COMET project publications


Papers and datasets


Beresford, N.A., Horemans, N., Copplestone, D., Raines, K.E., Orizaola, G., Wood, M.D., Laanen, P., Whitehead, H.C., Burrows, J.E., Tinsley, M.C., Smith, J.T., Bonzom, J.-M., Gagnaire, B., Adam-Guillermin, C., Gashchak, S., Jha, A.N., de Menezes, A.,  Willey, N.,  Spurgeon, D.  (2020). Towards solving a scientific controversy – The effects of ionising radiation on the environment.  J. Environ. Radioact. 211, 106033
Beresford, N.A., Barnett, C.L.,  Gashchak, S., Maksimenko, A., Guliaichenko, E., Wood, M.D., Izquierdo, M. (2020). Radionuclide transfer to wildlife at a ‘Reference site’ in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and resultant radiation exposures. J. Environ. Radioact. 211, 105661 (OPEN ACCESS)
Beresford, N.A., Scott, E.M., Copplestone, D. (2020). Field effects studies in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Lessons to be learnt.  J. Environ. Radioact. 211, 105893 (OPEN ACCESS)
Kashparova, E., Levchuk, S., Morozova, V., Kashparov, V. (2020). A dose rate causes no fluctuating asymmetry indexes changes in silver birch (Betula pendula (L.) Roth.) leaves and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) needles in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. J. Environ. Radioact. 211, 105731
Lecomte-Pradines, Adam-Guillermin, C., Gashchak, S., Bradshaw, C., Copplestone, D., Beresford, N.A., (2020). More than thirty years after the Chernobyl accident: What do we know about the effects of radiation on the environment? J. Environ. Radioact. 211, 106108
Morozova, V., Kashparova, E., Levchuk, S., Bishchuk, Y., Kashparov, V. (2020). The progeny of Chernobyl Arabidopsis thaliana plants does not exhibit changes in morphometric parameters and cellular antioxidant defence system of shoots. J. Environ. Radioact. 211, 106076
Spurgeon, D.J. (2020). Higher than … or lower than ….? Evidence for the validity of the extrapolation of laboratory toxicity test results to predict the effects of chemicals and ionising radiation in the field. J. Environ. Radioact. 211, 105757
Sutcliffe, J. (2020). COMET workshop. J. Environ. Radioact. 211, 106015
Beresford, N.A., Willey, N. (2019). Moving radiation protection on from the limitations of empirical concentration ratios.  J. Environ. Radioact. 208-209, 106020 (OPEN ACCESS)
Horemans, N., Spurgeon, D.J., Lecomte-Pradines, C., Saenen, E., Bradshaw, C., Oughton, D., Rasnaca, I., Kamstra, J.H., Adam-Guillermin, C. (2019). Current evidence for a role of epigenetic mechanisms in response to ionizing radiation in an ecotoxicological context. Environ. Pol. 251, 469-483.
Newbold, L.K., Robinson, A. Rasnaca, I., Lahive, E., Soon, G.H., Lapied, E., Oughton, D., Gashchak, S., Beresford, N.A., Spurgeon, D.J. (2019). Genetic, epigenetic and microbiome characterisation of an earthworm species (Octolasion lacteum) along a radiation exposure gradient at Chernobyl. Environ. Poll. 255, 113238
Barnett, C.L., Wells, C., Thacker, S., Lawlor, A.J., Corrales Vázquez, J.M., Wood, M.D., Beresford, N.A. (2018). Elemental and radionuclide concentrations for several vegetation species from a site in Extremadura, Spain. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. 

Beresford, N.A., Barnett, C.L., Gashschak, S., Maksimenko, A., Guliaichenko, E., Wood, M.D., Izquierdo, M. (2018) Radionuclide transfer to wildlife at a ‘Reference Site’ in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and resultant radiation exposures (in press) J. Environ. Radioact.  (OPEN ACCESS)

