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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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Since protection against ionizing radiations and DNA repair are current important topics regarding human health and radioecology, more investigations are needed to further elucidate the involved mechanisms at molecular, cellular, and system levels.
This research was funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Deerbrook Charitable Trust, and the European Commission Seventh Framework Project "Coordination and implementation of a Pan-Europe Instrument for Radioecology."
Ermakov et al., "Structural and functional changing induced by exposure to adaptive doses of X-rays in the human lymphocytes both normal and defective by reparation of DNA double strands breaks," Radiation Biology, Radioecology, vol.
The FVP also laid the foundation stone for the building of the Radioecology and Diagnostic Therapeutic units, describing the units as quantum leap in the Oncology Hospital .
Research interests: radioecology, radiation protection, atmospheric aerosol particle dynamics and particle optical properties, aerosol particles and human health.
Generally, the response to low doses (i.e., up to 10 Gy) is interesting for Space-related issues; the use of increasingly higher doses is important not only for their role as positive controls (plant reaction being more likely expected at high doses), but also to generate information useful for terrestrial applications of radioecology [2, 5].
(16.) Radioecology Research of the Red Forest Proving Ground [website].
The untreated, pristine carcinogenic waters of the aquifers may still be preferable to no water from such a source, observes Clemens Walther of Germany's Institute for Radioecology and Radiation Protection at Hanover University.
The authors also express their gratitude to Tom Jones of Versar Inc., and staff of the PPRP Radioecology Laboratory for radiological analysis and assistance in the field effort; our divers Bill Yates and Richard Lacouture of Morgan State University without whose assistance our oysters would never have been deployed; Rich Conestar of Constellation Energy Group for providing CCNPP effluent release data; Jodi Dew of Versar for her statistical analysis of the data and review of the manuscript; William Richkus; and Jon Volstad of Versar for their review and editorial comments.
Cesium-137 in the environment; radioecology and approaches to assessment and management.