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
Title of host publication13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association, Glasgow
Place of PublicationGlasgow, United Kingdom
Pages1-12
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

Conference

ConferenceIRPA 2012 - 13th International Radiation Protection Association Congress
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period2012-05-132012-05-18

Keywords

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

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