The geomorphological heterogeneity of the zones generates more opportunities for biodiversity to develop across the quarry site. This diversity is further enhanced by constant changes and interactions between major zones of disturbance or stasis, as well as between the species inhabiting those sites.

Geomorphological and biological diversity are interlinked. These diagrams show how large-scale dynamics of the site, such as flooding and mining, impact the spatial development of early and late stage habitat zones.

Special thanks to Klára Řehounková, whose guidance on site, book “Near-natural restoration vs. technical reclamation of mining sites in the Czech Republic”, and numerous other articles have helped us draw connections between the concept of geodiversity and geomorphological approaches driven by digital modeling.