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Title: Addressing current knowledge gaps on radionuclide transfer to reptiles
Authors: Wood, Michael D
Beresford, Nicholas A
Yankovich, Tamara L
Semenov, Dmitry V
Copplestone, David
Contact Email: david.copplestone@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Citation: Wood MD, Beresford NA, Yankovich TL, Semenov DV & Copplestone D (2011) Addressing current knowledge gaps on radionuclide transfer to reptiles, Radioprotection, 46 (6 Supplement), pp. S521-S527.
Abstract: Model intercomparison exercises have identified radionuclide transfer predictions as the greatest source of uncertainty in biota dose assessments. One wildlife group for which few transfer data exist is reptiles. Given that reptiles are an important, and often protected, component of many ecosystems and that assessments of radiation impact on ecosystems are becoming increasingly necessary due to the current nuclear renaissance, there is a need to further develop our current database on transfer to reptiles or find alternative approaches to estimate reptile transfer parameters. Three approaches that have the potential to increase the availability of parameters to predict radionuclide transfer to reptiles are the use of non-lethal sampling techniques, phylogenetic relationships and allometric relationships. Non-lethal sampling is an attractive long term option for deriving transfer parameters, but the derivation of phylogenetic and allometric relationships could provide ways of predicting transfer in the interim.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7527
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/radiopro/20116792s
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Radioprotection by EDP Sciences, copyright 2011. Radioprotection, Volume 46, Number 6, 2011, pp. S521 - S527, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/radiopro/20116792s. The original publication is available at www.edpsciences.org/radiopro
Affiliation: Manchester Metropolitan University
Lancaster Environment Centre
Saskatchewan Research Council, Canada
Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Biological and Environmental Sciences

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