Renewable Energy: Wind Power

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Publications (sorted by year and lead author)

  • Arnett, E. B., K. Brown, W. P. Erickson, J. Fiedler, B. L. Hamilton, T. H. Henry, A. Jain, G. D. Johnson, J. Kerns, R. R. Koford, C. P. Nicholson, T. O’Connell, M. Piorkowski, and R. Tankersley, Jr. 2008.

    Patterns of Bat Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities in North America. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(1): 61-78.

  • Bennett, V. J., Hale, A. M., Karsten, K. B., Gordon, C. E., & Suson, B. J. 2014.

    Effect of Wind Turbine Proximity on Nesting Success in Shrub-nesting Birds. The American Midland Naturalist, 172(2), 317-328.

  • Erickson, W. P., G. D. Johnson, M. D. Strickland, D. P. Young, Jr., K. J. Sernka, and R. E. Good. 2001.

    Avian Collisions with Wind Turbines: A Summary of Existing Studies and Comparisons to Other Sources of Bird Collision Mortality in the United States. National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Publication and Resource Document. Prepared for the NWCC by WEST, Inc., Cheyenne, Wyoming. August 2001.

  • Erickson, W.P., M.M Wolfe, K.J. Bay, D.H. Johnson, and J.L. Gehring. 2014.

    A Comprehensive Analysis of Small-Passerine Fatalities from Collision with Turbines at Wind Energy Facilities. PLoS ONE 9(9): e107491. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107491

  • Johnson, G.D. 2005.

    A review of bat mortality at wind-energy developments in the United States. Bat Research News 46:45-49.

  • Johnson, G.D. and M.J. Holloran. 2010.

    Greater Sage-Grouse and Wind Energy Development: A Review of the Issues. Renewable Northwest Project, Portland, Oregon.

  • Johnson, G.D. and S.E. Stephens. 2011.

    Wind Power and Bio Fuels: A Green Dilemma for Wildlife Conservation. Pages 131-155 In: Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America. D. E. Naugle, Ed., Island Press, Washington, D.C.

  • Johnson, G.D., M.D. Strickland, W.P. Erickson, and D.P. Young, Jr. 2007.

    Use of data to develop mitigation measures for wind power development impacts to birds. Pages 241-257 in Birds and Wind Farms, Risk Assessment and Mitigation. M. de Lucas,G.F.E. Janss, and M. Ferrer, (eds.). Quercus Press, Madrid, Spain.

  • Johnson, G.D., M.K. Perlik, W.P. Erickson, and M.D. Strickland. 2004.

    Bat activity, composition and collision mortality at a large wind plant in Minnesota. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:1278-1288.

  • Johnson, G.D., W.P. Erickson, M.D. Strickland, M.F. Shepherd, D.A. Shepherd, and S.A. Sarappo. 2003.

    Mortality of bats at a large-scale wind power development at Buffalo Ridge, Minnesota. The American Midland Naturalist 150:332-342.

  • Kerlinger, P. J. Gehring, W. Erickson, R. Curry, J. Guarnaccia and A. Jain. 2010.

    Night Migrant Fatalities and Obstruction Lighting at Wind Turbines in North America. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122(4):744–754, 2010.

  • Kunz, T.H., E.B. Arnett, W.P. Erickson, A.R. Hoar, G.D. Johnson, R.P. Larkin, M.D. Strickland, R.W. Thresher, and M.D. Tuttle. 2007.

    Ecological impacts of wind energy development on bats: questions, research needs and hypotheses. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5:315-324.

  • LeBeau, C., J. L. Beck, G. D. Johnson, and M. J. Holloran. 2014.

    Short-Term Impacts of Wind Energy Development on Greater Sage-Grouse Fitness. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(3): 522-530; doi: 510.1002/jwmg.1679.

  • Rollins, K.E., D.K. Meyerholz, G.D. Johnson, A.P. Capparella, and S.S. Loew. 2012.

    A forensic investigation into the etiology of bat mortality at a wind farm: barotrauma or traumatic injury? Journal of Veterinary Pathology 49:362-371.

  • Strickland, M.D., W.P. Erickson, D.P. Young, Jr., and G.D. Johnson. 2007.

    Selecting study designs to evaluate the effect of windpower on birds. Pages 117–136 in Birds and Wind Farms, Risk Assessment and Mitigation. M. de Lucas, G.F.E. Janss, and M. Ferrer, (eds.). Quercus Press, Madrid, Spain.