publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

The effects of radar on avian behavior: Implications for wildlife management at airports

Sheridan, Eleanor; Randolet, Jacquelyn; DeVault, Travis Lee; Seamans, Thomas Walter; Blackwell, Bradley Fields; Fernández-Juricic, Esteban;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 2015 Journal: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, volume 171, pages 241-252 (issn: 0168-1591, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Abstract Airports often contain foraging, breeding, and roosting resources for wildlife. Airports also have different types of radars to assist with air traffic control, monitoring weather, and tracking wildlife that could become a risk for collision with aircraft. The effect of radar electromagnetic radiation on wildlife behavior is not well understood. The goal of this study was to determine whether bird behavior is affected by radar in two contexts: stationary radar (e.g., surveillance radar) and approaching radar (e.g., aircraft weather radar). We used brown-headed cowbirds ( Molothrus ater ) as a model species as they are common at airports. We hypothesized...
Subjects
free text keywords: Air traffic control, Weather radar, law.invention, law, Foraging, Meteorology, Wildlife management, Secondary surveillance radar, Psychology, Aviation, business.industry, business, Radar, Social psychology, Wildlife, Agriculture, Biology, Natural Resources and Conservation, Social and Behavioral Sciences
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

The effects of radar on avian behavior: Implications for wildlife management at airports

Sheridan, Eleanor; Randolet, Jacquelyn; DeVault, Travis Lee; Seamans, Thomas Walter; Blackwell, Bradley Fields; Fernández-Juricic, Esteban;