Dr Che Doering leads the ERISS Radiation team. He has a background in radioecology and radiation protection. The focus of his research has been on uranium mining in the Alligator Rivers Region. His recent research includes assessing potential radiation exposures to the public and the environment from the planned rehabilitation of the Ranger uranium mine. Che has a longstanding involvement in scientific programmes coordinated by the International Atomic Energy Agency aimed at developing and enhancing world best practice methods for radiation exposure assessments. He was also involved in the development and drafting of the national Guide for Radiation Protection of the Environment.
Areas of expertise and research interests
Radiation dose modelling; radiation protection of the environment; and radiation protection standards.
Doering C, McMaster SA & Johansen MP 2018. Modelling the dispersion of radon-222 from a landform covered by low uranium grade waste rock. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 192, 498–504.
Doering C, Medley P, Orr B & Urban D 2018. Whole organism to tissue concentration ratios derived from an Australian tropical dataset. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 189, 31–39.
Medley P, Doering C, Evans F & Bollhöfer A 2017. Natural radionuclides and stable elements in weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) from tropical northern Australia. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 178-179, 404–410.
Doering C & Bollhöfer A 2017. Water hardness determines 226Ra uptake in the tropical freshwater mussel. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 172, 96–105.
Doering C, Bollhöfer A & Medley P 2017. Estimating doses from Aboriginal bush foods post-remediation of a uranium mine. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 172, 74–80.
Doering C & Bollhöfer A 2016. A tool for calculating concentration ratios from large environmental datasets. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 165, 32–34.
Doering C & Bollhöfer A 2016. A database of radionuclide activity and metal concentrations for the Alligator Rivers Region uranium province. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 162-163, 154–159.
Doering C & Bollhöfer A 2016. A soil radiological quality guideline value for wildlife-based protection in uranium mine rehabilitation. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 151, 522–529.
Bollhöfer A & Doering C 2016. Long-term temporal variability of the radon-222 exhalation flux from a landform covered by low uranium grade waste rock. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 151, 593–600.
Stark K, Andersson P, Beresford NA, Yankovich TL, Wood MD, Johansen MP, Vives i Batlle J, Twining J, Keum DK, Bollhöfer A, Doering C, Ryan B, Grzechnik M & Vandenhove H 2015. Predicting exposure of wildlife in radionuclide contaminated wetland ecosystems: An international biota dose model inter-comparison exercise. Environmental Pollution 196, 201–213.
Bollhöfer A, Beraldo A, Pfitzner K, Esparon A & Doering C 2014. Determining a pre-mining radiological baseline from historic airborne gamma surveys: a case study. Science of the Total Environment 468–469, 764–773.
Howard BJ, Beresford NA, Copplestone D, Telleria D, Proehl G, Fesenko S, Jeffree R, Yankovich T, Brown J, Higley K, Johansen M, Mulye H, Vandenhove H, Gashchak S, Wood MD, Takata H, Andersson P, Dale P, Ryan J, Bollhöfer A, Doering C, Barnett CL & Wells C 2013. The IAEA handbook on radionuclide transfer to wildlife. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 121, 55–74.