Ukrainian/Russian/Belarussian publications

                                

Knowledge of the ecology and biodiversity of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is of value when planning and interpreting radioecology studies. Being aware that there were papers on this published in Russian or Ukrainian, or in some instances in English but in Ukrainian journals, the ALLIANCE funded the Chornobyl Center For Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste And Radioecology (Slavutych, Ukraine) to prepare a collation for this website with titles and abstracts translated into English.

Open access papers and reports

Gashchak, S., Paskevich, S. 2019. Przewalski`s horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone after 20 years of introduction. Theriologia Ukrainica, 18: 80–100. http://doi.org/10.15407/pts2019.18.080  (in English)

Skorobogatov, I.V., Atemasov, A.A., Gashchak, S.P. 2019. Preliminary results of first-ever otter survey in Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, northern Ukraine. OTTER, Journal of the International Otter Survival Fund 2019, 30-38. https://www.otter.org/documents/journals/IOSF_Journal_Vol5_2019.pdf (in English)

Institute for Radiation Measurement and Development (IRMD). 2018. Assessment of the distribution of radionuclides and impact of industrial facilities in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zones. GEF project “Conserving, Enhancing and Managing Carbon Stocks and Biodiversity in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone”. Chornobyl Center for Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste and Radioecology. http://chornobyl-gef.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Assesment-of-Distr.-Radioact.pdf (in English). 

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. http://doi.org/10.15407/ptt2017.15.058 (in English)

Bondarkov, M.D. 2017. Assessment of state and development tendencies of natural landscapes and biodiversity on the territoru of Chernobyl exclusion zone. Report of Chornobyl Center for Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste and Radioecology. http://chornobyl-gef.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/GEF-UNEP-final-report-ChC-eng.pdf (in English).

Bondarkov, M.D., Gashchack, S.P. Makliuk, Yu. A. 2016. Research report on status and development of biodiversity and landscapes in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. State scientific and research institution ‘chornobyl center for nuclear safety, radioactive waste and radioecology’, (in English).

Gashchak, S., Gulyaichenko, Y., Beresford, N.A, Wood, M.D. 2016. Brown bear (Ursus arctos L.) in Chernobyl exclusion zone. Proceedings of the Theriological School, 14. 71-84. http://doi.org/10.15407/ptt2016.14.071 (in English).

Kashparov, V., Levchuk, S., Protsak, V., Golyaka, D., Morozova, V., Zhurba, M. 2016. Revision and optimization of the systems of routine and scientific radiological monitoring of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the ChEZ. GEF project “Conserving, Enhancing and Managing Carbon Stocks and Biodiversity in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone”. Chornobyl Center for Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste and Radioecology. http://chornobyl-gef.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ChEZ_Monitoring_UNEP-GEF_IR_2016.pdf

Gashchak, S. 2011. Fauna of bats as an indicator of the most valuable natural complexes in Chernobyl exclusion zone worthy of legislative protection. Final Report. The Rufford Small Grants Foundation. https://www.rufford.org/files/56.02.10%20Detailed%20Final%20Report.pdf

Gaschak, S. 2008. About an experience of automatic photography of wild animals in the Chornobyl zone. Proceedings of the Theriological School, 9. 28-36. http://terioshkola.org.ua/library/pts09-rarity/pts9-103-gaschak-photo.pdf

Gaschak, S., Hoofer, S.R., Makluk, Ju., Meeks, H., Wickliffe, J., Baker, R. 2008. About species diversity of mice genus Sylvaemus in Ukraine. Proceedings of the Theriological School, 9, 80-92. http://terioshkola.org.ua/library/pts09-rarity/pts9-202-gaschak-sylvaemus.pdf

          

Other publications (English abstracts available)

General

Gashchak, S.P. 2018. Vertebrates of Chornobyl Zone (Chornobyl Radiation and Ecological Biosphere Reserve) included into Red List of Ukraine. Problems of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 18, 5-54.

Gashchak, S.P., Domashevsky, S.V. 2013. Ornithocomplexes of Tolsty Les site as pre-condition for establishment of protection status. Problems of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 11, 79-89.

Petrov, M.F., Gashchak, S.P. 2013. Radioecological, landscape and geobotanic features of Tolsty les site as pre-conditions for Establishment of Protection Category. Problems of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 11, 102-128.

Gaschak, S.P., Buntova, E.G., Rudenska, G.A., Chizhevsky, I.V. 2000. Species structure peculiarities of insectivores and rodents of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. Vestnik Zoologii, 34 (6), 51-56.

Petrov, M.F., Davydchuk, V.S., Kuchma, M.D. 1998. Succession Importance of the mineralised anti-fire strips in an Exclusion Zone of the Chernobyl accident. Problems of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 5, 81-88.

Mammals

Deryabina, T.G. 2015. Przewalski horses (Equus ferus przewalskii polj., 1881) in Chernobyl exclusion zone in Belarus. News Biosphere Reserve "Askania Nova", 17, 54-59.

Gashchak, S.P., Vlaschenko, A.S., Naglov, A.V. et al. 2013. Bats fauna of the Exclusion Zone in concern of assessment of environmental value of its areas. Problems of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 11, 56-78.

Gashchak, S.P. 2009. Main points of radioecology of big mammals in Chernobyl Zone. Problems of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 9, 125-140.

