Wind Energy and Bats
The Kunz lab has been involved with research on the effects of the burgeoning wind energy industry on bats.
See thermal videos and read the Horn et al. paper about bats interacting with wind turbines.
Other publications that offer insight into the ecological impacts of wind energy are:
- Assessing Impacts of Wind-Energy Development on Nocturnally Active Birds and Bats: A Guidance Document. Journal of Wildlife Management, 71(8): 2449–2486; 2007.
- Ecological impacts of wind energy development on bats: questions, research needs, and hypotheses. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
- Wildlife Rulings Challenge Wind Farms
Also check out the Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative.