Testing sensitivity of metrics of seabird population response to offshore wind farm effects 2016
Offshore wind farms potentially have a number of negative effects on seabird populations. These include displacement from preferred foraging areas, the risk of collision with turbines and the wind farm acting as a barrier to migrating or commuting birds. As part of the consenting process, it is necessary to understand what impact these effects are likely to have at a population level. In the UK, the potential for a proposed offshore wind farm development to affect seabird populations has previously been assessed using demographic models, for example Population Viability Analysis (PVA) or Potential Biological Removal (PBR).
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2016·05·06
Cook, A.S.C.P. & Robinson, R.A. (2016) Testing sensitivity of metrics of seabird population response to offshore wind farm effects, JNCC Report No. 553, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
This project reviewed Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRA) undertaken for offshore wind farms currently within the planning process (at the time of writing).
Communications, JNCC publisher
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2019·08·30
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