Radiocesium dynamics in forest ecosystems after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident Journal of Forest Research

This special issue collection on: Radiocesium dynamics in forest ecosystems after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident: Experiences during the initial five years, is made up of reviews and articles concerning various aspects of forest ecosystem contamination and the decontamination measures undertaken in the 5 years after the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident.

The special feature covers topics such as:

  • a comparison of radioactive contamination between Fukushima and Chernobyl forests (Yoschenko et al. in this issue)
  • forest edge effects in radioactivity-contaminated forests (Imamura et al. in this issue)
  • the effects of inoculation with ectomycorrhizal fungi on the accumulation and distribution of radiocesium in konara oak (Quercus serrata) seedlings (Choi et al. in this issue)
  • the mass of the organic layer in the soil affecting downward migration of radiocesium (Ito et al. in this issue)
  • a demonstration of radiocesium absorption through bark into sapwood in Konara oak by stable cesium experiments (Wang et al. in this issue), and
  • differences in shoot positions affecting radiocesium contamination of needles in Japanese fir (Oba et al. in this issue)

All papers in this special issue are free to view (until 31 December 2018) via this page only.

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