A Conceptual Model to Determine Vulnerability of Wildlife Populations to Offshore Wind Energy Development

Journal Article

Title: A Conceptual Model to Determine Vulnerability of Wildlife Populations to Offshore Wind Energy Development
Publication Date:
April 01, 2016
Journal: Human–Wildlife Interactions
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Pages: 53-61
Publisher: The Berryman Institute

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Citation

Goodale, M.; Stenhouse, J. (2016). A Conceptual Model to Determine Vulnerability of Wildlife Populations to Offshore Wind Energy Development. Human–Wildlife Interactions, 10(1), 53-61.
Abstract: 

As offshore wind energy development is planned in the United States, there is an increasing need for pre- and post-construction monitoring plans to be focused on species determined to be most vulnerable to hazards of a specific project. We propose a conceptual model that incorporates biological and sociological parameters. Specifically, we suggest that demographic, ethological/biological, and population sensitivity be considered with legal protection, economic importance, and/or stakeholder interest. We recommend that vulnerability determinations include qualitative and quantitative methods.

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