Over the years of Chornobyl NPP operation and the liquidation of the accident's repercussions, the territory's ecosystem changed significantly. Forest birds and animals grew in number and new generations of imported species appeared. 5% of the land became waterlogged and flora and fauna changed accordingly.
The area was and remains a habitat for a multitude of biological species — typical for this territory and imported here for experimental purposes.
Radiobiology research directions:
- Analysis of the effects of small radiation doses on humans, flora, and fauna.
- Methods of radiation-tainted land reclamation.
Radiobiology studies enable development of educational projects, the projects to raise awareness about the effects of radiation on humans, and development of radiation-tainted territory reclamation programmes.