Report 605
Possible Behavioural, Energetic and Demographic Effects of Displacement of Red-throated Divers
(2017)
Dierschke, V., Furness, R.W., Gray, C.E., Petersen, I.K., Schmutz, J., Zydelis, R & Daunt, F.
This report comprises the main points of discussion and agreement during a workshop, held in Edinburgh in May 2017, to discuss how displacement might affect individuals and the Red-throated diver population; with additional information added by the scientists following the workshop.
 

Introduction

 
Red-throated divers (Gavia stellata) use marine areas in the North Sea, Irish Sea and Baltic Sea during the non-breeding season. They are known to be displaced by various marine industry activities, including construction and operation of offshore wind farms. However, the consequences of displacement for individuals and consequently on the population as a whole are unknown.
 
On 2nd May 2017, seven scientists with particular expertise in red-throated diver ecology and/or the energetic and demographic consequences of displacement for marine birds were invited to a workshop. Using their expertise and knowledge of divers and other marine birds, plus fundamental ecological principles, some generalisations about how red-throated divers might be affected by displacement were sought.

 
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ISSN 0963-8901
 
Please cite as: Dierschke, V., Furness, R.W., Gray, C.E., Petersen, I.K., Schmutz, J., Zydelis, R & Daunt, F., (2017), Possible Behavioural, Energetic and Demographic Effects of Displacement of Red-throated Divers, JNCC Report 605, ISSN 0963-8901