Modelling radiation dose effects to wildlife populations

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    A continuous, dual life stage, logistic model for generic populations of wildlife is presented in order to assess the non-stochastic effects of radiation on repairable radiation damage, reproductive ability and mortality. Population change is modelled as a function of survival, fecundity, natural mortality and small density 'Allee' effects. Radiation-induced damages in young and adult life stages are modelled by means of a recovery compartment representing the organism's repairing system. Direct effect of radiation on fecundity is also incorporated in the model.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-140
    JournalAnnalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Oct 2012

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