Biogeochemical processes and radionuclide behaviour in soil-plant systems
- Improve understanding of the biogeochemical behaviour of 129I, 79Se, 99Tc, & U isotopes in soils.
- Critically assess the validity of models parameterised from short-term laboratory experiments.
The first component of the study assessed how the availability of radionuclides varies in soils over time. TREE also investigated if short-term measurements can be used to predict the long-term availability of radionuclides in soils by testing our models in the Chornobyl exclusion zone (CEZ).
Image of soil lysimeters (Nick Beresford)