Reducing the consumption of 137Cs via forest fungi - provision of 'self-help' advice

Beresford, N.A.; Howard, B.J.; Barnett, C.L.; Voigt, G.; Semiochkina, N.; Ratnikov, A.; Travnikova, I.; Gillett, A.G.; Melhi, H.; Skuterud, L.. 1999 Reducing the consumption of 137Cs via forest fungi - provision of 'self-help' advice. In: Linkov, I.; Schell, W.R., (eds.) Contaminated forests: recent developments in risk identification and future perspectives. Amsterdam, Kluwer, 359-368. (NATO Science Series, 58).

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Concentrations of pollutants in the atmosphere have increased dramatically over the last century and many of these changes are attributable to anthropogenic activities. The influence of acid rain has been well studied, but there has been no extensive exploration of other pollutants, such as toxic chemicals, heavy metals and radionuclides. Natural ecosystems, especially forests, tend to accumulate many of these pollutants which subsequently can affect ecosystem health. These contaminants may be very damaging to the environment in Eastern Europe, where the rapid disappearance of forest is the result not only of contamination but also of poor forest management practices. This book provides a study of this complex subject.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISBN: 0792357388
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 31 Jul 2013 14:08 +0 (UTC)

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