Introduction of New Offshore Wind Farm Structures: Effects on Fish Ecology

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The table below contains the relevant literature to this summary.

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EXPRESS: Expanding Pacific Research and Exploration of Submerged Systems Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Website Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Fish, Invertebrates, Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Comparison of Environmental Effects from Different Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations (2021 Revision) Horwath, S., Hassrick, J., Grismala, R., Diller, E., Krebs, J., Manhard, R. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind, Floating Offshore Wind Attraction, Avoidance, Changes in Flow, Collision, Habitat Change, Noise Birds, Fish, Invertebrates, Marine Mammals, Reptiles
Benthos Workgroup Report for the State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy 2020: Cumulative Impacts Degraer, S., Hutchison, Z., LoBue, C., Williams, K., Gulka, J., Jenkins, E. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Physical Environment
2021 Northeast Spring Bottom Trawl Survey Completed NOAA Fisheries Website Fish, Human Dimensions, Fisheries
Potential environmental effects of deepwater floating offshore wind energy facilities Farr, H., Ruttenberg, B., Walter, R., Wang, Y-H., White, C. Journal Article Wind Energy, Floating Offshore Wind Changes in Flow, Chemicals, Collision, EMF, Entanglement, Habitat Change, Noise Bats, Birds, Physical Environment, Fish, Invertebrates, Marine Mammals
Hydrodynamic Modeling, Particle Tracking and Agent-Based Modeling of Larvae in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Bight Johnson, T., van Berkel, J., Mortensen, L., Bell, M., Tiong, I., Hernandez, B., Snyder, D., Thomsen, F., Petersen, O. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Fish, Invertebrates, Human Dimensions, Environmental Justice, Fisheries, Marine Spatial Planning
ROSA Offshore Wind Project Monitoring Framework and Guidelines ROSA Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Human Dimensions, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fisheries, Marine Spatial Planning
What is an artificial reef? National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Website Habitat Change
Setting the Context for Offshore Wind Development Effects on Fish and Fisheries Gill, A., Degraer, S., Lipsky, A., Mavraki, N., Methratta, E., Brabant, R. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Changes in Flow, EMF, Habitat Change, Noise Human Dimensions, Fisheries, Stakeholder Engagement
Effects of the Block Island Wind Farm on Coastal Resources: Lessons Learned Carey, D., Wilber, D., Read, L., Guarinello, M., Griffin, M., Sabo, S. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Physical Environment, Fish, Demersal Fish, Invertebrates, Human Dimensions, Fisheries, Recreation & Tourism, Stakeholder Engagement
Offshore Wind Farm Artificial Reefs Affect Ecosystem Structure and Functioning: A Synthesis Degraer, S., Carey, D., Coolen, J., Hutchison, Z., Kerckhof, F., Rumes, B., Vanaverbeke, J. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Ecosystem Processes, Fish, Invertebrates
Offshore Wind Energy and Benthic Habitat Changes: Lessons from Block Island Wind Farm Hutchison, Z., Bartley, M., Degraer, S., English, P., Khan, A., Livermore, J., Rumes, B., King, J. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Physical Environment, Fish, Invertebrates
Ecological implications of removing a concrete gas platform in the North Sea Coolen, J., Bittner, O., Driessen, F., Dongen, U., Siahaya, M., Groot, W., Mavraki, N., Bolam, S., van der Weide, B. Journal Article Habitat Change Fish, Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Benthic and Epifaunal Monitoring During Wind Turbine Installation and Operation at the Block Island Wind Farm, Rhode Island – Project Report Hutchison, Z., Bartley, M., English, P., King, J., Grace, S., Kresning, B., Baxter, C., Ampela, K., Deakos, M., Khan, A. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Physical Environment, Fish, Invertebrates, Marine Mammals, Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Multi-modal Approach for Benthic Impact Assessments in Moraine Habitats: a Case Study at the Block Island Wind Farm Guarinello, M., Carey, D. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Physical Environment
Comparison of Environmental Effects from Different Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations Horwath, S., Hassrick, J., Grismala, R., Diller, E. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind, Floating Offshore Wind Attraction, Avoidance, Changes in Flow, Habitat Change, Noise Birds, Seabirds, Physical Environment, Sediment Transport, Water Quality, Fish, Invertebrates, Marine Mammals, Reptiles
Information Guidelines for a Renewable Energy Construction and Operations Plan (COP) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Guidance Marine Energy, Wind Energy Human Dimensions, Legal & Policy
Assessing Potential Impacts of Offshore Wind Facilities on Regional Sea Scallop Laval and Early Juvenile Transports Chen, C., Zhao, L., He, P., Beardsley, R., Stokesbury, K. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Fish, Invertebrates, Human Dimensions, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fisheries, Marine Spatial Planning
Functional differences in trophic structure of offshore wind farm communities: A stable isotope study Mavraki, N., Degraer, S., Moens, T., Vanaverbeke, J. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Ecosystem Processes, Fish, Invertebrates
Benthic effects of offshore renewables: identification of knowledge gaps and urgently needed research Dannheim, J., Bergström, L., Birchenough, S., Brzana, R., Boon, A., Coolen, J., Dauvin, J., De Mesel, I., Derweduwen, J., Gill, A., Hutchison, Z., Jackson, A., Janas, U., Martin, G., Raoux, A., Reubens, L., Rostin, L., Vanaverbeke, J., Wilding, T., Wilhelmsson, D., Degraer, S. Journal Article Marine Energy, Wind Energy Invertebrates
