Approaching population thresholds in presence of uncertainty: Assessing displacement of seabirds from offshore wind farms.

Busch, M. and Garthe, Stefan (2016) Approaching population thresholds in presence of uncertainty: Assessing displacement of seabirds from offshore wind farms. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 56 . pp. 31-42. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2015.08.007.

Full text not available from this repository.

Supplementary data:

Abstract

Assessment of the displacement impacts of offshore wind farms on seabirds is impeded by a lack of evidence regarding species-specific reactions to developed sites and the potential ecological consequences faced by displaced individuals. In this study, we present a method that makes best use of the currently limited understanding of displacement impacts. The combination of a matrix table displaying the full range of potential displacement and mortality levels together with seasonal potential biological removal (PBR) assessments provides a tool that increases confidence in the conclusions of impact assessments. If unrealistic displacement levels arid/or mortality rates are required to equal or approach seasonal PBRs, this gives an indication of the likeliness of adverse impacts on the assessed population. This approach is demonstrated by assessing the displacement impacts of an offshore wind farm cluster in the German North Sea on the local common guillemot (Uric aalge) population. (c) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 0 Busch, Malte Garthe, Stefan
Keywords: Displacement, Assessment, Offshore wind, Ecological consequence, Matrix, Common guillemot
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2015.08.007
ISSN: 0195-9255
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 11:41
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 12:47
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/36027

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item