Gashchak, S.P., Vlaschenko, A.S., Naglov, A.V. 2009. Study results of bats fauna and its radioactive contamination in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in 2007–2009. Problems of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 9, 102-124.

Zharkikh, T.L., Yasynetska, N.I. 2008. Demographic parameters of a Przewalski horse (Equus Przewalskii, Polj 1881) population in the Exclusive Zone of the Chernobyl power plant. Bulletin of Moscow Society of Naturalists (Biological series) 113 (5), 3-9.

Vyshnevsky, D. 2005. Results of introduction of the Przewalski`s horse (Equus przewalskii) in the Exclusion zone of ChNPP. Sci. Bull. Uzhgorod Univ. (Ser. Biol.), 17, 39-41.

Zharkikh, T.L., Yasynetska, N.I., Bonovskij, A.N., Zvegintsova, N.S. 2002. A Study of the Przewalski Horse population in the Zone of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Bulletin of Moscow Society of Naturalists (Biological series), 107 (5), 9-16.

Petrov, M.F. 1996. Feeding of Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) in the Exclusion Zone of the Chernobyl Accident. Problems of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 3, 105-114.

Petrov, M.F., 1996. Feeding of Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa) in the Exclusion Zone of the Chernobyl Accident in the Territory of Ukraine. Problems of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 3, 69-81.

Amphibians

Gashchak, S.P., Maklyuk, Yu. A., Maksimenko, A.M., Bondarkov, M. D. 2009. Radioecology of amphibians in Chernobyl Zone. Problems of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 9, 76-86.

Birds

Yurko, V.V. 2017. Breeding biology of the Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) in the Polesye State Radiation Ecological Reserve (Belarus). Berkut, 26 (1), 43-48.

Yurko, V.V. 2015. Breeding biology of the White-Tailed Eagle in the Polesie State Radiation-Ecological Reserve, Belarus. Raptors Conservation, 30, 94-103.

Domashevsky, S.V., Gaschak, S.P., Chizhevsky, I.V. 2012. Birds of prey and owls of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone (Ukraine). Berkut, 21 (1-2), 64-81.

Domashevsky, S.V., Chizhevsky, I.V. 2009. Results of counts of the White-tailed Eagle and other birds of prey in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone during winter period 2008–2009. Berkut, 18 (1-2), 45-48.

Gashchak, S.P., Bondarkov, M.D, Maklyuk, Yu. A. et al. 2009. Stocks of 90Sr and 137Cs in biomass of birds in the territory of Chernobyl Zone and size of radionuclide export with birds outside. Problems of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 9, 87-101.

Gaschak, S.P., Maklyuk, Y.A., Maksimenko, A.M. et al. 2008. The features of radioactive contamination of small birds in Chernobyl Zone in 2003-2005. Radiation Biology, Radioecology, 48 (1), 28-47.

Domashevsky, S.V. 2006. Data on ecology of little Falcons in the north of Ukraine. Strepet, 4 (2), 42-58.

Gaschak, S.P. 2005. About breeding of Whooper Swan in the Chernobyl zone of Ukraine. Berkut, 14 (2), 269-270.

Gaschak, S.P. 2004. Some results of marking of White-tailed Eagle on the Chornobyl exclusion zone territory. Berkut, 13 (1), 73-75.

Domashevsky, S.V. 2004. The new data on rate species of the birds of prey in the Kiev region (Ukraine). Strepet, 2 (2), 5-27.  

Panov, G.M. 2004. Distribution and number of the White-tailed Eagle in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Berkut, 13 (2), 226-229.

Gaschak, S.P. 2002. Notes about some rare birds from the Chornobyl exclusion zone area. Berkut, 11 (2), 141-147.

Dombrovski, V.С., Zhurauliov, D.V., Demongin, L. 2001. Rare species birds of prey of Belarussian Palessia. Subbuteo, 4 (1), 11-24.

Dombrovski, V.С., Tishechkin, А.К., Zhuruuliov, D.V., Dzmitranok, M.G., Pinchuk, Р.К. 2000. Breeding records of Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga) in Central Paliessie. Subbuteo, 3 (1), 3-13. 

Gaschak, S.P. 2000. Aviafauna of the evacuated town of Pripyat. Vestnik  zoologii, Supplement 14, 90-100.

Gavrilyuk, M.N., Grishchenko, V.N. 2000. Current status of the White-tailed Eagle population in the Middle Dnieper area. Berkut, 9, (1-2), 28-38.

Poluda, A.M. 2000. To distribution of the White-tailed Eagle in Kyiv region. Berkut, 9 (1-2), 122-123.

Domashevsky, S.V., Pareiko, O.A. 1999. Wintering eagles in the Chernobyl zone during 1998. Subbuteo, 2 (1), 46-47.

Grishchenko, V.N. Gavrilyuk, M.N. Goroshko, O.A. et al. 1994. To the distribution of rare birds of prey in Kiev region. Berkut, 3 (2), 152-153.

Flora

Andrienko, T.L. (ed.) 2006. Phytodiversity of Ukrainian Polissia and its conservation. Kyiv, Phytosociocentre, 316 p.

Petrov, M.F. 2008. Fallows of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. Bulletin of Ecological State of Exclusion Zone of Absolute (Mandatory) Resettlement, 2 (32), 18-25.

Wildfires

Protsak, V.,Voitsekhovitch, O., Laptev, G. 2020. Estimation of radioactive source term dynamics for atmospheric transport during wildfires in chernobyl zone in spring 2020.

          

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