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Moving radiation protection on from the limitations of empirical concentration ratios (2019)
Journal Article
Beresford, N. A., & Willey, N. (2019). Moving radiation protection on from the limitations of empirical concentration ratios. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 208-209, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.106020

Radionuclide activity concentrations in food crops and wildlife are most often predicted using empirical concentration ratios (CRs). The CR approach is simple to apply and some data exist with which to parameterise models. However, the parameter is h... Read More about Moving radiation protection on from the limitations of empirical concentration ratios.

Predicting the effects of low dose-rate ionizing radiation on redox potential in plant cells (2019)
Book Chapter
Caplin, N., & Willey, N. (2019). Predicting the effects of low dose-rate ionizing radiation on redox potential in plant cells. In J. T. Hancock, & M. E. Conway (Eds.), Redox-Mediated Signal Transduction, (135-142). New York, USA: Humana. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9463-2_11

During exposure of cells to acute high dose-rate ionizing radiation (IR), oxidants from the radiolysis of water can overwhelm antioxidant systems. Protecting flora from the effects of IR released from a nuclear industry of increasing global significa... Read More about Predicting the effects of low dose-rate ionizing radiation on redox potential in plant cells.

Ionizing radiation, higher plants, and radioprotection: From acute high doses to chronic low doses (2018)
Journal Article
Willey, N., & Caplin, N. (2018). Ionizing radiation, higher plants, and radioprotection: From acute high doses to chronic low doses. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9(847), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00847

© 2018 Caplin and Willey. Understanding the effects of ionizing radiation (IR) on plants is important for environmental protection, for agriculture and horticulture, and for space science but plants have significant biological differences to the anim... Read More about Ionizing radiation, higher plants, and radioprotection: From acute high doses to chronic low doses.

An extended dose-response model for microbial responses to ionizing radiation (2017)
Journal Article
Siasou, E., Johnson, D., & Willey, N. (2017). An extended dose-response model for microbial responses to ionizing radiation. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 5(FEB), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2017.00006

© 2017 Siasou, Johnson and Willey. An understanding of the environmental toxicology of ionizing radiation (IR) is needed because nuclear power production is expanding and there is increasing pressure to build nuclear waste repositories. The effects o... Read More about An extended dose-response model for microbial responses to ionizing radiation.

Making the most of what we have: Application of extrapolation approaches in radioecological wildlife transfer models (2016)
Journal Article
Yankovich, T. L., Wood, M. D., Beresford, N. A., Beresford, N., Wood, M., Vives i Batlle, J., …Willey, N. (2016). Making the most of what we have: Application of extrapolation approaches in radioecological wildlife transfer models. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 151, 373e386-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.03.022

© 2015 The Authors. We will never have data to populate all of the potential radioecological modelling parameters required for wildlife assessments. Therefore, we need robust extrapolation approaches which allow us to make best use of our available k... Read More about Making the most of what we have: Application of extrapolation approaches in radioecological wildlife transfer models.

Environmental Plant Physiology (2015)
Book
Willey, N. (2015). Environmental Plant Physiology. Garland Science

Environmental Plant Physiology focuses on the physiology of plant-environment interactions, revealing plants as the key terrestrial intersection of the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere. It provides a contemporary understanding of the... Read More about Environmental Plant Physiology.

Inter-Taxa differences in iodine uptake by plants: Implications for food quality and contamination (2015)
Journal Article
Siasou, E., & Willey, N. (2015). Inter-Taxa differences in iodine uptake by plants: Implications for food quality and contamination. Agronomy, 5(4), 537-554. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy5040537

© 2015 by the authors. Although iodine is not essential for plants, they take it up readily and, in foodchains, are significant sources of iodine for organisms with an essential requirement for it. During several nuclear accidents radioiodine has bee... Read More about Inter-Taxa differences in iodine uptake by plants: Implications for food quality and contamination.

Thai visitors’ expectations and experiences of explainer interaction within a science museum context (2015)
Journal Article
Sonchaeng, P., Kamolpattana, S., Chen, G., Sonchaen, P., Wilkinson, C., Willey, N., & Bultitude, K. (2015). Thai visitors’ expectations and experiences of explainer interaction within a science museum context. Public Understanding of Science, 24(1), 69-85. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662514525560

© The Author(s) 2015. In Western literature, there is evidence that museum explainers offer significant potential for enhancing visitors’ learning through influencing their knowledge, content, action, behaviour and attitudes. However, little research... Read More about Thai visitors’ expectations and experiences of explainer interaction within a science museum context.

