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Radiocesium Dynamics in a Japanese Forest Ecosystem

Initial Stage of Contamination After the Incident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Editors: Takenaka, C., Hijii, N., Kaneko, N., Ohkubo, T. (Eds.)

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  • Describes movements of radiocesium among various components in forest ecosystems
  • Provides practical, useful information for designing decontamination plans
  • Focuses on forests that residents frequently use
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This book investigates radiocesium movement in all major components of forest ecosystems, e.g. the plants, animals, insects, microorganisms, and soils, during the initial stage of contamination after the incident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Most of the work was conducted at a common research site.
More specifically, the book examines the contribution of surface uptake by trees in the dynamics of radiocesium during the initial contamination stage; the movement of radiocesium in the form of small organic fragments that are essential to the radiocesium dynamics in forest ecosystems; and the upward movement of radiocesium due to microorganism activity, which promotes the effective decontamination of the forest floor. Lastly, it explains why spiders could be a valuable indicator of the contamination level in forest ecosystems.

About the authors

Chisato TakenakaGraduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya UniversityAichi, Japan
Naoki HijiiGraduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya UniversityAichi, Japan
Nobuhiro KanekoFaculty of Food Agricultural Sciences, Fukushima University Fukushima, Japan
Tatsuhiro OhkuboFaculty of Agriculture, Utsunomiya UniversityTochigi, Japan

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Radioactive Contamination in Forest by the Accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant: Comparison with Chernobyl

    Pages 3-22

    Yoschenko, Vasyl (et al.)

  • Radiocesium Deposition at the Accident and the Succeeding Movement Through Hydrological Process in Forest Ecosystem in Fukushima

    Pages 23-48

    Kato, Hiroaki

  • Uptake of Radiocesium by Plants

    Pages 51-104

    Sugiura, Yuki (et al.)

  • Surface Absorption of 137Cs Through Tree Bark

    Pages 105-118

    Wang, Wei

  • Translocation of 137Cs in the Woody Parts of Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)

    Pages 119-128

    Iizuka, Kazuya (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8606-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8605-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiocesium Dynamics in a Japanese Forest Ecosystem
Book Subtitle
Initial Stage of Contamination After the Incident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Editors
  • Chisato Takenaka
  • Naoki Hijii
  • Nobuhiro Kaneko
  • Tatsuhiro Ohkubo
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8606-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8606-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8605-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 234
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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