Chernobyl – Dr. Timothy Mousseau heads research into
plant, insect, bird and small mammal mutations
This Week’s SPECIAL Featured Interview:
- Dr. Timothy Mousseau is an evolutionary biologist best known for his research on-the-ground studying the effects of radiation on animals and plant life around Chernobyl and Fukushima. He has been a faculty member of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina since 1991 and began his exploration of the ecological, genetic, and evolutionary consequences of low-dose radiation in populations of plants, animals, and people inhabiting the Chernobyl region of Ukraine and Belarus in 1999. He initiated a similar research program in Fukushima, Japan, only four months after that nuclear accident began.
TAKE ACTION! Links to Timothy Mousseau’s work:
- To donate to Dr. Mousseau’s Dogs of Chernobyl research initiative, CLICK HERE.
- To access National Geographic video, Chernobyl Mutants, CLICK HERE
Dr. Mousseau in silhouette at Chernobyl from National Geographic series One Strange Rock
- Reanalysis of original surveys of bird abundance and biodiversity done independently by a group in Czech Republic headed by Frederico Morelli.
- For more information on Dr. Mousseau’s work CLICK HERE.
Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
Wow, man, look at all the pretty colors vibrating off the nuclear launch codes… Dude! It’s da bomb! (No, it really is THE BOMB!)
UPDATE: YES, I GLOW IN THE DARK! One Mile from Three Mile Island to Fukushima and Nuclear Hotseat
Book is written except for Afterword and Appendix. It’s undergoing final editing. Going out to initial readers this weekend for back cover quotes. I hope to launch it by the end of the month, and intend to have a pre-order link up within the next two weeks. — Libbe.