Origin and Aim of Radioecology

  • Arrigo A. Cigna
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 13)


The term ecology was firstly introduced by Reiter in 1865 and used again in the following year by E. Haeckel [1] to define the study of the relationships of the living organisms both among themselves and with the abiotic environment.This new discipline developed rather slowly particularly on account of the difficulty to carry out observations without interfering with the organisms observed.


Nuclear Weapon Radon Concentration Radiation Protection Chernobyl Accident Radioactive Contamination 
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  • Arrigo A. Cigna
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  1. 1.President of the International Union of RadioecologyFraz TuffoCocconato ATItaly

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