Effects of radionuclide contamination on leaf litter decomposition in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

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Bonzom , Jean-Marc; Hättenschwiler , Stephan; Lecomte-Pradines , Catherine; Chauvet , Eric; Gaschak , Sergey; Beaugelin-Seiller , Karine; Della-Vedova , Claire; Dubourg , Nicolas; Maksimenko , Andrey; Garnier-Laplace , Jacqueline; Adam-Guillermin , Christelle;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Science of the Total Environment (issn: 0048-9697)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.006
  • Subject: [ SDV.EE ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment | Decomposers | Ecosystem functioning | [SDV.EE]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment | Dose rates | Ecologie, Environnement | Nuclear accident | Pollution | Ionizing radiation

International audience; The effects of radioactive contamination on ecosystem processes such as litter decomposition remain largely un- known. Because radionuclides accumulated in soil and plant biomass can be harmful for organisms, the function- ing of ecosystems may b... View more
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