Research and analysis

Radiation experiments on aquatic organisms

Report on the effects of gamma radiation on marine organisms, particularly two common species of seaweed: Fucus vesiculosus bladder wrack and Ulva intestinalis gutweed.


Radiation Experiments on Aquatic Organisms

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There are four project objectives. First to conduct a literature review covering radiation effects and methods of studying them, on seaweeds (marine macroalgae) and other potential species of interest. Second to carry out experiments on the effects of gamma radiation on the reproduction of F. vesiculosus and U. intestinalis. Third, to carry out a second set of experiments on the effects of gamma radiation on the growth of germlings of the two species. Fourth, to assess the data, report the findings and advise on future research directions.

Published 1 September 2007