Soil to plant transfer of radionuclides: Predicting the fate of multiple radioisotopes in plants (2014)
Journal Article
Willey, N. J., & Willey, N. (2014). Soil to plant transfer of radionuclides: Predicting the fate of multiple radioisotopes in plants. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 133, 31-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.07.023

Predicting soil-to-plant transfer of radionuclides is restricted by the range of species for which concentration ratios (CRs) have been measured. Here the radioecological utility of meta-analyses of phylogenetic effects on alkali earth metals will be... Read More about Soil to plant transfer of radionuclides: Predicting the fate of multiple radioisotopes in plants.

A new approach to predicting environmental transfer of radionuclides to wildlife: A demonstration for freshwater fish and caesium (2013)
Journal Article
Willey, N. J., Beresford, N. A., Yankovich, T. L., Wood, M. D., Fesenko, S., Andersson, P., …Willey, N. (2013). A new approach to predicting environmental transfer of radionuclides to wildlife: A demonstration for freshwater fish and caesium. Science of the Total Environment, 463-464, 284-292. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.013

The application of the concentration ratio (CR) to predict radionuclide activity concentrations in wildlife from those in soil or water has become the widely accepted approach for environmental assessments. Recently both the ICRP and IAEA have produc... Read More about A new approach to predicting environmental transfer of radionuclides to wildlife: A demonstration for freshwater fish and caesium.

Low dose ionizing radiation produces too few reactive oxygen species to directly affect antioxidant concentrations in cells (2012)
Journal Article
Hancock, J. T., Willey, N. J., Smith, J. T., Willey, N., & Hancock, J. T. (2012). Low dose ionizing radiation produces too few reactive oxygen species to directly affect antioxidant concentrations in cells. Biology Letters, 8(4), 594-597. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.0150

It has been hypothesized that radiation-induced oxidative stress is the mechanism for a wide range of negative impacts on biota living in radioactively contaminated areas around Chernobyl. The present study tests this hypothesis mechanistically, for... Read More about Low dose ionizing radiation produces too few reactive oxygen species to directly affect antioxidant concentrations in cells.

Requirements for phylogenetic tree visualisation: A user driven approach (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Hale, P., Solomonides, T., Beeson, I., Willey, N., Bultitude, K., & Reynolds, D. M. (2010, November). Requirements for phylogenetic tree visualisation: A user driven approach. Poster presented at BBSRC/AHRC Workshop on "The Challenges of Visualising Biological Data", Bristol, UK

BBSRC/AHRC Workshop on "The Challenges of Visualising Biological Data" Date: 16-17 November 2010 Venue: The Thistle Grand Hotel, Bristol BBSRC - http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/events/1011-visualising-biological-data.aspx AHRC -http://www.ahrc.... Read More about Requirements for phylogenetic tree visualisation: A user driven approach.

Phylogeny can be used to make useful predictions of soil-to-plant transfer factors for radionuclides (2010)
Journal Article
Willey, N. J., & Willey, N. (2010). Phylogeny can be used to make useful predictions of soil-to-plant transfer factors for radionuclides. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, 49(4), 613-623. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00411-010-0320-2

Soil-to-plant transfer of radionuclides can be related to plant evolutionary history (phylogeny). For some species and radionuclides the effect is significant enough to be useful in predicting Transfer Factors (TFs). Here a Residual Maximum Likelihoo... Read More about Phylogeny can be used to make useful predictions of soil-to-plant transfer factors for radionuclides.

The effects of plant traits and phylogeny on soil-to-plant transfer of 99Tc (2010)
Journal Article
Hicks, S., McEwen, A., Tang, S., Willey, N. J., & Willey, N. (2010). The effects of plant traits and phylogeny on soil-to-plant transfer of 99Tc. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 101(9), 757-766. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2010.04.019

Assessments of the behaviour of 99Tc in terrestrial environments necessitate predicting soil-to-plant transfer. An experiment with 116 plant taxa showed that 99Tc transfer to plants was positively related to plant dry weight but negatively related to... Read More about The effects of plant traits and phylogeny on soil-to-plant transfer of 99Tc.

Genomic and proteomic analyses of plant response to radiation in the environment-an abiotic stress context (2009)
Journal Article
Willey, N. J., Willey, N., Heinekamp, Y. J., & Burridge, A. (2009). Genomic and proteomic analyses of plant response to radiation in the environment-an abiotic stress context. Radioprotection, 44(5), 887-890. https://doi.org/10.1051/radiopro/20095158

Genomic and proteomic techniques provide the opportunity to investigate plant response to ionising radiation in unprecedented detail. Understanding plant molecular responses to ionising radiation might be useful for radioprotection but also for under... Read More about Genomic and proteomic analyses of plant response to radiation in the environment-an abiotic stress context.