Modelling radiation dose effects to wildlife populations

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Abstract

A continuous, dual life stage, logistic model for generic populations of wildlife is presented in order to assess the non-stochastic effects of radiation on repairable radiation damage, reproductive ability and mortality. Population change is modelled as a function of survival, fecundity, natural mortality and small density 'Allee' effects. Radiation-induced damages in young and adult life stages are modelled by means of a recovery compartment representing the organism's repairing system. Direct effect of radiation on fecundity is also incorporated in the model.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-140
JournalAnnalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection
Volume37
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Population model, Non-human biota, radiation effects, EMRAS, STAR

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