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Wind and Wildlife

Proceedings from the Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts, October 2012, Melbourne, Australia

  • Cindy Hull
  • Emma Bennett
  • Elizabeth Stark
  • Ian Smales
  • Jenny Lau
  • Mark Venosta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Investigations and Assessments of New Wind Farms

  3. Monitoring, Mitigation and Offsets

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 145-151

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book gathers papers presented and discussions held at the Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts in Melbourne, Australia on 9th October 2012. The purpose of the conference was to bring together researchers, industry, consultants, regulators and Non-Government Organizations to share the results of studies into wind farm and wildlife investigations in Australia and New Zealand. The aim was to further networking and communication between these groups. The conference discussed key issues and areas for future investigation, with the intention of developing consistencies in research and management. Like the Conference, the book showcases current research and management in the field of wind farms and wildlife in Australia and New Zealand; establishes consistencies in research and management; and highlights areas in need of further examination. The papers in these Proceedings are presented in two session topics. The first covers “Investigations and assessment of new wind farms” and the second, “Monitoring, mitigation and offsets.”

The Proceedings then summarize the panel discussions held at the end of the conference. The themes include improving pre- and post-construction survey design; identifying key knowledge gaps and research priorities; uncertainties and errors in data sets and analysis; creating opportunities to share knowledge; and assessing cumulative impacts across multiple sites.

Keywords

Australia bird collisions environmental management wildlife impacts wind farms

Editors and affiliations

  • Cindy Hull
    • 1
  • Emma Bennett
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Stark
    • 3
  • Ian Smales
    • 4
  • Jenny Lau
    • 5
  • Mark Venosta
    • 6
  1. 1.Woolnorth Wind Farm HoldingLauncestonAustralia
  2. 2.Elmoby EcologyCreswickAustralia
  3. 3.Symbolix Pty LtdWilliamstown NorthAustralia
  4. 4.Biosis Pty LtdPort MelbourneAustralia
  5. 5.BirdLife AustraliaCarltonAustralia
  6. 6.Biosis Pty LtdPort MelbourneAustralia

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