Effects of the alpha ventus offshore test site on distribution patterns, behaviour and flight heights of seabirds

Book Chapter

Title: Effects of the alpha ventus offshore test site on distribution patterns, behaviour and flight heights of seabirds
Publication Date:
January 01, 2014
Book Title: Ecological Research at the Offshore Windfarm Alpha Ventus: Challenges, Results and Perspectives
Chapter: 11
Pages: 95-110
Publisher: Springer
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Citation

Mendel, B.; Kotzerka, J.; Sommerfeld, J.; Schwemmer, H.; Sonntag, N.; Garthe, S. (2014). Effects of the alpha ventus offshore test site on distribution patterns, behaviour and flight heights of seabirds. Ecological Research at the Offshore Windfarm Alpha Ventus: Challenges, Results and Perspectives (pp. 95-110). Springer.
Abstract: 

The North Sea and its adjacent waters are an area of world-wide importance for seabirds. With regard to the establishment of offshore windfarms, it becomes necessary to investigate the possible effects of these installations. In this project, distribution patterns of seabirds were determined and detailed observations were made on the behaviour and flight heights of individual birds in and around the alpha ventus windfarm area. Data was used from the combined database on seabird abundance and distribution in order to make predictions and draw conclusions about selected seabird species in relation to alpha ventus. A recently developed digital method for aerial surveys was also tested in the course of this project.

 

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