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Radionuclides in natural terrestrial ecosystems

Allen, S.E.. 1984 Radionuclides in natural terrestrial ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment, 35 (3). 285-300. 10.1016/0048-9697(84)90009-3

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Abstract/Summary

Ecosystems to be found in the maritime temperate zone are described. The part played by vegetation, animals and soils in the distribution and movement of radionuclides is discussed, with particular reference to natural systems. Biomass activities have been compiled for 137Cs and 239 + 240Pu in woodland and moorland ecosystems. The data indicate that these ecosystems are more effective at intercepting and retaining radionuclides than are agricultural systems and that many undisturbed soils function as efficient sinks.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/0048-9697(84)90009-3
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0048-9697
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 11 Apr 2013 15:20 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/21341

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