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The study of the effects of radiation and radioisotopes on the environment.

ra′di·o·ec′o·log′i·cal (-ĕk′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ra′di·o·e·col′o·gist n.


the branch of ecology concerned with the effects of radioactivity on the environment
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Reef organisms are subject to multiple stressors, such as pollution, rising temperatures, over-fishing and ocean acidification, said Marc Metian, a radioecologist at the IAEA Environment Laboratories.
Decontamination can be really effective, [but] what you have is a tradeoff between dose reduction and environmental impact," Kathryn Higley, a radioecologist at Oregon State University, told The Guardian.
Lancaster's Centre of Ecology and Hydrology Radioecologist Nick Beresford said ploughing and using some fertilisers can reduce plants' uptake of radioactive elements, and adding binding agents to animal feed reduce their uptake from the gut.