Bradshaw, C., Skipperud, L., Beresford, N.A., Barnett, C.L., Vidal, M. (2018). Education and training in radioecology during the EU-COMET project—successes and suggestions for the future.  J. Radiol. Prot. 38, 140-151.  
Garnier-Leplace, J., Vandenhove, H., Beresford, N.A., Muikku, M., Real, A. (2018). COMET strongly supported the development and implementation of medium-term topical research roadmaps consistent with the ALLIANCE Strategic Research Agenda. J. Radiol. Prot. 38, 164-174.  
Gaschak, S.P., Beresford, N.A., Barnett, C.L., Wells, C., Maksimenko, A., Chaplow, J.S. (2018). Radionuclide data for vertebrates in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. 
Guillén, J., Beresford, N.A., Baeza, A., Izquierdo, M., Wood, M.D., Salas, A., Muñoz-Serrano, A., Corrales-Vázquez, J.M., Muñoz-Muñoz, J.G. (2018). Transfer parameters for ICRP's Reference Animals and Plants in a terrestrial Mediterranean ecosystem.  J. Environ. Radioact. 186, 9-22.
Horemans, N., Nauts, R., vives, i Batlle, J., Van Hees, M., Jacobs, G., Voorspoels, S., Gaschak, S., Nanba, K., Saenen, E. (2018). Genome-wide DNA methylation changes in two Brassicaceae species sampled alongside a radiation gradient in Chernobyl and Fukushima. J. Environ. Radioact. 192, 405-416.
Kashparov, V., Levchuk, S., Zhurba, M., Protsak, V., Khomutinin, Yu., Beresford, N.A., Chaplow, J.S. (2018). Spatial datasets of radionuclide contamination in the Ukrainian Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 339-353. 
Muikku, M., Beresford, N.A., Garnier-Leplace, J., Real, A., Sirkka, L., Thorne, M., Vandenhove, H., Willrodt, C. (2018). Sustainability and integration of radioecology—position paper. J. Radiol. Prot. 38, 152-163.  
Vives i Batlle, J., Aoyama, M., Bradshaw, C., Brown, J., Buesseler, K.O., Casacuberta, N., Christl, M., Duffa, C., Impens, N.R.E.N., Iosjpe, M., Masque, P., Nishikawa, J. (2018). Marine radioecology after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident: Are we better positioned to understand the impact of radionuclides in marine ecosystems? Sci. Tot. Environ. 618, 80-92.
Volkova, P.Yu., Geras'kin, S.A., Horemans, N., Makarenko, E.S., Saenen, E., Duarte, G.T., Nauts, R., Bondarenko, V.S., Jacobs, G., Voorspoels, S., Kudin, M. (2018). Chronic radiation exposure as an ecological factor: Hypermethylation and genetic differentiation in irradiated Scots pine population. Environ. Poll. 232, 105-112.
Buesseler, K., Dai, M., Aoyama, M., Benitez-Nelson, C., Charmasson, S., Higley, K., Maderich, M., Masqué, P., Oughton, D. and Smith, J. (2017). Fukushima Daiichi–derived radionuclides in the ocean: transport, fate, and impacts. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 9. 173-202.
Gashchak, S., Gulyaichenko, Y., Beresford, N.A., Wood, M.D., (2017). European bison (bison bonasus) in the Chornobyl exclusion zone (Ukraine) and prospects for its revival. Proceedings of the Theriological School, 15, 58-66.
Guillén, J., Izquierdo, M., Young, S., Wells, C., Barnett, C.L., Beresford, N.A., Baeza, A., Salas, A., Muñóz-Serrano, A., Corrales-Vázquez, J.M., Muñoz-Muñoz, J.G., Tovar, E., Chaplow, J.S. (2017). Elemental concentrations in representative species of the ICRP's Reference Animals and Plants and associated soils in terrestrial Mediterranean ecosystems in Spain. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. 
Guillen, J., Baeza, A., Izquierdo, M., Beresford, N.A., Wood, M.D., Salas, A., Muñoz-Serrano, A., Corrales-Vázquez, J.M., Muñoz-Muñoz, J.G. (2017). Transfer parameters for ICRP's Reference Animals and Plants in a terrestrial Mediterranean ecosystem. J.  Env. Radioact.
Gombeau, K., Bourdineaud, J-P.,  Ravanat, J-L., Camilleri, V., Cavalie, I., Armant, O., Camilleri, V., Cavalie, I., Floriani, M., Adam-Guillermin, C. (2017). Epigenetic, histopathological and transcriptomic effects following exposure to depleted uranium in adult zebrafish and their progeny. Aq. Toxicol. 184, 14-25.
Howard, B.J., Wells, C., Barnett, C.L., Howard, D.C. (2017). Improving the quantity, quality and transparency of data used to derive radionuclide transfer parameters for animal products. 2. Cow milk.  J.  Env. Radioact., 167, 255-268.
