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Conference Material


List of Participants

Conference programme (final version)

Book of Abstracts 

• Presentation guidelines

o Oral presentations
o Posters
o Keynote speakers

o Session Chairing




Keynote speakers

Edward Arnertt, The State of the Science on Wind Energy and Environmental Impacts

Teresa Simas, Offshore wind: current challenges for sustainable development

Manuela Huso, Wind Wildlife Fatality: How we know what we know and how we might mislead ourselves

Roel May, Mitigating impacts of wind energy facilities on wildlife

Fabien Quétier, Compensation: designing and implementing biodiversity offsets for wind energy projects

Daniel Skambracks, “Wind Energy, Wildlife Impacts and Banks” - How banques can promote sustainable Wind Energy development

Johann Köppel, A pioneer in transition: A horizon scan of emerging issues in sustainable wind energy development

Oral Presentations


Heinänen et al., Detection of seabird displacement from offshore windfarms in a highly dynamic environment - using simulations for assessing number of surveys required

Zydelis et al., Large displacement of red-throated divers by offshore wind farms revealed by telemetry and digital aerial surveys

Lye et al., Responses of marine top predators to an offshore wind farm: a cross-taxon comparison

Brandt et al., Assessing disturbance of harbour porpoises during construction of the first seven commercial offshore wind farms in Germany

Burger et al., From effects to impacts: analysing displacement of Red-throated divers from offshore wind farms in relation to their wintering home ranges



Nishibayashi et al., A comparison between mountain hawkeagle’s home range of before construction wind energy facility and during construction

Costa et al., 15 years of wolf monitoring plans at wind farm areas in Portugal: what do we know? Where should we go?

Zehtindjiev et al., No evidence for displacement of wintering Red-breasted geese (Branta ruficollis) at wind farms area in northeast Bulgaria: long term monitoring result

Eftestøl et al., Wind power plants and reindeer - a synthesis of results from six study areas in Norway

Marques et al., Wind turbines cause functional habitat loss in migratory soaring birds: results from a gps tracking study with black kites



Dirksen et al., Collision fatalities amongst birds at offshore wind farms: why real field monitoring should validate models

Campbell et al., Using detection dogs in bat and bird carcass searches in a South Africa’s wind farms context: benefits and constraints

Rosa et al., Camera-trapping as a methodology in the assessment of carcass persistence, used in bird and bat fatality estimates at wind farms

Camiña, A., The use of detection distance of fatalities for the estimation of searcher efficiency and implications for calculations of fatality rates

McDonald et al., Comparison of area correction methods for post-construction fatality monitoring studies




Thompson et al., Strategic post consent monitoring of breeding harbour seals at the Wash SAC

Warnas et al., Filling up the gaps: addressing knowledge gaps on ecological impacts of offshore wind farms in the Netherlands

McGovern et al., Displacement effects of offshore wind farms on Red-throated divers (Gavia stellata) relative to the effects of other human activities

Larsen et al., Evidence based tools to assess and mitigate population level impacts of wind farm developments - the case of the DEPONS project

Fließbach et al., Cumulative habitat loss for sensitive seabirds resulting from offshore wind energy and shipping traffic and implications for Marine Spatial Planning



Brotas et al., The Iberian wolf and wind farm environmental impact assessment in Portugal - a review

Tomé et al., Inter- and intra-specific variation in avoidance behaviour at different scales in migratory soaring birds

Moriguchi et al., Wind farm effects on migration flight of swans and foraging distribution at their stopover site

Nygård et al., Where eagles dare: understanding collision risks, behavioural patterns and population impacts of white-tailed eagles at Smøla Windfarm, Norway



Xirouchakis et al., Estimating the potential mortality of griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) due to wind energy development on the island of Crete (Greece)

Ralston-Paton et al., How birds have been affected by some of the first wind farms in South Africa

Canário et al., Vulnerability index for Western Palearctic soaring birds regarding wind farms placed on migration flyways

McCluskie et al., A circus of uncertainty: collision risk and hen harriers, Circus cyaneus

Behr et al., Accounting for regional bat phenology and turbine characteristics significantly improves models that predict bat collisions at wind turbines



Schirmacher et al., Multi-year operational minimization study in West Virginia: potential novel strategy to reducing bat fatalities at wind turbines

Santos et al., Mitigation strategies & effectiveness - the Candeeiros wind farm monitoring and mitigation program case study

Saraiva et al., Efficiency of RADAR-assisted wind turbines selective stop Programs on migratory routes in SW Portugal

Hale et al., Could the smooth surfaces of tower monopoles be a contributing factor to bat fatalities at wind turbines?

