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Avian Mortality at Communications Towers
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A workshop sponsored by
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service, The Ornithological Council, and The American Bird Conservancy.
Held at the 119th meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cornell University - August 11th, 1999.
 
Session Co-chairs: Bill Evans & Albert Manville
 
Presentations
The following are edited transcripts made from audio tapes of the oral presentations at the workshop. Each presentation is available in HTML format and as a downloadable and printable Acrobat© PDF file.
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Albert Manville, Workshop Co-chair - Introductory Remarks
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Bill Evans, Workshop Co-chair - Introductory Remarks
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Panel I - Scientific Sessions
 
1. Lights, towers, and avian mortality: where is the science? - R. Todd Engstrom
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2. The bird brain: magnetic cues, visual cues, and radio frequency (RF) effects. - Robert C. Beason
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3. Investigating the behavioral mechanisms of tower kills. - Ronald P. Larkin
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4. The behavioral responses of migrating birds to different lighting systems on tall towers. - Sidney A. Gauthreaux
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5. Applications of avian night flight call monitoring for towerkill mitigation. - Bill Evans
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6. NEXRAD Doppler weather radar, other radar applications for bird monitoring. - Adam Kelly
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7. Buildings, lights, findings applicable to towers, cumulative effects the Canadian perspective. - Michael Mesure
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8. Standardizing methods and metrics for quantifying avian fatalities at communication towers: Lessons from the windpower industry. - Paul Kerlinger
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9. Summary of Panel I, Scientific Sessions - Sidney Gauthreaux
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Panel II - Policy and Industry Sessions

10. Licensing concerns, NEPA, sitings, Telecommunications Act mandates - the FCC perspective. - Ava Holly Berland

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11. Obstruction marking (lights) recommendations from the FAA. - Dave Bayley
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12. FCC permitting, NEPA, endangered species, refuge issues: the role of the Fish and Wildlife Service. - Robert Willis
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13. Communication towers, avian mortality, and research needs. - Joe Meyers
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14. The Wireless Industry Perspective. - Sheldon Moss
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15. Tower sitings, co-location -- one industry's creative approach to antenna placement. - Mike Allred
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16. Research and policy overview: a critique and needs analysis. - Kathleen Rogers
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17. Summary Round Table Panel Discussion
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Combined Workshop Proceedings
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Cite as:
Evans, W. R., and A. M. Manville, II (eds.). 2000. Avian mortality at communication towers.
Transcripts of Proceedings of the Workshop on Avian Mortality at Communication Towers, August 11, 1999, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Published on the internet at <http://www.towerkill.com/> and <http://migratorybirds.fws.gov/issues/towers/agenda.html>
 
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