Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Data description paper
23 Feb 2023
Data description paper |  | 23 Feb 2023

Mammals in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone's Red Forest: a motion-activated camera trap study

Nicholas A. Beresford, Sergii Gashchak, Michael D. Wood, and Catherine L. Barnett


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2022-332', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2022-332', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Nov 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on essd-2022-332', Nick Beresford, 16 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Nick Beresford on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Jan 2023) by David Carlson
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Jan 2023)
ED: Publish as is (24 Jan 2023) by David Carlson
AR by Nick Beresford on behalf of the Authors (02 Feb 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Camera traps were established in a highly contaminated area of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) to capture images of mammals. Over 1 year, 14 mammal species were recorded. The number of species observed did not vary with estimated radiation exposure. The data will be of value from the perspectives of effects of radiation on wildlife and also rewilding in this large, abandoned area. They may also have value in future studies investigating impacts of recent Russian military action in the CEZ.
Final-revised paper