Disturbance & Impact Studies


Disturbance & Impact Studies

ABR scientists has extensive experience quantifying disturbances and evaluating associated impacts to wildlife in both terrestrial and marine environments. Our evaluations of the impacts of human disturbance on wildlife and their habitats have included oil spills, oil field development, onshore/offshore wind energy development, solar energy development, communication towers, powerlines, lighting, traffic, aircraft, and noise-related disturbances. Our specific areas of expertise include:

  • design and analysis of complex field studies
  • field sampling of a variety of aspects of birds and mammals
  • impacts to and recovery of seabirds, raptors, shorebirds, and marine mammals from oil spills
  • impacts of industrial development and noise on birds and caribou
  • impacts of powerlines, wind turbines, and communication towers on bats and birds
  • effects of an anti-collision lighting system on migrating eiders
  • advice on mitigating impacts
  • expert witness and percipient witness testimony
  • NEPA documentation and permitting support
Environmental Stewardship | Social Responsibility | Economic Viability