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Editor’s selection September/October 2023 | Wildlife Biology

Submitted by editor on 6 September 2023.

The editor’s selection is the article by LeBeau et al.: “A meta-analysis investigating the results of power infrastructure proximity on grouse demography and house use”.

Accountable power growth requires cautious consideration of probably damaging impacts on wildlife. In each North America and Europe, grouse have been reported to be adversely affected by infrastructure related to power growth, however research differ relating to the type and magnitude of results. Within the meta-analysis they current on this paper, LeBeau et al. have synthesized earlier analysis evaluating the results of power infrastructure on grouse populations with deal with lek attendance, useful resource choice, and survival charges in relation. Their main result’s that proximity to power infrastructure, which is usually used as a criterion in conservation planning, isn’t more likely to persistently and reliably point out results on grouse habits and demography.

Though the authors got down to embody all grouse worldwide, research that met the choice standards of LeBeau et al. had been all on north American prairie grouse species. It is a pity, as a result of in Europe, the place grouse are quickly declining, the present enhance in direction of growth of renewable power infrastructure reminiscent of wind parks is seen as a significant menace to remnant populations. However, the insights from LeBeau et al. will likely be useful to tell future conservation actions past the North American prairies.

Ilse Storch





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