Predicting exposure of wildlife in radionuclide contaminated wetland ecosystems

Karolina Stark, Pal Andersson, Nick Beresford, Tamara Yankovick, Mike Wood, Mathew Johansen, Jordi Vives i Batlle, John Twining, D.-K Keum, Andreas Bollhoefer, C. Doering, Bruce Ryan, Marcus Grzechnik, Hildegarde Vandenhove

    Research outputpeer-review


    This paper, which was produced under IAEA's Environmental Modelling for Radiation Safety (EMRAS) II programme, describes an evaluation of how models can be applied to radionuclide contaminated wetlands. Participants used combinations of aquatic and terrestrial model parameters to assess exposure. Results show the importance of occupancy factor and food source (aquatic or terrestrial) included. The influence of soil saturation conditions on external dose rates is also apparent.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)201-213
    JournalEnvironmental Pollution
    Issue number196
    StatePublished - 16 Oct 2014

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