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Management of the environmental restoration of degraded areas

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Araujo, I.C.L., Dziedzic, M., Maranho L.T. 2014. "Management of the environmental restoration of degraded areas." Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 284-294.

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  • Curso de Ciências Biológicas; Universidade Positivo; Curitiba, PR, Brazil
  • Programa de Pós-graduação em Gestão Ambiental; Universidade Positivo; Curitiba, PR, Brazil
  • Programa de Pós-graduação em Biotecnologial Curso de Ciências Biológicas; Universidade Positivo; Curitiba, PR, Brazil


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Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology: An International Journal

Species Info

  • Mimosa scrabrella Benth
  • Sebastiana commersoniana
  • Allophyllus edulis


  • This study examined and evaluated the implementation of Revitec eco-technology to achieving restoration in degraded and eroded areas located in São José dos Pinhais, Paraná, Brazil. Revitec is environmental technology developed by Kesel, Koehler & Associates (KEKO). It is described as ideal model for ecological restoration of degraded areas, stabilization of areas exposed to erosion and lost soil regeneration. The technic used six jute bags with 20 kg of substrate (cattle manure and soil transposed from forest fragments) in which six native plants and seeds were added.
  • The researchers hypothesize that the application of the bags will protect the substrate and promote initial erosion control until, shortly after implementation, the vegetation will create erosion barriers.
  • Seedlings of Mimosa scrabella Benth and Sebastinia commersoniana were added in the bags made of a biodegradable cloth and filled with substrate prepared with biotic and abiotic elements. Two month after, Allophyllus edulis seedlings were added into the bags along with some pioneer species present to the islands. The experiment was conducted in12 islands, fragments of Atlantic Rainforest, including 6 with implementation of vegetation and 6 without implementation of vegetation. Additional 6 islands were selected in control areas. Seedlings survival, biometrics, floristic and phytosociological vegetation and chemical and granulometric soil analysis were monitored over a 6-month period.
  • The results suggested that Revitec technology was effective in accelerating the succession and promoting the beginning of the restoration; improving soil properties; and islands floristic and phytosociological composition. While islands without implementation of vegetation had slightly low diversity and soil properties improvement as compared the first treatment, the results show that control areas had the lowest diversity and poor soil properties.


Geographical Region

  • Coastal Atlantic South America
  • Country

  • Brazil
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