Reduced abundance of raptors in radioactively contaminated areas near Chernobyl

  title={Reduced abundance of raptors in radioactively contaminated areas near Chernobyl},
  author={A. M{\o}ller and T. Mousseau},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  • A. Møller, T. Mousseau
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Journal of Ornithology
  • The negative ecological effects of radioactive contamination around Chernobyl have recently been suggested to be moderate and declining because of an increasing number of anecdotal observations of several species of rare animals including predators. However, these claims were not based on empirical evidence. Radionuclides show bio-accumulation with trophic level, and the abundance of birds is depressed in radioactively contaminated areas around Chernobyl. Therefore, we predicted that birds of… CONTINUE READING

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