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Table 4 Variables that will be extracted as meta-data (descriptive information) and codes during systematic mapping

From: Evidence of the impacts of metal mining and the effectiveness of mining mitigation measures on social–ecological systems in Arctic and boreal regions: a systematic map protocol

Variable Description Meta-data or coding
Study country/region Country/region in which study was undertaken (region applicable for Canadian province or Russian Districts) Coding
Study location Short textual description of study location Meta-data
Latitude Study location latitude as quoted in the report (or obtained from nearest named location) Meta-data
Longitude Study location longitude as quoted in the report (or obtained from nearest named location) Meta-data
Köppen-Geiger climate zone Study location climate zone according to Kottek et al. [43] Coding
Mine type Surface mining, underground mining, highwall mining Coding
Mine description Short textual description (possibly a quotation, identified as such) of the type of mine investigated Meta-data
Status of mine Prospecting, exploration, construction, operation, maintenance, expansion, abandonment, decommissioning, reopening, repurposing Coding
Status of mine description Short textual description (possibly a quotation, identified as such) of the status of the mine Meta-data
Metal Gold, iron, copper, nickel, zinc, silver, molybdenum and lead Coding
Intervention/exposure Mining impacts/mitigation impacts Coding
Intervention/exposure description Short textual description (possibly a quotation, identified as such) of the mining or mitigation impact investigated Meta-data
Timeframe of mining/mitigation impacts Time since investigated activity began at time study was completed Meta-data
Outcome Social or ecological outcomes measured during the study, iterative cataloguing into distinct categories Meta-data
Outcome description Short textual description (possibly a quotation, identified as such) of the outcome measured Meta-data
Outcome measurement method Short textual description (possibly a quotation, identified as such) of the method of outcome measurement Meta-data