Contaminated Forests

Recent Developments in Risk Identification and Future Perspectives

  • Igor Linkov
  • William R. Schell

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASEN2, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Priorities in Forest Radioecology: Model Developments for Integrated Assessment of Toxic Element Transport

  3. Contaminated Forests: Processes, Measurements and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. M. Belli, K. Bunzl, B. Delvaux, M. Gerzabeck, B. Rafferty, T. Riesen et al.
      Pages 17-21
    3. Yu. Kutlakhmedov, V. Davydchuk, G. Arapis, V. Kutlakhmedova-Vyshnyakova
      Pages 51-61
    4. E. Klemt, J. Drissner, S. Kaminski, R. Miller, G. Zibold
      Pages 95-101
    5. A. A. Bulgakov, A. V. Konoplev, Yu. V. Shveikin, A. V. Scherbak
      Pages 103-112
    6. G. Arapis, D. Daskalakis, A. Godora
      Pages 113-119
    7. A. Everest, A. Ozcimen, O. Balikci, L. Seyhan, A. Ucar
      Pages 121-122
    8. T. K. Riesen, S. Fesenko, K. Higley
      Pages 133-140
  4. Radionuclide Fate and Transport Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. T. K. Riesen, R. Avila, L. Moberg, L. Hubbard
      Pages 151-160
    3. M. Steiner, S. Nalezinski, W. Rühm, E. Wirth
      Pages 195-201
    4. E. M. Seymour, P. I. Mitchell, L. León Vintró, D. J. Little
      Pages 203-215
    5. A. V. Konoplev, A. A. Bulgakov, V. E. Popov, R. Avila, J. Drissner, E. Klemt et al.
      Pages 217-229
    6. S. Fesenko, S. Spiridonov, R. Avila
      Pages 239-247
    7. M. Kanevski, R. Arutyunyan, L. Bolshov, V. Demyanov, S. Chernov, E. Savelieva et al.
      Pages 249-256
    8. William R. Schell, Yves Thiry, Eileen M. Seymour
      Pages 257-261
  5. Remedial Policies and Risk Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. A. J. Grebenkov, V. V. Rymkevich, A. P. Yakushau, J. Roed, K. Andersen, T. M. Sullivan et al.
      Pages 289-301
    3. B. D. Amiro, A. Dvornik, T. Zhuchenko
      Pages 311-324
    4. V. Giriy, I. Yaskovets, Yu. Kutlakhmedov, V. Zaitov, A. Kupriyanchuk, V. Onischuk et al.
      Pages 325-332
    5. V. Golikov, A. Barkovski, V. Kulikov, M. Balonov, A. Rantavaara, V. Vetikko
      Pages 333-341
    6. G. J. Bruk, V. N. Shutov, I. G. Travnikova, M. I. Balonov, M. V. Kaduka, L. N. Basalaeva
      Pages 343-352
    7. N. A. Beresford, B. J. Howard, C. L. Barnett, G. Voigt, N. Semiochkina, A. Ratnikov et al.
      Pages 359-368
    8. H. Vandenhove, A. Gommers, Y. Thiry, F. Goor, J. M. Jossart, T. Gävfert et al.
      Pages 377-384
    9. B. Amiro, A. Greben’kov, H. Vandenhove
      Pages 395-401
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 419-430

About this book


Concentrations of pollutants in the atmosphere have increased dramatically over the last century and many of these changes are attributable to anthropogenic activities. The influence of acid rain has been well studied, but there has been no extensive exploration of other pollutants, such as toxic chemicals, heavy metals and radionuclides. Natural ecosystems, especially forests, tend to accumulate many of these pollutants which subsequently can affect ecosystem health. These contaminants may be very damaging to the environment in Eastern Europe, where the rapid disappearance of forest is the result not only of contamination but also of poor forest management practices.
The current book is designed to reduce the uncertainty in our current knowledge of forest radioecology. The three topics it embraces are (a) Modelling, (b) Measurements and Data, and (c) Countermeasures and Risk Assessment.


Change ecology ecosystem environment forest management transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Igor Linkov
    • 1
  • William R. Schell
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard University and Menzie-Cura and Associates, Inc.USA
  2. 2.University of PittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5739-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4694-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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