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Resource Documents: Germany (68 items)
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Author: Keine Windkraft in Emmerthal
Malfunctions and accidents at wind turbines in Germany The list does not claim to be complete or correct for the system types/manufacturers. Liste erhebt keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit bzw. Richtigkeit der Anlagentypen/Hersteller. Download original document: “Unfallliste 2023-04-14” See also: list at vernunftkraft.deMore »
Author: Garthe, Stefan; et al.
[abstract] The North Sea is a key area worldwide for the installation of offshore wind farms (OWFs). We analysed data from multiple sources to quantify the effects of OWFs on seabirds from the family Gaviidae (loons) in the German North Sea. The distribution and abundance of loons changed substantially from the period before to the period after OWF construction. Densities of loons were significantly reduced at distances of up to 9–12 km from the OWF footprints. Abundance declined by 94% . . .More »
Author: Scholz, Carolin; and Voigt, Christian
[Abstract] Agricultural practice has led to landscape simplification and biodiversity decline, yet recently, energy-producing infrastructures, such as wind turbines, have been added to these simplified agroecosystems, turning them into multi-functional energy-agroecosystems. Here, we studied the trophic interactions of bats killed at wind turbines using a DNA metabarcoding approach to shed light on how turbine-related bat fatalities may possibly affect local habitats. Specifically, we identified insect DNA in the stomachs of common noctule bats (Nyctalus noctula) killed by wind turbines in . . .More »
Author: Voigt, Christian
[Abstract] Evidence is accumulating that insects are frequently killed by operating wind turbines, yet it is poorly understood if these fatalities cause population declines and changes in assemblage structures on various spatial scales. Current observations suggest that mostly hill-topping, swarming, and migrating insects interact with wind turbines. Recently, the annual loss of insect biomass at wind turbines was estimated for Germany to amount to 1,200t for the plant growth period, which equates to about 1.2 trillion killed insects per year, . . .More »