Stokke et al., Visual mitigation measures to reduce bird collisions - experimental tests at the Smøla wind-power plant, Norway




Aschwanden et al., Combining radar measurements and carcass searches: Number of bird fatalities and relation to migration intensity at a wind farm in a mountainous area

Roppe et al., Wildlife Monitoring and Reporting System using Operations and Maintenance Personnel: 5-year Assessment

Delprat, B., Red Kite collision risk objectivities, an issue for wind project acceptance

Mayrose et al., Risk assessment of wind turbines for nocturnal migrating birds - a radar study within a world-renowned bottleneck in Israel

El-Gebaly, et al., Gabel Al-Zayt wind farm post-construction monitoring for non-operational windfarm for spring survey, 2014, Gulf of Suez, Egypt



Lüdeke, J., Environmentally Sound Development of Offshore Wind Energy by Implementing a Good Practice in Impact Assessment, Mitigation and Compensation

Sansom et al., Tracks, maps and marine renewables: understanding seabird distributions at sea in relation to risk and spatial planning

Byström et al., GIS-based methods for sustainable wind power planning

Lehnert et al., Bat conservation at wind turbines: German experts discordant regarding performance of established approval and implementation planning processes

Passoni et al., Framework for strategic wind farm site prioritisation based on modelled wolf reproduction habitat in Croatia



Marques et al., Is bird fatality driven by environmental features? A spatial model for Portugal

Villegas Patraca et al., Biological monitoring of birds and bats in wind farm La Venta III in Mexico

Meninger, D., Bird surveys in wind turbine projects as a tool for studying migration routes

Delprat et al., Bat activity, and edges distance, new results for new considerations?

Hallingstad et al., A cost and scientifically effective monitoring protocol for large bird fatalities at wind energy facilities



Pruett et al., The use of low ecological risk wind energy development areas analysis to facilitate sustainable wind energy deployment

Leitão et al., Appraisal of the soaring bird sensitivity map tool for the Rift Valley/Red Sea Flyway based on local data from the Gabel El Zayt wind farm monitoring

Muñoz Arroyo et al., Can marine surveillance radars be used to adequately detect diurnal seabird movements at sea?

Wilson et al., Spatially explicit tools for the assessment of potential impacts of marine renewables on breeding seabirds

Newman et al., Keeping an eye on offshore wind and wildlife: The world’s largest digital aerial survey off the Long Island coast



Coelho et al., Experiences gained from delivery of offshore wind energy in the UK that could inform the environmental assessment of Portuguese projects

May et al., Considerations for upscaling individual effects of wind energy development towards population-level impacts on wildlife

Allinson, T., Introducing BirdLife International’s Soaring Bird Sensitivity Mapping Tool for the Mediterranean

Copping, A., Managing Wind Farms - What is the Role of Adaptive Management?

Kusak et al., Guidelines for assessment of wind farms impact on large carnivores in Croatia



Diffendorfer et al., Using population models and potential biological removal to estimate the impacts of wind energy on United States raptor populations

O’Brien et al., How to assess whether impacts from offshore wind farms cause unacceptably large declines in protected marine bird populations?

Miller et al., Quantifying the vulnerability of seabird populations to potential anthropogenic mortality

Everaert, J., Dealing with uncertainties in bird and bat population impact assessments for individually planned wind farms

Cook et al., How should we assess the population level consequences of impacts from offshore wind farms on seabirds?



Litsgård et al., Evaluation of the DTbird-system as a mitigation measure for Swedish avifauna

Lagrange et al., Thermal imaging, acoustic trajectography and carcass search

Laranjeiro et al., Life Cycle Assessment as a tool for assessing impacts of wind energy production on wildlife

Nagy, L., The Chronological Evolution of Wind and Wildlife in the United States

Nielsen, K.S., Integration of wildlife detection and deterrent systems



Wawrzyczek et al., Ecosystem approaches in ecological impact assessment: lessons learned from wind energy development on peatland in Scotland

Perrow, M., A synthesis of effects and impacts of onshore wind farms upon wildlife: from plants and invertebrates to reptiles, terrestrial mammals, bats and birds

Trinder et al., Ornithological Impact Assessment: Improving methodologies and reducing uncertainty for offshore wind farms

Thaxter et al., Bird and bat species’ vulnerability to wind farms revealed through a global trait-based assessment of collision rates

Pezy et al., Trophic webs comparison of two different habitats in the English Channel: the Courseulles-sur-Mer and the Dieppe-Le Tréport OWF case study




1. Sansom et al., The impacts of a wind farm on breeding golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria)

2. Foo et al., Wind turbines provide foraging opportunities for bats in the Southern Great Plains, U.S.

3. Traxler, A., Comparison of results of bird and bat collision experiments in different habitat types in Austria in context with European fatality results

4. Delprat, B., If I have to stop my turbines for bat conservation, how much does it cost? How can I scale the collision risk gained?