Kashparov, V., Levchuk, S., Zhurba, M., Protsak, V., Khomutinin, Yu., Beresford, N.A., Chaplow, J.S. (2017). Spatial datasets of radionuclide contamination in the Ukrainian Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. 
Michalik, B. (2017). NORM contaminated area identification using radionuclides activity concentration pattern in a soil profile. J.  Env. Radioact., 173, 102-111
Salbu, B., Kashparov, V., Lind, O.C., Garcia-Tenorio, R., Johansen, M.P., Child, D.P., Roos, P., Sancho, C. Challenges associated with the behaviour of radioactive particles in the environment.  J.  Env. Radioact., 
Sanial, V., Buesseler, K.O., Charette, M.A., Nagao, S. (2017). Unexpected source of Fukushima-derived radiocesium to the coastal ocean of Japan. PNAS, 114, 11092-11096.
Aoyama, M., Hamajima, Y., Hult, M., Uematsu, M., Oka, E., Tsumune, D. and Kumamoto, Y. (2016). 134Cs and 137Cs in the North Pacific Ocean derived from the March 2011 TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, Japan. Part one: surface pathway and vertical distributions. J. Oceanogr. 72, 53-65.
Belharet, M., Estournel, C., Charmasson, S. (2016). Ecosystem model-based approach for modeling the dynamics of 137Cs transfer to marine plankton populations: application to the western North Pacific Ocean after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. Biogeosciences, 13, 499-516. (OPEN ACCESS)
Beresford, N.A., Gaschak, S., Maksimenko, A., Wood, M.D. (2016). The transfer of 137Cs, Pu isotopes and 90Sr to bird, bat and ground dwelling small mammal species within the Chernobyl exclusion zone J. Environ. Rad 153, 231-236. (OPEN ACCESS)
Castrillejo, M., Casacuberta N., Breier C.F., Pike S.M., Masqué P., Buesseler K.O. (2016) Reassessment of 90Sr,137Cs, and 134Cs in the Coast off Japan Derived from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear accident. Environ. Sci. Technol., 50 (1), pp 173–180.
Gashchak, S., Gulyaichenko, Y., Beresford, N.A., Wood, M.D., (2016). Brown bear (Ursus arctos L.) in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Proceedings of the Theriological School, 14, 71-84.
Gombeau, K., Pereira, S., Ravanat, J-L., Camilleri, V., Cavalie, I., Bourdineaud, J-P., Adam-Guillermin, C. (2016). Depleted uranium induces sex- and tissue-specific methylation patterns in adult zebrafish. J.  Env. Radioact., 154: 25-33.
Howard, B.J., Wells, C., Barnett, C.L. (2016). Improving the quantity, quality and transparency of data used to derive radionuclide transfer parameters for animal products. 1. Goat milk.  J. Environ. Radioact., 154: 34-42.
van de Walle, Horemans, N., Saenen, E., Van Hees, M.,  Wannijn, J., Nauts, R., van Gompel, A., Vangronsveld, J., Vandenhove, H., Cuypers, A. (2016).  Arabidopsis plants exposed to gamma radiation in two successive generations show a different oxidative stress response.  J. Environ. Radioact. 165, 270-279.
Vives i Batlle, J (2016). Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine biota, five years later. Integ. Environ. Assess. Manag. 12, 654-658.
Yoschenko, V., Nanba, K., Yoshida, S., Watanabe, Y., Takase, T., Sato, N., Keitoku, K. (2016). Morphological abnormalities in Japanese red pine (Pinus densiflora) at the territories contaminated as a result of the accident at Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant. J. Environ. Radioact. 165, 60-67.
Calmon, P., Gonze, M-A., Mourlon, (2015).  Modeling the early-phase redistribution of radiocesium fallouts in an evergreen coniferous forest after Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents. Sci. Tot. Environ. 529, 30-39.
Maloshtan, I.M., Polishchuk, S.V., Homutinin, Yu. V., Kashparov, V.A. (2015). Dynamics of 137Cs accumulation by herbaceous plants on peat-bog soils with abnormally high bioavailability. Nucl. Phys. Atom. Ene.  16, 263-272. (In Ukrainian)
Vives i Batlle, J (2015) Dynamic modelling of radionuclide uptake by marine biota: application to Fukushima assessment J. Environ. Rad 151, 502-511.
Otreshko, L.N., Levchuk, S.E., Yoschenko, L.V. (2014) Concentration of 90Sr in grain on fuel traces of the Chernobyl radioactive fallout. Nucl. Phys. Atom. Ene. 15 (2), 171-177  (In Ukrainian)

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