The 11th Wind Wildlife Research Meeting was held November 30 – December 2, 2016, in Broomfield, CO.
The biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting provides an internationally recognized forum for researchers and stakeholders to share and engage on the latest science focused on better understanding the risk of wind energy to wildlife and developing solutions to avoid, minimize, and offset impacts. The meeting also brings together thought leaders to discuss priority topics and themes in the wind-wildlife arena.
- Access a folder containing the program overview, abstracts, and presenter bios here.
- Access a folder containing the presentations for Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI here.
- Access a folder containing the posters for Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI here.
- Access a the draft agenda for the International Exchange on Wind Energy and Wildlife here.
These capture and summarize the work of 37 presentations on research findings offering progress to wind-wildlife stakeholders and solutions that balance both wind energy development and wildlife conservation. Many sessions focused on eagles, with presentations on range and migration, topographic siting, monitoring protocols, and advanced tools for detection and deterrence. Extensive new studies on bats included refined turbine curtailment strategies, methods for estimating fatality, offshore behavior, and population level impacts for specific species. The research summarized in these proceedings shows a continued trend toward technological innovation as key to addressing wildlife impacts of wind development.