Contaminated Forests: Recent Developments in Risk Identification and Future Perspectives (NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 2 #58) (Paperback)

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Contaminated Forests: Recent Developments in Risk Identification and Future Perspectives (NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 2 #58) (Paperback)

By Igor Linkov (Editor), William R. Schell (Editor)

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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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780792357391
ISBN-10: 0792357396
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: April 30th, 1999
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 2