CRI Publications related to chernobyl & Fukushima

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In Press:

Bonisoli-Alquati, A., K. Koyama, D.J. Tedeschi, W. Kitamura, H. Suzuki, S. Jenkinson, E. Arai, A.P. Møller, T.A. Mousseau. 2015. Abundance and genetic damage of barn swallows from Fukushima. Nature Scientific Reports, in press.

Møller, A.P., T.A. Mousseau, I. Nishiumi, K. Ueda . 2015. Ecological differences in response of bird species to radioactivity from Chernobyl and Fukushima. Journal of Ornithology, in press.

Møller, A.P., I. Nishiumi, T.A. Mousseau. 2015. Cumulative effects on interspecific differences in response of birds to radioactvitiy from Fukushima. Journal of Ornithology, in press.

Møller, A.P., J.C. Shyu, & T.A. Mousseau. 2015. Ionizing radiation from Chernobyl and the fraction of inviable pollen. Ecology & Evolution, in press.

Møller, A.P.,  T.A. Mousseau. 2015. Strong effects of ionizing radiation from Chernobyl on mutation rates. Nature Scientific Reports, in press.

Evangeliou, N.,  Y. Balkanski, A. Cozic, W. M. Hao, F. Mouillot, K. Thonicke, R. Paugam, S. Zibtsev, T. A. Mousseau, R. Wang, B. Poulter, A. Petkov, C. Yue, P. Cadule, B. Koffi, J. W. Kaiser, A. P. Møller. 2015. Past, present and future evolution of fire regime in the radioactively contaminated forests of Ukraine and Belarus: risks foreseen for the European population and environment from 137Cs displacement. Ecological Monographs, in press.


Bezrukov, V., Møller, A.P., Milinevsky, G., Rushkovsky, S., Sobol, M., and T.A. Mousseau. 2015. Heterogeneous relationships between abundance of soil surface invertebrates and radiation from Chernobyl. Ecological Indicators, 52:128-133. 	

Møller, A.P., T.A. Mousseau. 2015. Biological Indicators of Ionizing Radiation in Nature. In: R.H. Armon, O. Hanninen (eds), Environmental Indicators, pp871-881, Springer, Netherlands. DOI:10.1007/978-94-017-9499-2_49


Mousseau, T.A. 2014. The Biological Consequences of Chornobyl and Fukushima. In H. Caldicott (Ed), Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe (pp. 93-100). The New Press, New York, NY.

Steen, T.Y., and T.A. Mousseau. 2014. Outcomes of Fukushima: Biological effects of radiation on nonhuman species. Journal of Heredity 105: 702-703.

Boratynski, Z.,  P. Lehmann, T. Mappes, T.A. Mousseau, and A.P. Møller. 2014. Increased radiation from Chernobyl decreases the expression of red colouration in natural populations of bank voles (Myodes glareolus). Scientific Reports, 4: 7141. DOI:10.1038/srep07141.

Møller, A.P., A. Bonisoli-Alquati,  T.A. Mousseau, G. Rudolfsen. 2014. Aspermy, sperm quality and radiation in Chernobyl birds. PLoS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100296

Mousseau, T.A., A.P. Møller. 2014. Genetic and ecological studies of animals in Chernobyl and Fukushima. Journal of Heredity, 105:704-709. 

Galván, I., A. Bonisoli-Alquati, S. Jenkinson, G. Ghanem, K. Wakamatsu, T.A. Mousseau, A.P. Møller. 2014. Chronic exposure to low-dose radiation at Chernobyl favors adaptation to oxidative stress in birds. Functional Ecology, DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.12283 (pdf of proof)

Mousseau, T.A., G. Milinevsky, J. Kenney-Hunt, A.P. Møller. 2014. Highly reduced mass loss rates and increased litter layer in radioactively contaminated areas. Oecologia DOI 10.1007/s00442-014-2908-8. 

Evangeliou, N., Y. Balkanski, A. Cozic, A.P. Møller. 2014. Global and local cancer risks after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident as seen from Chernobyl: A modeling study for radiocaesium (134Cs & 137Cs). Environment International 64: 17-27. 

