Investigation of environmental contamination in lichens of Gokceada (Imbroz) Island in Turkey

Kahraman A., Kaynak G., Gurler O., Yalcin S., Ozturk S., Gundogdu Ö.

RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, vol.44, no.2, pp.199-202, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2009.01.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-202
  • Keywords: Environmental radioactivity, Gross beta, Lichen, Heavy metal, EDXRF, FIRED POWER-PLANT, PROVINCE TURKEY, HEAVY-METALS, MOSSES, ELEMENTS, COAL, RADIONUCLIDES, CHERNOBYL, PO-210, ORDU
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The main objective of the present study is to determine the type of environmental contamination in lichens in Gokceada Island in the Northern Aegean Sea in Turkey. We used two different lichen species Cladonia foliacea and Ramalina pollinaria. In the first part of the investigation, the beta activities of lichens have been measured by using a TENNELEC LB 1000-PW detector.