from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the effects of radiation and radioisotopes on an ecological population or community.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the study of the fate and effects of radioactive materials in the environment


From radio- +‎ ecology (Wiktionary)


  • In 1998 an agreement with the U.S. provided for the establishment of an international radioecology laboratory inside the exclusion zone.

    Chernobyl, Ukraine

  • The two nations also announced that: (1) they will establish an international radioecology laboratory in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone to study radiation effects and the movement of radionuclides in the environment; and (2) they have signed a five-year extension of the U.S.

    Vp Tours Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.