Gralla, F., D.J. Abson, A.P. Møller, D.J. Lang, H. von Wehrden. 2014. The impact of nuclear accidents on provisioning ecosystem services. Ecological Inidicators 41:1-14.  (doi)(pdf) 

Serga,S., O.M. Maistrenko, A. Rozhok, T. Mousseau, I. Kozeretska. 2014. Fecundity as one of possible factors contributing to the dominance of the wMel genotype of Wolbachia in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Symbiosis, 63: 11-17. DOI: 10.1007/s13199-014-0283-1


Møller, A.P. and T.A. Mousseau. 2013. Low-dose radiation, scientific scrutiny, and requirements for demonstrating effects. BMC Biology, 11:92 (doi:10.1.1186/1741-7007-11-92). 

Hermosell, I.G., T. Laskemoen, M. Rowe, A.P. Møller, T.A. Mousseau, T. Albrecht, J.T. Lifjeld. 2013. Patterns of sperm damage in Chernobyl passerine birds suggest a trade-off between spem length and integrity. Biology Letters, 9: 20130530 (

Mousseau, T.A., Møller, A.P. 2013. Perspectives on Chernobyl and Fukushima health effects: What can be learned from Eastern European research? Journal of Health and Pollution, 3(5): 2-6. (pdf)

Anders Pape Møller and Timothy A. Mousseau. 2013. Investigating the effects of low-dose radiation from Chernobyl to Fukushima: History repeats itself. Asian Perspective 37 (2013): 551-565.

Mousseau, T.A., Møller, A.P. 2013. Elevated frequency of cataracts in birds from Chernobyl. PLoS ONE 8(7): e669s9. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066939 (pdf) 

Møller, A.P., A. Bonisoli-Alquati, and T.A. Mousseau. 2013. High frequencies of albinism and tumors in free-living birds at Chernobyl. Mutation Research / Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis.  (pdf here).

Mousseau, T.A., Welch, S.M., Chizhevsky, I., Bondarenko, O., Milinevsky, G., Tedeschi, D.J., Bonisoli-Alquati, A., Møller, A.P. 2013. Tree rings reveal extent of exposure to ionizing radiation in Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris. Trees DOI 10.1007/s00468-013-0891-z

Møller, A.P. and T.A. Mousseau. 2013. The effects of low-dose radiation: Soviet science, the nuclear industry - and independence? Significance 10(1): 14-19.

Møller, A.P. and T.A. Mousseau. 2013. The effects of natural variation in background radioactivity on humans, animals and other organisms. Biological Reviews, doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2012.00249.x. 

Møller, A.P. and T.A. Mousseau. 2013. Assessing effects of radiation on abundance of mammals and predator-prey interactions in Chernobyl using tracks in the snow. Ecological Indicators 26: 112-116.
             (Appendix 1: Species of mammals surveyed)

Møller, A.P., I. Nishiumi, H. Suzuki, K. Ueda, and T.A. Mousseau. 2013. Differences in effects of radiation on abundance of animals in Fukushima and Chernobyl. Ecological Indicators, 24:75-81. (pdf) 


Møller, A.P., Hagiwara, A., Matsui, S., Kasahara, S., Kawatsu, K., Nishiumi, I., Suzuki, H., Ueda, K., Mousseau, T.A. 2012. Abundance of birds at Fukushima as judged from Chernobyl. Environmental Pollution, 164, 36-39.

Møller, A.P., F. Barnier, and T.A. Mousseau. 2012. Ecosystem effects 25 years after Chernobyl: pollinators, fruit set, and recruitment. Oecologia 170: 1155-1165 (DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2374-0)

Beasley, D.A.E., A. Bonisoli-Alquati, S.M. Welch, A. P. Møller, T.A. Mousseau. 2012. Effects of parental radiation exposure on developmental instability in grasshoppers (Chorthippus albomarginatus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25: 1149-1162.

