Avian Radar Project
Making Wind Power Wildlife Friendly

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Why Migration Is Important

Wind Power and Migrants

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Links

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The Radar Team

A Group of Biologists Committed to Studying Migration

Radar Team PhotoRebecca Horton, Jeff Gosse, David Larson, Tim Bowden, Dan Nolfi, Nathan Rathbun, and Erik Olson Photo by USFWS
GLRI Funded Project Project funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Photo by USFWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
To contact us about the project, please email Jeff Gosse at jeff_gosse@fws.gov

 

Project Leader - Regional Energy Coordinator

Jeff Gosse

The vision for this project was conceived by Jeff and a few other members of the Regional Office in Bloomington, Minnesota. The effort they put in to acquiring funding for the project through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative allowed this project to move off of the drawing board and into reality. As Regional Energy Coordinator, Jeff continues to keep the project focused on the interactions between migrants and wind energy.

 

Radar Team of Fish and Wildlife Biologists

Tim Bowden Becky Horton David Larson Dan Nolfi Erik Olson Nate Rathbun

Photos by USFWS

 

Tim Bowden

Tim is leading data analysis and report writing in the Regional Office. He has also maintained the radar units.

 

Rebecca Horton

Becky has spent a great deal of time in the field with the radar units and is currently honing her skills in GIS for continued and specialized data analysis in the Regional Office.

 

David Larson

David maintained the radar units during the first seasons of the project and continues to stay involved with the project. He is currently working as the Assistant Regional Energy Coordinator for Region 3.

 

Dan Nolfi

The bat biologist of the team, Dan spends most of his time in the field maintaining the radar units and working on data from the acoustic and ultrasonic monitors.

 

Erik Olson

The resident GIS expert, Erik makes the maps for the project, helps with siting and spatial analysis, and assists with the large IT load that the project needs.

 

Nathan Rathbun

Nate splits his time between the field and the Regional Office and thus is involved with a variety of activities. He maintains the radar units when in the field, works with SQL, conducts data analysis, and created this website.

 
Last updated: July 10, 2014