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Task Group 99
Reference Animals and Plants (RAPs) Monographs

A 2-step work programme is proposed to gather and update basic data and guidance for the best use and practices of RAPs in support of the application of the system of radiological protection of the environment in planned, emergency and existing exposure situations. 

Step 1 will consist in implementing a scoping analysis to evaluate the completeness of RAPs-specific and associated data with regard to transfer, dosimetry and effects. On the basis of various inference approaches, it will be outlined to which extent any RAP is representative of a group of species, e.g., at the taxonomic class- and wildlife group- level. Finally, a user-friendly structure of all the needed information will be decided and populated in a series of monographs during step 2.

The present work will be based on ICRP Publication 108, 114, 124, and reports from TG74 and TG82. It will deliver “companion” publications such as a set of monographs, to be published in the Annals of the ICRP. Monographs (likely ca. 100 pages each) could be elaborated at the wildlife group level, namely plants, invertebrates and vertebrates, where RAP-related knowledge will be highlighted and organized through the three main components of risk assessment: transfers and dosimetry, effects and risk characterization. 


Jacqueline Garnier-Laplace 
Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety - IRSN, France

Business Address
Cadarache Bat 159 BP 1
13115 Saint Paul lez Durance Cedex


Prof Jordi Vives i Batlle 

Telephone and E-mail (Main email)
Kathryn A Higley 
Oregon State University, USA
Curriculum Vitae

Business Address
School of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Oregon State University
CORVALLIS, OR 97331-5902
Carl-Magnus Larsson 
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), Australia
Curriculum Vitae
Dr Almudena Real 
Curriculum Vitae

Business Address
Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment. CIEMAT
Av. Complutense No. 40 (Ed. 03)
Dr Per Strand 
Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Norway

Corresponding Members

Frederic Alonzo 
French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), France
Karine Beaugelin-Seiller 
French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), France

Business Address
Environment and Emergency Operation Division
Center of Cadarache
Building 159, BP3
13115 St Paul les Durance
Dr Nick Beresford 
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK
Dr Justin Brown 
Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Norway
Claire Della Vedova 
French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), France
Dr Tamara Yankovich 
IAEA, Austria