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Biodiversity and Wind Farms in Portugal

Current knowledge and insights for an integrated impact assessment process

Editors: Mascarenhas, M., Marques, A.T., Ramalho, R., Santos, D., Bernardino, J., Fonseca, C. (Eds.)

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  •  Provides an insight into the main impacts of Portuguese wind energy facilities on wildlife, in particular birds, bats and wolf
  • Offers unique insights into methods and procedures of biodiversity impact assessment in Portugal
  • Showcases the adaptive management framework in wind energy industry
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About this book

This book presents a review of the state-of-the-art knowledge on the interactions between biodiversity and wind energy development, focused on the Portuguese reality. The volume addresses the particularities of the impact assessment procedures in Portugal, contrasting it with the international practices and presenting its main findings by covering the following broader themes: i) evaluation of spatial and temporal dynamics of wildlife affected by wind farms, including birds, bats and terrestrial mammals (in particularly Portuguese wolf population); ii) the methodologies used to assess impacts caused by this type of developments in biodiversity; iii) the best practice methodologies to implement an adaptive management approach to reconcile biodiversity and wind farms.

The knowledge presented in this book was gathered through the research and development activities developed by Bioinsight company (former Bio3 company) during the last 13 years and partially funded by a R&D project designated as “Integrated solutions for biodiversity management at wind farms: reduce and compensate bird and bat mortality” (acronym: Wind & Biodiversity), co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), under the Regional Operational Programme of Centre (Mais Centro).

This volume fills a void in the literature as a book giving insights on the best practices to install and manage a wind farm from a biodiversity management point of view, while establishing a commitment between economic sustainability and biodiversity conservation.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Wind Industry in Portugal and Its Impacts on Wildlife: Special Focus on Spatial and Temporal Distribution on Bird and Bat Fatalities

    Pages 1-22

    Marques, Joana (et al.)

  • Impacts of On-shore Wind Farms in Wildlife Communities: Direct Fatalities and Indirect Impacts (Behavioural and Habitat Effects)

    Pages 23-33

    Pereira, Pedro (et al.)

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Methods: An Overview of the Process for Wind Farms’ Different Phases—From Pre-construction to Operation

    Pages 35-86

    Santos, Joana (et al.)

  • An Overview on Methods to Assess Bird and Bat Collision Risk in Wind Farms

    Pages 87-110

    Rodrigues, Sandra (et al.)

  • The Indirect Impacts of Wind Farms on Terrestrial Mammals: Insights from the Disturbance and Exclusion Effects on Wolves (Canis lupus)

    Pages 111-134

    Ferrão da Costa, Gonçalo (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60351-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60350-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-86844-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity and Wind Farms in Portugal
Book Subtitle
Current knowledge and insights for an integrated impact assessment process
Editors
  • Miguel Mascarenhas
  • Ana Teresa Marques
  • Ricardo Ramalho
  • Dulce Santos
  • Joana Bernardino
  • Carlos Fonseca
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60351-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60351-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60350-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86844-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 226
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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