A free public lecture in Menlo Park by U.S. Geological Survey research statistician Manuela Huso
Wind-power development in the United States is increasing exponentially, but high numbers of bird and bat carcasses at some wind farms have raised concerns about the environmental effects of this rapidly expanding industry.
Why don’t simple counts of carcasses beneath turbines provide reliable estimates of fatality?
What tools are scientists developing to accurately estimate wildlife fatalities and help identify options for monitoring and mitigation?
Manuela’s USGS lecture will also be webstreamed live. Go to http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/ for details.