radioecology

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ra·di·o·e·col·o·gy

(rā-dē-ō'ē-kol'ō-jē),
Study of the environmental effects of radioactive contaminants.

radioecology

(rā″dē-ō-ē-kŏl′ō-jē) [″ + Gr. oikos, house, + logos, word, reason]
Investigation of the effect of radiation on the living organisms in the environment.
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This conditions a decrease of the radionuclide activity in water, which becomes an insufficiently informative component in the evaluation of the radioecological state.
Radioecological techniques for herpetology, with an emphasis on freshwater turtles.
Yoschenko, head of the radioecological monitoring laboratory at the Ukrainian Institute of Agricultural Radiology.
For the radioecological investigations about 14 species of macrophytes were collected in the various biotops of Druksiai Lake in the period of 1988-1997.
In the long term, therefore, the radioecological importance of 137Cs relative to 134Cs increases.
The main task of contemporary radioecological researches is to determine further life of radionuclides after they reach the surface of ground and water; to ascertain levels of radionuclide distribution and accumulation in components of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; and to find out peculiarities of radionuclide migration via trophic chains.
1) University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA; (2) Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine; (3) Radioecological Center, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine; (4) Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA