Modelling radiation dose effects to wildlife populations

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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.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association, Glasgow
Place of PublicationGlasgow, United Kingdom
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2012
EventIRPA 2012 - 13th International Radiation Protection Association Congress - Society for Radiological Protection (SRP), Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 May 201218 May 2012


ConferenceIRPA 2012 - 13th International Radiation Protection Association Congress
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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

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