Møller, A.P. and T.A. Mousseau. 2012. The effects of natural variation in background radioactivity on humans, animals and other organisms. Biological Reviews, doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2012.00249.x. 

Mousseau, T.A., Møller, A.P.  2012. Chernobyl and Fukushima: Differences and similarities, a biological perspective. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 107: 200-203.

Mousseau, T.A., Møller, A.P.  2012. Entomological studies in Chernobyl and Fukushima. American Entomologist 58: 148-150.

Møller, A.P., A. Bonisoli-Alquati, G. Rudolfsen, T.A. Mousseau. 2012. Elevated mortality among birds in Chernobyl as judged from biased sex and age ratios. PLoS One, 7(4): e35223. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035223

Svendsen, E.R., J.R.Runkly, V.R. Dhara, S.Lin, M.Naboka, T.A. Mousseau and C. Bennett. 2012. Epidemiologic methods lessons learned from environmental public health disasters: Chernobyl, the World Trade Center, Bhopal, and Graniteville, South Carolina. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9(8): 2894-2909 (doi:10.3390/ijerph9082894).

Redchuk, T.A., A.I. Rozhok, O.W. Zhuk, I. A. Kozeretska, and T.A. Mousseau. 2012. DNA Methylation in Drosophila melanogaster may depend on lineage heterogeneity. Cytology and Genetics, ISSN 0095-4527; 46:58-61. DOI: 10.3103/S0095452712010094


Mousseau, T.A., and A.P. Møller. 2011. Landscape portrait: A look at the impacts of radioactive contaminants on Chernobyl’s wildlife. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 67(2): 38-46. (DOI: 10.1177/0096340211399747)

Ragon, M., G. Restoux, D. Moreira, A.P. Møller, P. Lopez-Garcia. 2011. Sunlight-exposed biofilm microbial communities are natrurally resistant to Chernobyl ionizing-radiation levels. PLoS One 6(7): e21764. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021764

Møller, A. P., and T.A. Mousseau. 2011. Conservation consequences of Chernobyl and other nuclear accidents. Biological Conservation, 144:2787-2798.

Møller, A.P. and T.A. Mousseau. 2011. Rigorous methodology for studies of effects of radiation from Chernobyl on animals and humans. Biology Letters of the Royal Society. 

Møller, A. P., A. Bonisoli-Alquati, G. Rudolfsen, and T.A. Mousseau. 2011. Chernobyl birds have smaller brains. PLoS One 6(2): e16862. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016862 (pdf)

Bonisoli-Alquati, A., A.P. Møller., G. Rudolfsen, N. Saino, M. Caprioloi, S. Ostermiller, T.A. Mousseau. 2011. The effects of radiation on sperm swimming behavior depend on plasma oxidative status in the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A – Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 159: 105-112 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2011.01.018)


Møller, A. P. and T.A. Mousseau. 2010. Efficiency of bio-indicators for low-level radiation under field conditions. Ecological Indicators, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2010.06.013 (pdf)

Galván, I., T.A. Mousseau, and A.P. Møller. 2010. Bird population declines due to radiation exposure at Chernobyl are stronger in species with pheomelanin-based colouration. Oecologia,  doi:10.1007/s00442-010-1860-5

Møller, A.P., J. Erritzoe, F. Karadas, and T. A. Mousseau. 2010. Historical mutation rates predict susceptibility to radiation in Chernobyl birds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02074.x (pdf)

Czirjak, G.A., A.P. Møller, T.A. Mousseau, P. Heeb. 2010. Micro-organisms associated with feathers of barn swallows in radioactively contaminated areas around Chernobyl. Microbial Ecology 60:373-380 (DOI: 10.1007/s00248-010-9716-4). (pdf)

Bonisoli-Alquati, A., , A. Voris, T. A. Mousseau, A. P. Møller, N. Saino, and M. Wyatt. 2010. DNA damage in barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) from the Chernobyl region detected by the use of the Comet assay. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 151: 271-277. (pdf)

Bonisoli-Alquati, A., T. A. Mousseau, A. P. Møller, M. Caprioli, and N. Saino. 2010. Increased oxidative stress in barn swallows from the Chernobyl region. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, part A 155: 205-210 . (pdf)

Kravets A.P., Mousseau T.A., Litvinchuk A.V., Ostermiller Sh., Vengzhen G.S. 2010. Wheat plant DNA methylation pattern changes at chronic seed γ- irradiation. Cytology and Genetics, 44:276-279.

