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Webinars on the Latest Wind-Wildlife Research and Tools

The American Wind Wildlife Institute hosts regular NWCC webinars on the latest research and tools related to the interactions of wind energy, wildlife, and wildlife habitat.  To receive notifications about upcoming webinars, please sign up for the NWCC email list.

If you are interested in sharing your work on a webinar, please contact Ian Evans.

New webinars will be posted here as they are scheduled.

To view recordings from previous webinars, including the January 27 webinar on Golden Eagles: Estimating Mitigation Credits from Voluntary Lead Abatement & Reducing Vehicle Collisions, click the ‘Previous Webinars‘ tab above.

Golden Eagles: Estimating Mitigation Credits from Voluntary Lead Abatement & Reducing Vehicle Collisions

Golden Eagles: Estimating Mitigation Credits from Voluntary Lead Abatement & Reducing Vehicle Collisions

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

3:00 – 4:30 pm (Eastern)

Presented by:
Dr. Taber Allison, Director of Research and Evaluation
American Wind Wildlife Institute

Recording

Presentation

About: This webinar featured an in-depth presentation on AWWI’s Eagle Mitigation and Conservation Toolbox, which includes modeling tools that advance the science needed to facilitate wind energy development while conserving eagles. These tools can also be used to support broader eagle conservation efforts beyond wind energy.

The models highlighted during the webinar help solve a scientific and practical challenge raised by eagle conservation law: how to reliably quantify the number of eagles saved by a given technique, including voluntary lead abatement (recently published) and reducing vehicle strikes.

Developing Technologies for Bat Detection and Deterrence at Wind Facilities

Developing Technologies for Bat Detection and Deterrence at Wind Facilities

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2:00 – 3:30 pm (Eastern)

Recording

Presentations included:

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Ultrasonic Acoustic Deterrents in Reducing Bat Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities

  • Dr. Cris Hein, Wind Energy Program Director, Bat Conservation International
  • Presentation

Texturizing Wind Turbine Towers to Reduce Bat Mortality

  • Dr. Amanda Hale, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Research Program, Texas Christian University
  • Dr. Victoria Bennett, Assistant Professor, Texas Christian University
  • Presentation

Rotor-mounted, Ultrasonic Bat Impact Mitigation System

  • Erick Rickards, Engineering Manager, Frontier Wind
  • Presentation

A Biomimetic Ultrasonic Whistle for Use as a Bat Deterrent on Wind Turbines

  • Dr. Paul Sievert, Research Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Presentation

Ultrasonic Bat Deterrent Technology (Note: the recording for this presentation is unavailable)

  • Kevin Kinzie, Engineering Manager, General Electric Power & Water
  • Presentation

The research presented in this webinar is supported by a recent funding opportunity (Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities) from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tools for Sharing Information and Mapping Biodiversity

Tools For Sharing Information and Mapping Biodiversity

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

1:00 – 2:30 pm (Eastern)

Recording

Presentations included:

Overview of Avian Knowledge Network

New Tools for Balancing Wind Energy and Biodiversity Conservation in New York State

  • Cara Lee, The Nature Conservancy
  • Tim Howard and Matt Schlesinger, New York Natural Heritage Program
  • Presentation

Recent Syntheses of Research on Wind Energy, Bats, Terrestrial, and Marine Wildlife

Recent Syntheses of Research on Wind Energy, Bats, Terrestrial, and Marine Wildlife

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Assessing the state of knowledge of utility-scale wind energy development and operation on terrestrial and marine wildlife

Jeffrey E. Lovich, Research Ecologist, USGS

Impacts of wind energy development on bats: implications for conservation

Ed Arnett, Director of Center for Responsible Energy Development, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Erin Baerwald, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary

Eagle Research and Mitigation

Eagle Research and Mitigation

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dr. Taber Allison of the American Wind Wildlife Institute presented on AWWI’s work on eagles, including the recently released Eagle Research Framework and the development of a voluntary lead abatement model as an option for mitigation of eagle take.

Recording

Presentation

Recently-Released Research on Wind Energy and Grassland Birds & Ducks

Recently-Released Research on Wind Energy and Grassland Birds & Ducks

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Recording

Presentations included:

Tier 1 Decision Support Tools

The Latest in Tier 1 Decision Support Tools

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Recording

Presentations included:

  • Summary of Recent Updates to the AWWI Landscape Assessment Tools
  • Western Governors’ Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool: Mapping Fish and Wildlife Across the West
  • Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation Decision Support Tools Catalog and Community of Practice (DSTCCP)
    • Shailendra Kumar, Consultant; Co-chair, ESIP Energy and Climate Work Group, 512-626-2339, skumar33@gmail.com
    • Presentation
    • Link to Catalog
    • If you would like to set up an account to contribute to the catalog as a tool developer or user, please email Kumar to request an account.

Grassland Birds and Wind Energy

Grassland Birds and Wind Energy: Presentations from NWCC’s Wind Wildlife Research Meeting IX

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Presentations included:

  • Effects of Wind Power Development on Greater Prairie-Chickens in Kansas
    • Brett K. Sandercock, Professor of Wildlife Biology, Division of Biology at Kansas State University
    • Presentation
    • Recording
  • Avoidance of wind turbines by grassland birds

Bats and Wind Energy

Bats and Wind Energy – Synthesis Presentations from NWCC’s Wind Wildlife Research Meeting IX

Monday, January 28, 2013

Recording

Presentations included:

  • Relating Pre-Construction Bat Activity and Post-Construction Fatality To Predict Risk at Wind Energy Facilities
    • Cris Hein, Wind Energy Program Coordinator at Bat Conservation International
    • Presentation
    • Note: Results presented are preliminary; additional data will be added and final report produced.
  • Operational Mitigation of Wind Turbine Generators To Avoid Bat Fatalities: A Synthesis of Existing Studies
    • Ed Arnett, Director of Center for Responsible Energy Development at Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
    • Presentation

Evaluating Collision Risk & Impacts of Energy Sprawl

October 18, 2011

Estimating Mortality, Bald Eagle Monitoring, and Marbled Murrelet Collision Risk Model

October 31, 2011

Note: AWWI does not endorse information shared by others during NWCC webinars. The webinars provide a forum for others to share their work for those who are interested. 

For an archive of older NWCC webinars, click here.