Equidosimetry — Ecological Standardization and Equidosimetry for Radioecology and Environmental Ecology

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Ecological Standardization and Equidosimetry for Radioecology and Environmental Ecology Kiev, Ukraine 14–20 April 2002

  • F. Bréchignac
  • G. Desmet

Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Approaches to Ecological Standardization

  3. Approaches to Equidosimetry in Ecology

  4. Radioecology and Ecotoxicology in General Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. G. Arapis
      Pages 101-109
    3. V. Davydchuk
      Pages 111-118
    4. S. Denys, G. Echevarria, J. L. Morel, E. Leclerc-Cessac
      Pages 119-129

About these proceedings


Considerable experience with radioecological and related ecological research on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems has been achieved, especially after the Chernobyl accident. The combined effects of the radiation, chemical and biological factors, after a contamination of the environment and during its remediation have shown an interactive complexity that highlights the need for equidosimetrical evaluations of the influence of the various stressors and the need for their ecological normalization.

In radioecology and radiation protection, methods of radiation dosimetry are key for dose assessment. It is therefore highly desirable to develop a clear theoretical approach as well as a practical method of equidosimetry that would allow for an ecological normalization of the different stressors in unified uniform units, especially for comparison purposes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Bréchignac
    • 1
  • G. Desmet
    • 2
  1. 1.International Union of Radioecology, Secretariat GeneralCentre d’Etudes de CadaracheSaint-Paul-lez-DuranceFrance
  2. 2.ZemstBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3650-7
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3648-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3650-7
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