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Moscow University Soil Science Bulletin

, Volume 68, Issue 4, pp 185–191 | Cite as

Bioindication of radioactive contamination of natural ecosystems

  • A. I. Shcheglov
  • O. B. Tsvetnova
  • V. V. Stolbova
Ecology

Abstract

This article is based on materials of original complex dynamic surveys carried out during 1986–2012 in natural ecosystems of the Russian Federation and Ukraine that were contaminated due to the Chernobyl disaster. A number of statements were formulated regarding the bioindication of basic components of the ecosystem (arboreal and herbaceous vegetation, mosses, lichens, and higher fungi), and some temporal changes were shown in ranks of the bioindicators.

Keywords

radioactive contamination bioindication bioindicators biotesting 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Shcheglov
    • 1
  • O. B. Tsvetnova
    • 1
  • V. V. Stolbova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Soil ScienceMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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