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

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4694-4
  • 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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