Skip to Content

Resource hub

Developing a Habitat Loss Method for Assessing Displacement Impacts from Offshore Wind Farms 2015

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys Renewables - Wind 0963-8091 Birds Birds and the environment Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Monitoring Seabirds Surveillance and Monitoring 551

Abstract

This report investigates the validity of assumptions underlying a recently suggested approach, defined as 'Displacement as Habitat Loss', which interprets displacement impacts as a time restricted, quasi-permanent habitat loss, rather than a year-on-year effect across the entire operational lifetime of an Offshore Wind Farm. It proposes that after displacement impacts have been exerted on a population, a new, stable population equilibrium is reached at some level below the initial starting population.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015·03·01

Citation
Busch, M., Buisson, R., Barrett, Z., Davies, S. & Rehfisch, M. (2015) Developing a Habitat Loss Method for Assessing Displacement Impacts from Offshore Wind Farms, JNCC Report No. 551, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report provides an analysis of the pros and cons of the 'Displacement as Habitat Loss' approach.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·09·09

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

Back to top