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The creation of sustainable ecosystems on land that has been used for other purposes is an increasingly
important facet of global biodiversity conservation. Mine sites offer particular opportunities and challenges
for ecological restoration. Opportunities such as the ability to make large scale adjustments to edaphic and
topographical factors are combined with challenges such as obtaining appropriate sources for any species re-
introductions and rehabilitating several trophic layers. In this paper we explore a range of potential drivers
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