Using wind tunnels to predict bird mortality in wind farms: the case of griffon vultures.

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de Lucas, Manuela; Ferrer, Miguel; Janss, Guyonne F. E.;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 7,issue 11 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048092, pmc: PMC3494692
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology | Biodiversity | Veterinary Science | Animal Behavior | Behavioral Ecology | Ornithology | Ecological Environments | Medicine | Agriculture | Q | Ecology | R | Evolutionary Biology | Science | Conservation Science | Spatial and Landscape Ecology | Animal Management | Zoology | Terrestrial Ecology

BACKGROUND: Wind farms have shown a spectacular growth during the last 15 years. Avian mortality through collision with moving rotor blades is well-known as one of the main adverse impacts of wind farms. In Spain, the griffon vulture incurs the highest mortality rates i... View more
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