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Title: Detecting subsidence-induced impacts from longwall coalmining on wine grape ('Vitus vinifera') yields: A case study from the Hunter Valley
Contributor(s): Thompson, Jeffery  (author); Lamb, David  (supervisor); Frazier, Paul  (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: This thesis examines the impacts associated with active, longwall mining-induced subsidence on the yield of wine grape vines ('Vitis vinifera') in vineyards located in the Broke-Fordwich region of the Hunter Valley. As longwall mining has a distinctive, systematic impact upon surface topography, the question is posed whether or not vine yields are similarly impacted. A series of null hypotheses were developed and tested using data collected at multiple scales. The analysis of vineyard block scale, vineyard scale, and regional scale data over a five-year period revealed that there was no clear evidence of systematic and significant mining induced impacts upon overall vine yields. Instead, vine biophysical responses to climatic factors appeared to best account for the apparent 'negative' trends observed in the pre- and post-mining periods. This suggests that where present, mining-induced subsidence impacts are likely to be localized and site specific rather than systematic.
Publication Type: Thesis Masters Research
Field of Research Codes: 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 960908 Mining Land and Water Management
Rights Statement: Copyright 2009 - Jeffery Thompson
HERDC Category Description: T1 Thesis - Masters Degree by Research
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