Deter bats from turbines using radar
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It has been suggested that bats may avoid the radio frequency radiation associated with radar installations. During experimental trials in the UK, bats were less active at wetland and woodland foraging sites when pulses of radar signals were emitted from antennas (Nicholls & Racey 2009). However, the authors state that the thermal effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation may be harmful to bats and other organisms.
Nicholls B. & Racey P.A. (2009) The aversive effect of electromagnetic radiation on foraging bats - a possible means of discouraging bats from approaching wind turbines. PLoS ONE, 4, e6246.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Bat Conservation
Bat Conservation - Published 2021