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Weak relationship between risk assessment studies and recorded mortality in wind farms.

Published online: 15 Feb 2012

Authors: Ferrer, M. & Lucas, M. de & Janss, G. F. E. & Casado, E. & Muñoz, A. R. & Bechard, M. J. & Calabuig, C. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Wind farms generate little or no pollution. However, one of their main adverse impacts is bird mortality through collisions with turbine rotors. Envir...

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Greater impacts of wind farms on bird populations during construction than subsequent operation: results of a multi-site and multi-species analysis.

Published online: 18 Apr 2012

Authors: Pearce-Higgins, J. W. & Stephen, L. & Douse, A. & Langston, R. H. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

There has been a rapid increase in the development of renewable energy because of the need to combat climate change. One of the most widely used techn...

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Collision fatality of raptors in wind farms does not depend on raptor abundance.

Published online: 10 Dec 2008

Authors: Lucas, M. de & Janss, G. F. E. & Whitfield, D. P. & Ferrer, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The number of wind farms is increasing worldwide. Despite their purported environmental benefits, wind energy developments are not without potential a...

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The distribution of breeding birds around upland wind farms.

Published online: 06 Jan 2010

Authors: Pearce-Higgins, J. W. & Stephen, L. & Langston, R. H. W. & Bainbridge, I. P. & Bullman, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

There is an urgent need for climate change mitigation, of which the promotion of renewable energy, such as from wind farms, is an important component....

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Factors affecting carcass detection at wind farms using dogs and human searchers.

Published online: 28 Nov 2020

Authors: Domínguez del Valle, J. & Cervantes Peralta, F. & Jaquero Arjona, M. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The use of detection dogs to effectively monitor bird and bat fatalities at wind farms is becoming increasingly popular. All studies to date agree tha...

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Avian vulnerability to wind farm collision through the year: insights from lesser black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus) tracked from multiple breeding colonies.

Published online: 24 Jul 2020

Authors: Thaxter, C. B. & Ross-Smith, V. H. & Bouten, W. & Clark, N. A. & Conway, G. J. & Masden, E. A. & Clewley, G. D. & Barber, L. J. & Burton, N. H. K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

1. Wind energy generation has become an important means to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and mitigate against human-induced climate change, but coul...

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Effects of wind farms and food scarcity on a large scavenging bird species following an epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

Published online: 15 Feb 2012

Authors: Martínez-Abraín, A. & Tavecchia, G. & Regan, H. M. & Jiménez, J. & Surroca, M. & Oro, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Wind farms are emerging as a major cause of mortality of large scavenging bird species, which may be catastrophic when they operate in concert with ot...

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A predictive model for improving placement of wind turbines to minimise collision risk potential for a large soaring raptor.

Published online: 14 Aug 2021

Authors: Murgatroyd, M. & Bouten, W. & Amar, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

With the rapid growth of wind energy developments world-wide, it is critical that the negative impacts on wildlife are considered and mitigated. This ...

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Temporal and spatial dynamics of long-distance Conyza canadensis seed dispersal.

Published online: 07 Feb 2007

Authors: Dauer, J. T. & Mortensen, D. A. & Vangessel, M. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Glyphosate-resistant Conyza canadensis populations now infest more than 44 000 ha of arable land in eastern USA, only 5 years after the first resistan...

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Upland land use predicts population decline in a globally near-threatened wader.

Published online: 05 Feb 2014

Authors: Douglas, D. J. T. & Bellamy, P. E. & Stephen, L. S. & Pearce-Higgins, J. W. & Wilson, J. D. & Grant, M. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Changes in large-scale land use may fragment and degrade habitats, affecting animal species adapted to these habitats. In the UK uplands for example, ...

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