Wind farms have cascading impacts on ecosystems across trophic levels

  title={Wind farms have cascading impacts on ecosystems across trophic levels},
  author={Maria Thaker and Amod Zambre and Harshal S Bhosale},
  journal={Nature Ecology & Evolution},
Wind farms are a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels for mitigating the effects of climate change, but they also have complex ecological consequences. In the biodiversity hotspot of the Western Ghats in India, we find that wind farms reduce the abundance and activity of predatory birds (for example, Buteo, Butastur and Elanus species), which consequently increases the density of lizards, Sarada superba. The cascading effects of wind turbines on lizards include changes in behaviour, physiology… CONTINUE READING

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