Advanced

Impacts of wind energy development on bats : A global perspective

Arnett, Edward B.; Baerwald, Erin F.; Mathews, Fiona; Rodrigues, Luisa; Rodríguez-Durán, Armando; Rydell, Jens LU ; Villegas-Patraca, Rafael and Voigt, Christian C. (2015) In Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World p.295-323
Abstract

Wind energy continues to be one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources under development, and while representing a clean energy source, it is not environmentally neutral. Large numbers of bats are being killed at utility-scale wind energy facilities worldwide, raising concern about cumulative impacts of wind energy development on bat populations. We discuss our current state of knowledge on patterns of bat fatalities at wind facilities, estimates of fatalities, mitigation efforts, and policy and conservation implications. Given the magnitude and extent of fatalities of bats worldwide, the conservation implications of understanding and mitigating bat fatalities at wind energy facilities are critically important and should be... (More)

Wind energy continues to be one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources under development, and while representing a clean energy source, it is not environmentally neutral. Large numbers of bats are being killed at utility-scale wind energy facilities worldwide, raising concern about cumulative impacts of wind energy development on bat populations. We discuss our current state of knowledge on patterns of bat fatalities at wind facilities, estimates of fatalities, mitigation efforts, and policy and conservation implications. Given the magnitude and extent of fatalities of bats worldwide, the conservation implications of understanding and mitigating bat fatalities at wind energy facilities are critically important and should be proactive and based on science rather than being reactive and arbitrary.

(Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding
publication status
published
subject
in
Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World
pages
29 pages
publisher
Springer International Publishing
external identifiers
  • Scopus:84960362457
ISBN
9783319252186
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25220-9_11
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
3121351d-2409-4a00-9bec-bb7259918f10
date added to LUP
2016-09-26 07:27:35
date last changed
2016-10-13 05:14:20
@misc{3121351d-2409-4a00-9bec-bb7259918f10,
  abstract     = {<p>Wind energy continues to be one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources under development, and while representing a clean energy source, it is not environmentally neutral. Large numbers of bats are being killed at utility-scale wind energy facilities worldwide, raising concern about cumulative impacts of wind energy development on bat populations. We discuss our current state of knowledge on patterns of bat fatalities at wind facilities, estimates of fatalities, mitigation efforts, and policy and conservation implications. Given the magnitude and extent of fatalities of bats worldwide, the conservation implications of understanding and mitigating bat fatalities at wind energy facilities are critically important and should be proactive and based on science rather than being reactive and arbitrary.</p>},
  author       = {Arnett, Edward B. and Baerwald, Erin F. and Mathews, Fiona and Rodrigues, Luisa and Rodríguez-Durán, Armando and Rydell, Jens and Villegas-Patraca, Rafael and Voigt, Christian C.},
  isbn         = {9783319252186},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  pages        = {295--323},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x8031eb0)},
  series       = {Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World},
  title        = {Impacts of wind energy development on bats : A global perspective},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25220-9_11},
  year         = {2015},
}