5. Mendel et al., Offshore wind farms: heaven or hell for guillemots? First result of the project HELBIRD

6. Voigt et al., Monitoring of bats in wind turbine projects: A stakeholder-based assessment of methods

7. Kikuchi et al., Additional energy costs and avoidance patterns of swans and geese associated with an onshore wind farm in Japan

8. Masden et al., Wide-scale movements of lesser black-backed gulls throughout the year and implications for cumulative impact assessments of wind farms

9. Jensen et al., Avoidance behaviour of migrating raptors approaching a Danish offshore windfarm

10. Caryl et al., Searching frequently or searching far? Precision and bias of bird fatality estimates from two contrasting carcass detection strategies

11. Davies et al., A modelling approach to identify peat depth and its use within habitat management plans

12. Hanssen et al., ConSite Wind: Consensus based siting of wind power

13. Hanssen et al., High-resolution spatial modelling of landscape geomorphometry and updraft landscapes to forecast risk-enhancing topography for bird-friendly micrositing

14. Roemer et al., Bat flight height monitored from wind masts predicts mortality risk at wind farms

15. Marx et al., G., French onshore wind farms and their direct impact on birds - Review of bird mortality surveys conducted between 1997 and 2015 in France

16. Muñoz Arroyo et al., Bats and wind energy in Southern Spain: temporal patterns and potential consequences for wind power facilities management

17. Reers et al., Bat activity at nacelle height over forests and open landscape

18. Thomsen et al., Mortality and displacement of birds at small wind turbines

19. Kaymaz et al., Measuring the impacts of offshore wind developments in the North Sea region on cetacean species: Developing SDG14 indicators for transparent monitoring

20. Fric et al., Demonstration of good practices to minimize impacts of wind farms on biodiversity in Greece

21. Zaugg et al., Integrated analytical solution for long-term quantitative monitoring of bird movements by radar

22. Roppe et al., Wildlife Monitoring and Reporting System using Operations and Maintenance Personnel: 5-year Assessment

23. Loughery et al., Avian Power Line Interaction Committee: A Partnership Working for Avian Resources

24. Weber et al., Lost in bias? Multi-faceted discourses framing the communication of wind and wildlife research results – the PROGRESS case

25. Marques et al., Bird behavioural response to the surrounding environment: A specific approach to wind farm location and placement

26. Marques et al., Fatality estimation using the Bayesian approach: Prediction of fatalities and adjustment of monitoring programmes

27. Santos et al., Local stakeholders’ involvement on offset/compensation projects: What is their role and how they matter for sustainability?

28. Niemi et al., Automatic Bird Identification and Strike Assessment System for Offshore Wind Farms

29. Sinclair et al., K., Expansion of WREN – An International Collaborative Under International Energy Agency Wind

30. Merz et al., The SKARV System - Preventing bird strikes through active control of wind turbines

31. Shewring et al., Evidence of nightjar disturbance distances during construction works at an upland wind farm site

32. Verlinden et al., Monitoring nocturnal bird migration on a regional scale using operational weather radars

33. Sabolić et al., Wind farms in Croatia - An overview of impacts, procedures and issues

34. Bai et al., Mapping and modelling seabird distribution in the Taiwan Strait to support spatial planning of offshore wind farms

35. Passos et al., Invasive plant control - Challenges and opportunities

36. Mascarenhas et al., Wind farms aren’t the same concept to all of us? So what are they?

37. Pescador et al., Effectiveness of mitigation measures to avoid fatalities in the populations of lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni) at wind farms in Central-East Spain

38. Tidhar et al., How to reduce uncertainty using a questions based approach for universal wind energy assessment

39. Largey et al., “Birds in space” - A review of methods to assess the use of the airspace by birds: Implications for evaluating the impacts of wind energy generation

40. Antón García et al., Study of the effect of the design and implementation of the Dos Pueblos Wind Farm on the habitat and populations of Dupont’s lark

41. Vanermen et al., Why are large gulls attracted to offshore wind farms?

42. Plonczkier, P., Key considerations for using modern radar systems for bird studies of wind energy projects

43. Cox et al., Potential effects of North Sea wind regimes on Nathusius pipistrelle migration strategies to the UK and implications for offshore wind energy

44. May et al., Do birds in flight respond to (ultra)violet lighting? A pilot study

45. Sæther et al., Minimizing the trade-off between energy production and avian collision risk: A spatio-temporal model for optimal operational shutdown of wind turbines

46. Müller et al., When you see nothing at all – Displacement of seabirds caused by offshore wind farms?

47. Rodrigues et al., Bat nightly and seasonal activity patterns at height: A cross country comparison and insights into conservation

48. Rankin et al., Practical techniques for restoring blanket bog on previously afforested land to mitigate habitat impacts from windfarm development in upland Scotland

49. Drechsel et al., Noise mitigation systems: Successes and lessons learnt during construction of wikinger offshore wind farm 2016

50. Mesquita et al., Adding value to wind farm projects by integrating ecosystem services in the environmental impact assessment process

51. Mesquita et al., Call for action: Adaptive management in practice

52. Pettersson et al., Bat activity at nacelle level and its implications for mitigation

53. Clough et al., Assessing avian avoidance rates and collision risk at offshore wind farms from aerial digital images

54. Ura et al., Case examples of barrier effects of wind farms on birds in Japan

55. Ura et al., Species and wind farm sensitivity index for seabirds and landbirds in Hokkaido

56. Brust et al., Individual passerine flight decisions at the German North Sea coast

57. Kitamura et al., Habitat displacement of small land birds at wind farms in Japan

58. Yabuhara et al., Predicting regional distribution of white tailed eagle in winter to inform wind farm placement in Hokkaido, Northern Japan

59. Colman et al., Effects of the Lista wind power plant on roadside revegetation and the space use of moose, red deer and roe deer


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