Serga, S.V.,  A.I. Rozhok, O.V. Protsenko, I.A. Kozeretska, and T.A. Mousseau. 2010. Spiroplasma in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster from Ukraine. Drosophila Information Service, 93: 148-154.


Møller, A.P., and T.A. Mousseau. 2009. Reduced abundance of insects and spiders linked to radiation at Chernobyl 20 years after the accident. Biology Letters of the Royal Society 5(3): 356-359. (pdf) 

Kravets А.P, T.A. Mousseau, Omel’chenko1 Zh. A., Kozeretska I.A., Vengjen G.S. 2009. Dynamics of hybrid dysgenesis frequency in Drosophila melanogaster following controlled protracted radiation exposure. Cytology and Genetics, in press (in Russian).

Kravets А.P, T.A. Mousseau, Omel’chenko1 Zh. A., Kozeretska I.A., Vengjen G.S. 2009. Dynamics of hybrid dysgenesis frequency in Drosophila melanogaster following controlled protracted radiation exposure. Cytology and Genetics, in press (in Russian).

Svendsen, E.R.,  I.E. Kolpakov, Y.I. Stepanova, V.Y. Vdovenko, M.V. Naboka, T.A. Mousseau, L.C. Mohr, D.G. Hoel, W.J.J. Karmaus. 2009. 137Cesium exposure and spirometry measures in Ukrainian children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear incident. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118:720-725. (pdf) .


Møller, A. P., T.A Mousseau. 2008. Reduced abundance of raptors in radioactively contaminated areas near Chernobyl. Journal of Ornithology, 150(1):239-246. (pdf) 

Møller, A. P., T.A. Mousseau and G. Rudolfsen. 2008. Females affect sperm swimming performance : a field experiment with barn swallows Hirundo rustica. Behavioral Ecology 19(6):1343-1350. (pdf)

Møller, A. P.,  F. Karadas, & T. A. Mousseau. 2008. Antioxidants in eggs of great tits Parus major from Chernobyl and hatching success. J. Comp. Physiol. B. 178:735-743. (pdf)

Kozeretska, I.A., A.V. Protsenko, E.S. Afanas’eva, S.R. Rushkovskii, A.I. Chuba, T.A. Mousseau, and A.P. Moller. 2008. Mutation processes in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster and Hirundo rustica from radiation-contaminated regions of Ukraine. Cytology and Genetics 42(4) : 267-271. (pdf)

Gashak, S.P., Y.A. Maklyuk, A.M. Maksimenko, V.M. Maksimenko, V.I. Martinenko, I.V. Chizhevsky, M.D. Bondarkov, T.A. Mousseau. 2008. The features of radioactive contamination of small birds in Chernobyl Zone in 2003-2005. Radiobiology and Radioecology 48: 27-47.(Russian). (pdf)

Møller, A. P.,  T. A. Mousseau, C. Lynn, S. Ostermiller, and G. Rudolfsen. 2008. Impaired swimming behavior and morphology of sperm from barn swallows Hirundo rustica in Chernobyl. Mutation Research, Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 650:210-216. (pdf)

Møller, A. P.,  T. A. Mousseau, F. de Lope and N. Saino. 2008. Anecdotes and empirical research in Chernobyl. Biology Letters, 4:65-66. (pdf)

Stepanova, E., W. Karmaus, M. Naboka, V. Vdovenko, T. Mousseau, V. Shestopalov, J. Vena, E. Svendsen, D. Underhill, and H. Pastides. 2008. Exposure from the Chernobyl accident had adverse effects on erythrocytes, leukocytes, and, platelets in children in the Narodichesky region, Ukraine. A 6-year follow-up study. Environmental Health, 7:21. (pdf)


