Virtual Issue


Nuclear Accidents: Chernobyl Revisited, May 2011

Edited by C. Herb Ward

This virtual issue on the ecological effects of radiation and hazardous materials in the environment focused on the Chernobyl accident is being published by SETAC as a freely accessible resource to inform public and private sectors on the potential impacts of the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan. Watch for new articles on radiation in the environment publishing in the July issue of IEAM!

Understanding the genetic consequences of environmental toxicant exposure: Chernobyl as a model system
Heather N. Meeks, Ronald K. Chesser, Brenda E. Rodgers, Sergey Gaschak and Robert J. Baker

Biotic interactions modify the transfer of cesium-137 in a soil-earthworm-plant-snail food web
Clémentine Fritsch, Renaud Scheifler, Karine Beaugelin-Seiller, Philippe Hubert, Michaël Cœurdassier, Annette de Vaufleury and Pierre-Marie Badot

Mitochondrial control region variation in bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) is not related to Chernobyl radiation exposure
Heather N. Meeks, Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, Steven R. Hoofer, Ronald K. Chesser, Brenda E. Rodgers and Robert J. Baker

Variation in mitochondrial DNA control region haplotypes in populations of the bank vole, Clethrionomys glareolus, living in the Chernobyl environment, Ukraine
Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, Yelena V. Dunina-Barkovskaya, Sergey P. Gaschak, Brenda E. Rodgers, Ronald K. Chesser, Mikhail Bondarkov and Robert J. Baker

Hormetic effects of gamma radiation on the stress axis of natural populations of meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
Rudy Boonstra, Richard G. Manzon, Steve Mihok and Julie E. Helson

Assessing the genotoxicity of chronic environmental irradiation by using mitochondrial dna heteroplasmy in the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) at Chornobyl, Ukraine
Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, Ronald K. Chesser, Brenda E. Rodgers and Robert J. Baker

Influence of metal (Cd and Zn) waterborne exposure on radionuclide (134Cs, 110mAg, and 57Co) bioaccumulation by rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): A field and laboratory study
Olivier Ausseil, Christelle Adam, Jacqueline Garnier-Laplace, Jean-Pierre Baudin, Claude Casellas and Jean-Marc Porcher

Subchronic exposure of BALB/c and C57BL/6 strains of Mus musculus to the radioactive environment of the Chornobyl, Ukraine exclusion zone
Brenda E. Rodgers, Ronald K. Chesser, Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, Carleton J. Phillips and Robert J. Baker

Accumulation of 137Cesium and 90Strontium from abiotic and biotic sources in rodents at Chornobyl, Ukraine
Ronald K. Chesser, Brenda E. Rodgers, Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, Sergei Gaschak, Igor Chizhevsky, Carleton J. Phillips and Robert J. Baker

Experimental exposure of naive bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) to the Chornobyl, Ukraine, environment: A test of radioresistance
Brenda E. Rodgers, Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, Carleton J. Phillips, Ronald K. Chesser and Robert J. Baker

Stable strontium accumulation by earthworms: A paradigm for radiostrontium interactions with its cationic analogue, calcium
John E. Morgan, Sarah P. G. Richards and A. John Morgan

Influence of salinity and eutrophication on bioaccumulation of 99technetium in duckweed
Jasper Hattink, Hubert Th. Wolterbeek and Jeroen J. M. de Goeij

Genetic diversity of Clethrionomys glareolus populations from highly contaminated sites in the Chornobyl region, Ukraine
Cole W. Matson, Brenda E. Rodgers, Ronald K. Chesser and Robert J. Baker

Seasonal variation in radiocesium levels of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides): Implications for humans and sensitive wildlife species
John D. Peles, Tom Philippi, Michael H. Smith, I. Lehr Brisbin Jr. and J. Whitfield Gibbons

Frequencies of micronuclei in bank voles from zones of high radiation at Chornobyl, Ukraine
Brenda E. Rodgers and Robert J. Baker

The chornobyl nuclear disaster and subsequent creation of a wildlife preserve
Robert J. Baker and Ronald K. Chesser

Kinetics of waterborne strontium uptake in the common carp, Cyprinus carpio, at different calcium levels
Mohammed J. Chowdhury, Luc Van Ginneken and Ronny Blust

Concentrations and dose rate estimates of 134137cesium and 90strontium in small mammals at chornobyl, Ukraine
Ronald K. Chesser, Derrick W. Sugg, Michael D. Lomakin, Ronald A. van den Bussche, J. Andrew DeWoody, Charles H. Jagoe, Cham E. Dallas, F. Ward Whicker, Michael H. Smith, Sergei P. Gaschak, Igor V. Chizhevsky, Vitalij V. Lyabik, Elena G. Buntova, Kevin Holloman and Robert J. Baker

Biokinetics of cesium in Perna viridis
Peter K. N. Yu, Paul K. S. Lam, Ben K. P. Ng and Ashley M. Y. Li

Depuration and uptake kinetics of I, Cs, Mn, Zn and Cd by the earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) in radiotracer-spiked litter
Steve C. Sheppard, William G. Evenden and Teresa C. Cornwell

Bioaccumulation of cesium-137 in yellow bullhead catfish (Ameiurus natalis) inhabiting an abandoned nuclear reactor reservoir
Clark D. McCreedy, Charles H. Jagoe, Lawrence T. Glickman and I. Lehr Brisbin Jr.

DNA damage and radiocesium in channel catfish from chernobyl
Derrick W. Sugg, Janet A. Brooks, Charles H. Jagoe, Michael H. Smith, Ronald K. Chesser, John W. Bickham, Michael D. Lomakin, Cham E. Dallas and Robert J. Baker

Uptake of cesium-134 by the earthworm species Eisenia foetida and Lumbricus rubellus
Martien P. M. Janssen, Peter Glastra and Johan F. M. M. Lembrechts

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