Product Type: Podcast
Author(s): Cryan, P. and J.T. Wilson
Cryan, P. and J.T. Wilson. 2009. Wind energy: A scare for bats and birds [Audio Podcast]. http://www.usgs.gov/corecast/details.asp?ep=107 .
This publication is distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) .
Several USGS scientists are investigating the problem of fatal bat and bird collisions with wind turbines. Certain species of migratory bats seem particularly vulnerable to fatal encounters with wind turbines. But why? In this podcast interview, USGS research biologist and bat specialist Dr. Paul Cryan explains what we know, and don't know yet, about why this might be happening, and possible solutions to the problem.
Overview of issues related to bats and wind energy: Web version of presentation to the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Technical Workshop & Federal Advisory Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C., 26 February, 2008