Wind Wildlife Research Meeting


The biennial NWCC 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. Academics, researchers, conservation scientists, consultants, federal and state officials, NGO representatives, and wind industry professionals come together every other year for this unique opportunity. The meeting is organized and presented by the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI).

WWRM 2020 Virtual Meeting

The all-virtual 13th Wind Wildlife Research Meeting featured a variety of on-demand and live content presented by U.S. and international experts. Meeting proceedings are coming spring 2021.

Meeting registrants can log in to the virtual platform to view live session recordings and on-demand content.

On-Demand Content

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Over 75 on-demand presentations from U.S. and international experts on research addressing wildlife and onshore and offshore wind energy siting, development, and operations.

  • Learn about the latest findings on impacts of wind energy to wildlife, impact minimization strategies, and synthesis and context of what we know and priority research questions
  • Explore the presentations on the virtual meeting platform on your own schedule


Live Sessions (Held Dec. 1 – 4, 2020)

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  • December 1: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Land Based Wind Energy Guidelines Workshop

Co-organized by USFWS and American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), with support from AWWI and others, the workshop discussed the development and application of the Land Based Wind Energy Guidelines (WEGs) including the background of their creation, the intent of implementation of the WEGs, the tiered approach to risk assessment, and resulting conservation benefits.

  • December 2-4: Live Panels & Sessions
    • Opening Session: Celebrate 27 years of collaborative research and discuss future challenges that will require setting priorities.
    • Panels: Live discussions that bring together U.S. and international thought leaders on priority topics and themes for onshore and offshore wind energy.


WWRM Scholarship Program

In 2020, AWWI launched a scholarship program for higher-ed students with an interest in renewable energy and wildlife conservation to attend WWRM 2020. The program aimed to support students from diverse backgrounds to learn about wind-wildlife science and interact with professionals in the field.


Past Meetings

Access proceedings and materials from past Wind Wildlife Research Meetings.

Disclaimer: AWWI strives for excellence when organizing the agenda for the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting, and each abstract submission is peer reviewed. However, authors represent their own work, and inclusion of in the meeting program and proceedings does not imply endorsement of the study or results by AWWI or others affiliated with the meeting. Much of the information presented in presentations is preliminary and should not be quoted or cited without permission from the authors.