Nature-Inclusive Design: A Catalogue for Offshore Wind Infrastructure Hermans, A., Bos, O., Prusina, I. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Attraction, Habitat Change Fish, Invertebrates, Human Dimensions, Fisheries, Marine Spatial Planning
Scientists Collecting Data on Commercial Fish Species in Wind Energy Lease Areas NOAA Fisheries Website Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Fish, Human Dimensions, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fisheries, Marine Spatial Planning
Monitoring fisheries resources at offshore wind farms: BACI vs. BAG designs Methratta, E. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Human Dimensions, Fisheries
Trawls National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Website Habitat Change Fish, Invertebrates, Human Dimensions, Environmental Impact Assessment
Memoirs on the Marine Environment - Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind Farms in the Belgian Part of the North Sea: Empirical Evidence Inspiring Priority Monitoring, Research and Management Degraer, S., Brabant, R., Rumes, B., Vigin, L., Braeckman, U., Bruns, E., Buyse, J., Courtens, W., De Backer, A., Hostens, K., Lefaible, N., Mavraki, N., Moens, T., Norro, A., Stienen, E., Vanaverbeke, J., Van de walle, M., Vanermen, N., Verstraete, H. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change, Noise Human Dimensions, Environmental Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment
PHAROS4MPAs: A Review of Solutions to Avoid and Mitigate Environmental Impacts of Offshore Windfarms Defingou, M., Bils, F., Horchler, B., Liesenjohann, T., Nehls, G. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind, Floating Offshore Wind Collision, EMF, Habitat Change, Lighting, Noise Birds, Fish, Marine Mammals, Human Dimensions, Fisheries, Marine Spatial Planning
Guidelines for Providing Benthic Habitat Survey Information for Renewable Energy Development on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Report Marine Energy, Wind Energy Habitat Change Invertebrates
Worldwide oil and gas platform decommissioning: A review of practices and reefing options Bull, A., Love, M. Journal Article Habitat Change Fish, Marine Spatial Planning
Wildlife and Wind Farms - Conflicts and Solutions, Volume 3. Offshore: Potential Effects Perrow, M. Book Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind, Floating Offshore Wind Changes in Flow, Chemicals, Collision, Displacement, EMF, Habitat Change, Noise Bats, Birds, Physical Environment, Fish, Invertebrates, Marine Mammals
Upscaling positive effects of scour protection in offshore wind farms Coolen, J., Lengkeek, W., van der Have, T., Bittner, O. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Fish, Demersal Fish, Invertebrates
Offshore Wind Farms as Potential Locations for Flat Oyster (Ostrea edulis) Restoration in the Dutch North Sea Kamermans, P., Walles, B., Kraan, M., van Duren, L., Kleissen, F., van der Have, T., Smaal, A., Poelman, M. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Invertebrates, Human Dimensions, Fisheries
RECON: Reef effect structures in the North Sea, islands or connections? Summary Report Coolen, J., van der Weide, B., Cuperus, J., Luttikhuizen, P., Schutter, M., Dorenbosch, M., Driessen, F., Lengkeek, W., Blomberg, M., Van Moorsel, G., Faasse, M., Bos, O., Dias, I., Spierings, M., Glorius, S., Becking, L., Schol, T., Crooijmans, R., Boon, A., van Pelt, H., Kleissen, F., Gerla, D., Jak, R., Degraer, S., Lindeboom, H. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Attraction, Habitat Change Fish, Invertebrates, Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Habitat Mapping and Assessment of Northeast Wind Energy Areas Guida, V., Drohan, A., Welch, H., McHenry, J., Johnson, D., Kentner, V., Brink, J., Timmons, D., Pessutti, J., Fromm, S., Estela-Gomez, E. Report Fixed Offshore Wind Invertebrates, Fish, Ecosystem Processes, Demersal Fish
New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan: Fish and Fisheries Study Ecology and Environment, Inc. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change, Noise Fish, Invertebrates, Human Dimensions, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fisheries, Recreation & Tourism, Stakeholder Engagement, Visual Impacts
Functional ecology of fish: current approaches and future challenges Villéger, S., Brosse, S., Mouchet, M., Mouillot, D., Vanni, M. Journal Article Wind Energy Habitat Change Ecosystem Processes, Fish, Human Dimensions, Climate Change, Life Cycle Assessment
Assessing larval connectivity for marine spatial planning in the Adriatic Bray, L., Kassis, D., Hall-Spencer, J. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Invertebrates, Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Improving Efficiencies of National Environmental Policy Act Documentation for Offshore Wind Facilities - Case Studies Report English, P., Mason, T., Backstrom, J., Tibbles, B., Mackay, A., Smith, M., Mitchell, T. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Legal & Policy, Human Dimensions
Environmental Impacts of the Deep-Water Oil and Gas Industry: A Review to Guide Management Strategies Cordes, E., Jones, D., Schlacher, T., Amon, D., Bernardino, A., Brooke, S., Carney, R., DeLeo, D., Dunlop, K., Escobar-Briones, E., Gates, A., Génio, L., Gobin, J., Henry, L., Herrera, S., Hoyt, S., Joye, M., Kark, S., Mestre, N., Metaxas, A., Pfeifer, S., Sink, K., Sweetman, A., Witte, U. Journal Article Habitat Change Human Dimensions, Environmental Impact Assessment, Legal & Policy, Marine Spatial Planning
Ocean sprawl: challenges and opportunities for biodiversity management in a changing world Firth, L., Knights, A., Bridger, D., Evans, A., Mieszkowska, N., Moore, P., O'Connor, N., Sheehan, E., Thompson, R., Hawkins, S. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Human Dimensions
Environmental impacts of offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea: Environmental impact monitoring reloaded Degraer, S., Brabant, R., Rumes, B., Vigin, L. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind