English   español  
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/64797
Share/Impact:
Statistics
logo share SHARE logo core CORE   Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE

Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL
Exportar a otros formatos:

Title

The effects of a wind farm on birds in a migration point: the Strait of Gibraltar.

AuthorsLucas, Manuela de ; Janss, Guyonne, F.E.; Ferrer, Miguel
Issue Date2004
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
CitationBiodiversity and Conservation 13: 395- 407 (2004)
AbstractThe interaction between birds and wind turbines is an important factor to consider when a wind farm is constructed. A wind farm and two control areas were studied in Tarifa (Andalusia Province, southern Spain, 30STF590000–30STE610950).Variables were studied along linear transects in each area and observations of flight were also recorded from fixed points in the wind farm. The main purpose of our research was to determine the impact and the degree of flight behavioural change in birds flights resulting from a wind farm. Soaring birds can detect the presence of the turbines because they change their flight direction when they fly near the turbines and their abundance did not seem to be affected. This is also supported by the low amount of dead birds we found in the whole study period in the wind farm area. More studies will be necessary after and before the construction of wind farms to assess changes in passerine populations. Windfarms do not appear to be more detrimental to birds than other man-made structures.
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/64797
DOI10.1023/B:BIOC.0000006507.22024.93
Identifiersdoi: 10.1023/B:BIOC.0000006507.22024.93
issn: 0960-3115
Appears in Collections:(EBD) Artículos
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
guyonne.pdf110,48 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open
Show full item record
Review this work
 

Related articles:


WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.