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Monitoring of capercaillie and black grouse subpopulations affected by wind energy plants

Project Leader
Nopp-Mayr Ursula, Project Leader
Type of Research
Basic Research
Project partners
Austrian Federal Forestry Company, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Wildbiologisches Büro DDr. Veronika Grünschachner-Berger, Dürradmer 4a, 8632 Gusswerk, Austria.
Contact person: DDr. Veronika Grünschachner-Berger;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Zohmann-Neuberger Margit, Sub Projectleader
Kempter Iris, Sub Projectleader (bis 31.03.2017)
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game Management
Funded by
Austrian Forest Agency, Purkersdorf, Austria, Pummergasse 10 – 12 , 3002 Purkersdorf, Austria
Viktor Kaplan Akademie für Zukunftsenergien Mürz, Wienerstraße 35, 8680 Mürzzuschlag, Austria
Within the project effects of a wind energy plant on the local occurrence of capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) and black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) will be investigated in Lower Austria. Bird censuses will be conducted periodically as well as surveys of habitat quality and spatial habitat use of capercaillie. Additionally, the effectiveness of habitat-improving silvicultural measures will be evaluated.
animal ecology; zoology; forestry;

Nopp-Mayr, U; Grünschachner-Berger, V; Zohmann-Neuberger, M; Sachser, F (2017): Fortsetzung folgt – österreichische Raufußhuhnforschung in den Spuren von Christian Marti.

Symposium «Raufusshühner», Ala, Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Vogelkunde und Vogelschutz/ Schweizerische Vogelwarte Sempach, OCT-28, 2017, Bern, SWIZZERLAND

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