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Hotspots in the grid: Avian sensitivity and vulnerability to collision risk from energy infrastructure interactions in Europe and North Africa

Jethro George Gauld, João P. Silva, Philip W. Atkinson, Paul Record, Marta Acácio, Volen Arkumarev, Julio Blas, Willem Bouten, Niall Burton, Inês Catry, Jocelyn Champagnon, Elizabeth A. Masden, Gary D. Clewley, Mindaugas Dagys, Olivier Duriez, Klaus‐Michael Exo, Wolfgang Fiedler, Andrea Flack, Guilad Friedemann, Johannes Fritz, Clara García-Ripollés, Stefan Garthe, Dimitri Giunchi, Atanas Grozdanov, Roi Harel … & Victoria Saravia
Wind turbines and power lines can cause bird mortality due to collision or electrocution. The biodiversity impacts of energy infrastructure (EI) can be minimised through effective landscape-scale planning and mitigation. The identification of high-vulnerability areas is urgently needed to assess potential cumulative impacts of EI while supporting the transition to zero-carbon energy. We collected GPS location data from 1,454 birds from 27 species susceptible to collision within Europe and North Africa and identified areas where...

Annual arrival dates for chinstrap penguins on Signy Island at onset of breeding season, from 1996 to 2020.

Michael J Dunn, Stacey Adlard, Amanda Lynnes, Dirk Briggs, Derren Fox & Tim Morley
This dataset comprises the annual count of chinstrap penguins arriving to Signy Island each breeding season, from 1996 to 2020. Penguins arriving at the beach in mid to late November (the austral summer) were counted. This monitoring contributes to the CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP) and is part of the annual seabird Long Term Monitoring carried out by the British Antarctic Survey at Signy Island. Ecosystems...

Annual samples and measurements of diet composition of Adelie penguins at Signy Island, from 1997 to 2020.

Michael J Dunn, Claire Waluda, Stacey Adlard, Amanda Lynnes, Tim Morley & Derren Fox
This dataset captures information on the diet composition and mass of Adelie penguin stomach contents at Signy Island, from 1997 to 2020. The monitoring period occurred over four weeks each year and involved sampling adults returning to feed their chicks during the creche period. Sampling took place approximately every five days. Numbers of birds sampled on each occasion varied over the entire period of the dataset from a maximum of eight to a minimum of...

Annual samples and measurements of diet composition of gentoo penguins at Signy Island, from 1998 to 2010.

Michael J Dunn, Claire Waluda, Stacey Adlard, Amanda Lynnes, Tim Morley & Derren Fox
This dataset captures information on the diet composition and mass of gentoo penguin stomach contents at Signy Island, from 1998 to 2010. The monitoring period occurred over four weeks each year and involved sampling adults returning to feed their chicks during the creche period. Sampling took place approximately every five days. Numbers of birds sampled on each occasion varied over the entire period of the dataset from a maximum of eight to a minimum of...

Annual samples and measurements of diet composition of chinstrap penguins at Signy Island, from 1997 to 2020.

Michael J Dunn, Claire Waluda, Stacey Adlard, Amanda Lynnes, Tim Morley & Derren Fox
This dataset captures information on the diet composition and mass of chinstrap penguin stomach contents at Signy Island, from 1997 to 2020. The monitoring period occurred over four weeks each year and involved sampling adults returning to feed their chicks during the creche period. Sampling took place approximately every five days. Numbers of birds sampled on each occasion varied over the entire period of the dataset from a maximum of eight to a minimum of...

Annual measurements of mass of chinstrap penguins taken on arrival to Signy Island at onset of breeding season, from 1996 to 2020.

Michael J Dunn, Stacey Adlard, Amanda Lynnes, Dirk Briggs, Derren Fox & Tim Morley
This datasets captures the body mass, bill length and bill depth of adult chinstrap penguins immediately after their arrival to Signy Island at the start of the annual breeding from 1996 to 2020. Penguins arriving at the beach were measured for bill length, depth, and body mass before being released where they were captured. These measurements were made in mid/late November, as chinstrap penguins arrive for the austral summer. This monitoring contributes to the CCAMLR...

Plant species cover and vegetation damage from burnt and unburnt areas of the Flow Country, Scotland, autumn 2019, following wildfires in May 2019 and nearby historic wildfire sites from the years 1997, 2000 and 2011

A. Martin-Walker, P. Fernandez-Garcia, M. Hancock, N. Cowie, D. Klein & R. Andersen
Plot-scale percent cover of all plant species recorded between October and December 2019 in 360 1 x 1 m quadrats within two burnt areas of the 2019 Flow Country Wildfire and nearby unburnt control areas and within three additional historic burnt site with recorded wildfires in 1997, 2000 and 2011 respectively and their respective adjacent unburnt controls. At each site, quadrats were located in both “open” and “drain” plots to reflect the potential impact of...

Data from: Do ditch-side electrical fences improve the breeding productivity of ground-nesting waders?

Mo Verhoeven, Jelle Loonstra, Thomas Pringle, Wiebe Kaspersma, Mark Whiffin, Alice McBride, Pieter Sjoerdsma, Celine Roodhart, Malcolm Burgess, Theunis Piersma & Jennifer Smart
Insufficient reproduction as a consequence of predation on eggs and chicks is a major determinant of population decline in ground-nesting birds, including waders. For many populations, there is an urgent need to maintain breeding populations at key sites, and conservation practitioners need to find viable management solutions to reduce predation. One tool available to the practitioner are fences that exclude key predators from areas containing breeding birds. Temporary electric fencing is an increasingly popular predator...

Data from: Spatial consistency in drivers of population dynamics of a declining migratory bird

Chloé Rebecca Nater, Malcolm Burgess, Peter Coffey, Bob Harris, Frank Lander, David Price, Mike Reed & Robert Robinson
1. Many migratory species are in decline across their geographical ranges. Single-population studies can provide important insights into drivers at a local scale, but effective conservation requires multi-population perspectives. This is challenging because relevant data are often hard to consolidate, and state-of-the-art analytical tools are typically tailored to specific datasets. 2. We capitalized on a recent data harmonization initiative (SPI-Birds) and linked it to a generalized modeling framework to identify the demographic and environmental drivers...

The impact of semi-natural woodland and pasture on soil properties and streamflow - dataset.

Felicity Monger, Dominick Spracklen, Mike Kirkby & Lee Schofield
Data from streamflow and soil investigations at RSPB Haweswater, Lake District, UK. Data consists of streamflow, rainfall and soil properties; soil moisture, topsoil permeability, subsoil permeability and bulk density. Data collected in 2018-2020.

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  • 2022
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Affiliations

  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
    10
  • University of Aberdeen
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  • British Antarctic Survey
    5
  • Natural Environment Research Council
    5
  • British Trust for Ornithology
    2
  • Estación Biológica de Doñana
    1
  • Linnaeus University
    1
  • University of Groningen
    1
  • Netherlands Institute of Ecology
    1
  • University of Siena
    1