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
    Title of host publication13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association, Glasgow
    Place of PublicationGlasgow, United Kingdom
    StatePublished - 16 May 2012
    EventIRPA 2012 - 13th International Radiation Protection Association Congress - Society for Radiological Protection (SRP), Glasgow
    Duration: 13 May 201218 May 2012


    ConferenceIRPA 2012 - 13th International Radiation Protection Association Congress
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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