Møller, A.P., T.A Mousseau. 2007. Species richness and abundance of forest birds in relation to radiation at Chernobyl. Biology Letters of the Royal Society, 3: 483-486. (pdf) 

Møller, A.P., T.A Mousseau. 2007. Determinants of Interspecific Variation in Population Declines of Birds after Exposure to Radiation at Chernobyl. Journal of Applied Ecology, 44: 909-919. (pdf) 

Møller, A.P.,  T.A. Mousseau, F. de Lope, and N. Saino. 2007. Elevated frequency of abnormalities in barn swallows from Chernobyl.  Biology Letters of the Royal Society, 3: 414-417. (pdf)

Møller, A.P. T.A Mousseau .  2007. Birds prefer to breed in sites with low radioactivity in Chernobyl. Proceedings of the Royal Society, 274:1443-1448. (pdf)

Tsyusko, O.V.,  M.B. Peters, C. Hagen, T.D. Tuberville, T.A. Mousseau, A.P. Moller and T.C. Glenn. 2007. Microsatellite markers isolated from barn swallows (Hirundo rustica). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7: 833-835. (pdf)


Møller, A.P.,  T. A. Mousseau. 2006. Biological consequences of Chernobyl:  20 years after the disaster.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 21: 200-207. (pdf)

Møller, A.P., K. A. Hobson, T. A. Mousseau and A. M. Peklo. 2006. Chernobyl as a population sink for barn swallows: Tracking dispersal using stable isotope profiles. Ecological Applications,  16:1696-1705. (pdf) 

2005 -> 1993

Møller, A.P.,  T. A. Mousseau, G. Milinevsky, A. Peklo, E. Pysanets and T. Szép. 2005. Condition, reproduction and survival of barn swallows from Chernobyl. Journal of Animal Ecology, 74: 1102-1111. (pdf)

Mousseau, T.A., N. Nelson, & V. Shestopalov. 2005. Don’t underestimate the death rate from Chernobyl. NATURE 437: 1089. (pdf)

Møller, A. P., Surai, P., and T. A. Mousseau. 2004. Antioxidants, radiation and mutations in barn swallows from Chernobyl. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, 272: 247-252. (pdf)

Shestopalov, V., M. Naboka, E. Stepanova, E. Skvarska, T. Mousseau, and Y.Serkis. 2004. Risk assessment of morbidity under conditions with different levels of radionuclides and heavy metals. Bulletin of the Chernobyl Zone 24(2): 40-47. (In Ukrainian). (pdf)

Møller, A. P., and T. A. Mousseau. 2003. Mutation and sexual selection: A test using barn swallows from Chernobyl. Evolution, 57: 2139-2146. (pdf) 

Møller, A. P. 2002. Developmental instability and sexual selection in stag beetles from Chernobyl and a control area. - Ethology 108:193-204.

Møller, A. P. and T. A. Mousseau . 2001. Albinism and phenotype of barn swallow of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) from Chernobyl. Evolution, 55: 2097-2104. (pdf)

Camplani, A., N. Saino and A. P. Møller. 1999.  Carotenoids, sexual signals and immune function in barn swallows from Chernobyl. - Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 266:1111-1116, 1999 .

Møller, A.P. 1998.  Developmental instability of plants and radiation from Chernobyl. - Oikos 81:444-448.

Ellegren, H., G. Lindgren, C. R. Primmer and A. P. Møller. 1997.  Fitness loss and germline mutations in barn swallows breeding in Chernobyl. - Nature 389:593-596. 

Møller, A. P. 1993. Morphology and sexual selection in the barn swallow Hirundo rustica in Chernobyl, Ukraine. - Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 252:51-57.;jsessionid=5BDEDE5952F86D3EC3C6BF9865B27DE5.ambra02?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0016862&representation=PDF;jsessionid=5BDEDE5952F86D3EC3C6BF9865B27DE5.ambra02?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0016862&representation=PDF
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