The biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting provides an internationally recognized forum for researchers and wind-wildlife stakeholders to hear contributed papers, view research posters, and listen to panels that synthesize the most recent wind power-related wildlife research.

Read more about the 2016 Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI here.

Access a folder containing the program, abstracts, and presenter bios here.


Meeting Proceedings

View a PDF of the meeting proceedings here.

The Proceedings of the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting 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.

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.


Who Attended?

The meeting set a record for attendance, with over 400 registrants representing the wind industry, consulting sector, federal and state agencies, academia, and conservation organizations.