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Marine Renewables and Birds

26 November 2012 | Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough, UK

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Registration: 0830 – 0900 h

Presentations: 0900 – 1615 h


Session 1

0900 – 1040 h
Chair: Niall Burton (BTO)

Talk 1. Introduction
Ian Davies (Marine Scotland)

Talk 2. Potential population-level consequences of marine renewables
Bob Furness (MacArthur Green)

Talk 3. Wind farm displacement studies from Nysted, Denmark
Monique Mackenzie (Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM), University of St Andrews) & Ib Krag Petersen (NERI, Denmark)

Talk 4. Displacement effects modelling for central place foraging auks: the Forth/Tay case study
Claire McDonald, Kate Searle, Maria Bogdanova, Sarah Wanless & Francis Daunt (CEH)

Talk 5. Wet renewable habitat association studies
Helen Wade (University of the Highlands and Islands)


Session 2

1110 – 1310 h
Chair: Bob Furness (MacArthur Green)

Talk 6. Are auks the ideal birds to study offshore wind farm impact on seabirds?
Mardik Leopold (IMARES-Texel, Netherlands)

Talk 7. Studies of avoidance at the Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm
Karen Krijgsveld & Sjoerd Dirksen (Bureau Waardenburg, Netherlands)

Talk 8. Seabirds and marine renewables: are we asking the right questions about indirect effects?
Beth Scott (University of Aberdeen)

Talk 9. Short-term and long-term effects of an offshore wind farm on three species of sandeel and their sand habitat
Mikael van Deurs (Danish Technical University)

Poster session


1310 – 1410 h – LUNCH


Session 3

1410 – 1600 h
Chair: Steve Votier (University of Plymouth)

Talk 10. Connectivity between seabird features of protected sites and offshore wind farms. 1. Overview from the FAME project
Ellie Owen (RSPB)

Talk 11. Connectivity between seabird features of protected sites and offshore wind farms. 2. Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Great Skuas, through the breeding, migration and non-breeding seasons
Chris Thaxter (BTO), Viola Ross-Smith (BTO), Niall Burton (BTO), Helen Wade (University of the Highlands and Islands) & Elizabeth Masden (University of the Highlands and Islands)

Talk 12. Assessing impacts of Gannet collisions at offshore wind farms using population viability analysis
Mark Trinder (MacArthur Green), Gareth Bradbury (WWT) & Bob Furness (MacArthur Green)

Talk 13. North Norfolk coast Sandwich Tern population viability analysis study
Aulay Mackenzie (University of Essex) & Martin Perrow (ECON Ecological Consulting)

Discussion Session lead by Francis Daunt (CEH)


1600 h – TEA & DEPARTURE


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