen Basin for over 4 decades, transitioning...

The effect of soil physical amendments on reclamation of a saline-sodic soil: Simulation of salt leaching using HYDRUS-1D

Poor soil physical conditions such as low hydraulic conductivity can limit salt depletion from...

The potential of three halophytes (Tecticornia pergranulata, Sclerolaena longicuspis, and Frankenia serpyllifolia) for the rehabilitation of brine-affected soils

Brine, produced as a by-product of oil extraction, when contained in evaporation ponds can cause...

A practical testing approach to predict the geochemical hazards of in-pit coal mine tailings and rejects

Coal mining operations produce a large amount of coal spoil and tailing wastes that may cause...

Effect of physical amendments on salt leaching characteristics for reclamation

Saline-sodic soils may be reclaimed through the addition of amendments to alter the soil pore...

Germination of Atriplex halimus seeds under salinity and water stress

Direct seeding is an effective approach for plant re-establishment and revegetation of...

Interaction of humic acid with Cu/Pb-Zn tailings of different degrees of weathering

Aggregation of tailings is instrumental for developing a physical environment permitting water...

Quantitative differentiation of coal, char and soil organic matter in an Australian coal minesoil

Organic inputs from plant establishment are part of the rehabilitation process in restoring coal...

Application of spatial time domain reflectometry measurements in heterogeneous, rocky substrates

Measurement of soil moisture across depths using sensors is currently limited to point...

Energy from the foodbowl: Associated land-use conflicts, risks and wicked problems

This article reports on a study of an agricultural region in southeast Queensland, Australia that...

Field evaluation of three modified infiltration models for the simulation of rainfall sequences

Classical infiltration models have been modified to predict infiltration under rainfall...

Organic amendment and plant growth improved aggregation in Cu/Pb-Zn tailings

Improving aggregation in base metal mine tailings is an important step in stimulating the...

The effect of particle size and mineral liberation on the acid generating potential of sulphidic waste rock

Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) prediction is complicated by the number and complexity of influencing...

The Impact of Underground Longwall Mining on Prime Agricultural Land: A Review and Research Agenda

Coal mining and agriculture have repeatedly come into conflict when they co-occur. Although...

Are we getting accurate measurements of K<inf>sat</inf> for sodic clay soils?

In this paper we discuss the use of a series of column experiments to improve understanding of...

Modeling effects of canopy and roots on soil moisture and deep drainage

Vadose zone soil moisture and groundwater recharge in forested ecosystems can be influenced by...

Quantifying spatiotemporal dynamics of root-zone soil water in a mixed forest on subtropical coastal sand dune using surface ERT and spatial TDR

We jointly used surface electrical resistivity tomography (surface ERT) and spatial time domain...

RunCA: A cellular automata model for simulating surface runoff at different scales

The Runoff Model Based on Cellular Automata (RunCA) has been developed to simulate surface runoff...

The limited impact of vegetation on the water balance of mine waste cover systems in semi-arid Australia

In (semi-)arid environments, mine waste cover systems aim to minimize drainage into underlying...

Designing mine tailings for better environmental, social and economic outcomes: A review of alternative approaches

With the unprecedented rate of mining and mineral processing over the past decade, there has been...

Effects of soil water potential on germination of co-dominant Brigalow species: Implications for rehabilitation of water-limited ecosystems in the Brigalow Belt bioregion

Rehabilitation of disturbed and degraded land is a critical legal and ecological requirement to...

Effects of surface properties of organic matters on cation adsorption in solution phase

Organic substances have been commonly added to mine tailings to improve physical and chemical...

Estimating input parameters for four infiltration models from basic soil, vegetation, and rainfall properties

Quantifying infiltration is a challenging and time-consuming process because the parameters are...

Germination of Acacia harpophylla (Brigalow) seeds in relation to soil water potential: Implications for rehabilitation of a threatened ecosystem

Initial soil water conditions play a critical role when seeding is the primary approach to...

How farmers, graziers, miners, and gas-industry personnel see their potential for coexistence in rural Queensland

Soil moisture profile of a water-shedding cover design in central Queensland

A soil cover isolates possibly acid-forming mine wastes from atmospheric interaction and thereby...

  • Conference Proceedings

Spatial Time Domain Reflectometry (spatial TDR) in geo-environmental engineering

Spatial Time Domain Reflectometry (spatial TDR) is a measurement method for determining water...

Tensile strain-rate dependency of pore water pressure and failure strength of soil

With a tensiometer <1 mm in diameter, we demonstrated a direct impact of strain rate induced...

Understanding the salinity issue of coal mine spoils in the context of salt cycle

Coal mine spoils (CMSs), the solid wastes originated from the rock formations and soil cover...

Contaminated land, ecological assessment, and remediation conference series (CLEAR 2012): Environmental pollution and risk assessments

No abstract available

Geochemical assessments and classification of coal mine spoils for better understanding of potential salinity issues at closure

Coal mining wastes in the form of spoils, rejects and tailings deposited on a mine lease can...

How farmers, graziers, miners, and gas industry personnel see their potential for co-existence in rural Queensland

Rapid expansion of the coal seam gas (CSG) sector in Queensland has fuelled debate on the...

  • Conference Proceedings

Hydropedology and ecohydrology of the brigalow belt, Australia: Opportunities for ecosystem rehabilitation in semiarid environments

The Brigalow Belt Bioregion-located between the subtropical coastline and semiarid interior of...

Long Term Performance of Hydrogeochemical Riverine Mine Tailings Deposition at Freeport Indonesia

Steep terrain, intense rainfall, and seismic activity precluded use of conventional tailings...

Selectivity and repeated use of nesting sites in a freshwater turtle

Understanding why turtles select specific localities to nest over others is important for...

Site-specific climate analysis elucidates revegetation challenges for post-mining landscapes in eastern Australia

In eastern Australia, the availability of water is critical for the successful rehabilitation of...

Applying HYDRUS to Flow in a Sodic Clay Soil with Solution Composition-Dependent Hydraulic Conductivity

Management of sodic soils under irrigation often requires application of chemical amelio-rants to...

Ecohydrological feedback as a land restoration tool in the semi-arid Brigalow Belt, QLD, Australia

In this study of native plant communities in the Brigalow Belt - a semi-arid bioregion of...

Hydraulic conductivity increases in a sodic clay soil in response to gypsum applications: Impacts of bulk density and cation exchange

Amelioration of sodic soils is commonly achieved by applying gypsum, which increases soil...

Is rhizosphere remediation sufficient for sustainable revegetation of mine tailings?

Revegetation of mine tailings (fine-grained waste material) starts with the reconstruction of...

Coupled mechanical-hydrological-chemical problems in elasto-plastic saturated soils and soft rocks using escript

The understanding of chemical effects on mechanical behavior of porous media is a key element in...

Evaluation of the heterogeneity of constructed landforms for rehabilitation using lysimeters

Rainfall ingress into sulfidic rocks or tailings from metalliferous mining operations can result...