Testing sensitivity of metrics of seabird population response to offshore wind farm impacts (RP02997)

This project was commissioned by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee with additional funding from Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage. The project aims to quantify how sensitive various metrics of population response to wind farm impacts are to uncertainty in population dynamics of seabird populations. To date, a number of different metrics derived from population models have been used to assess the possible consequences of proposed developments on populations. This project will consider the sensitivity of the most commonly used metrics to model assumptions about population trend, demographic parameters and density dependence.

Project details

Start date2014-12-04
End date2016-03-24

Project outputs

This project produced the following outputs:

OutputType
The Scientific Validity of Criticisms made by the RSPB of Metrics used to Assess Population Level Impacts of Offshore Wind Farms on SeabirdsEvidence published by a partner
Testing sensitivity of metrics of seabird population response to offshore wind farm effectsEvidence published by a partner