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Selection of recent studies on birds and bats and wind turbines 

Author:  | Wildlife

Watson, J. W., Duff, A. A. and Davies, R. W. (2014), Home range and resource selection by GPS-monitored adult golden eagles in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion: Implications for wind power development. Journal of Wildlife Management, 78(6): 1012–1021. doi:10.1002/jwmg.745 [download PDF]

Katzner, T. E., Brandes, D., Miller, T., Lanzone, M., Maisonneuve, C., Tremblay, J. A., Mulvihill, R. and Merovich, G. T. (2012), Topography drives migratory flight altitude of golden eagles: implications for on-shore wind energy development. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49(5): 1178–1186. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02185.x [download PDF]

Kolar, P. S. and Bechard, M. J. (2016), Wind energy, nest success, and post-fledging survival of Buteo hawks. Journal of Wildlife Management, 80(7): 1242–1255. doi:10.1002/jwmg.21125 [download PDF]

Shaffer, J. A. and Buhl, D. A. (2016), Effects of wind-energy facilities on breeding grassland bird distributions. Conservation Biology, 30(1): 59–71. doi:10.1111/cobi.12569 [download PDF]

Graff, B. J., Jenks, J. A., Stafford, J. D., Jensen, K. C. and Grovenburg, T. W. (2016), Assessing spring direct mortality to avifauna from wind energy facilities in the Dakotas. Journal of Wildlife Management, 80(4): 736–745. doi:10.1002/jwmg.1051 [download PDF]

Pylant, C. L., Nelson, D. M., Fitzpatrick, M. C., Gates, J. E. and Keller, S. R. (2016), Geographic origins and population genetics of bats killed at wind-energy facilities. Ecological Applications, 26(5): 1381–1395. doi:10.1890/15-0541 [download PDF]

Voigt, C. C., Lindecke, O., Schönborn, S., Kramer-Schadt, S. and Lehmann, D. (2016), Habitat use of migratory bats killed during autumn at wind turbines. Ecological Applications, 26(3): 771–783. doi:10.1890/15-0671 [download PDF]

Zimmerling, J. R. and Francis, C. M. (2016), Bat mortality due to wind turbines in Canada. Journal of Wildlife Management. doi:10.1002/jwmg.21128 [download PDF]

Baerwald, E. F., W. P. Patterson, and R. M. R. Barclay (2014), Origins and migratory patterns of bats killed by wind turbines in southern Alberta: evidence from stable isotopes. Ecosphere 5(9): 1–17. doi:10.1890/ES13-00380.1 [download PDF]

Kunz, T. H., Arnett, E. B., Erickson, W. P., Hoar, A. R., Johnson, G. D., Larkin, R. P., Strickland, M. D., Thresher, R. W. and Tuttle, M. D. (2007), Ecological impacts of wind energy development on bats: questions, research needs, and hypotheses. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 5(6): 315–324. doi:10.1890/1540-9295(2007)5[315:EIOWED]2.0.CO;2 [download PDF]

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