The Proceedings from the Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts contains papers presented and summaries of discussions from the Conference held in Melbourne on 9 October 2012. The papers in the Proceedings are presented under two session topics. The first topic was “Investigations and assessment of new wind farms” and the second was “Monitoring, mitigation and offsets”. The Proceedings then summarise the panel discussions at the end of the conference. Note that some of the material presented at the conference has been or will be published elsewhere and therefore is not published in these proceedings.
Part I Investigations and Assessments of New Wind Farms
Predicting the Weather-Dependent Collision Risk for Birds at Wind Farms. Henrik Skov and Stefan Heinänen.
Wind Farms and Biodiversity: Improving Environmental Risk Assessments. I. K. G. Boothroyd and L. P. Barea.
The Use of Aerial Surveys for the Detection of the Brolga Grus rubicunda Through South- West Victoria: Key Considerations for the Wind Industry. David Wilson and Aaron Organ.
Planning for Net Biodiversity Gains: A Case Study of Hauāuru mā raki Wind Farm, New Zealand. John L. Craig , Gerry Kessels , Peter Langlands, and Stephen Daysh.
Part II Monitoring, Mitigation and Offsets
Results and Analysis of Eagle Studies from the Bluff Point and Studland Bay Wind Farms 2002–2012. Cindy Hull , Chris Sims , Elizabeth Stark, and Stuart Muir.
Observations from the Use of Dogs to Undertake Carcass Searches at Wind Facilities in Australia. Emma Bennett.
Key Learnings from Ten Years of Monitoring and Management Interventions at the Bluff Point and Studland Bay Wind Farms: Results of a Review. Chris Sims, Cindy Hull, Elizabeth Stark, and Robert Barbour.
Summary of Panel Session.
- Hull, C. et al. (Eds.). 2015. Wind and Wildlife. Proceedings from the Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts, October 2012, Melbourne, Australia. Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London.151 p [PDF]