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Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects
Department and served on the faculty of the Department of Statistics at the University of Wyoming. He has also taught courses in wildlife management and statistics as a visiting instructor at the University of Wyoming. He contributed to documents for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the quantification of injury due to oil spills in Type B Natural Resource Damage Assessments. He authored a chapter in a guidance document on the conduct of research on interactions between birds and wind-energy facilities for the National Wind Coordinating Committee. Dr. Strickland is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Platte River Endangered Species Partnership. He is also currently serving as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Wildlife Management. Dr. Strickland received a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Wyoming.
Jean Vissering is a landscape architect who has presented and written extensively on the issues of scenic resource evaluation and visual impact assessment and aesthetics within Vermont. Ms. Vissering has worked with wind-energy developers, local communities, and other stakeholders in assessing the impacts of wind-energy projects in Vermont. She has presented at the National Wind Coordinating Committee, and has written a paper for the State of Vermont on the subject of visual aesthetics and wind-energy projects. Ms. Vissering has been a Lecturer at the University of Vermont’s School of Natural Resources and Department of Plant and Soil Science. She received a Masters of Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University.
James Roderick (Rick) Webb is a Senior Scientist with the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, where he is Projects Coordinator of the Shenandoah Watershed Study and the Virginia Trout Stream Sensitivity Study. His primary research focus is the effects of air pollution on streams associated with forested mountain watersheds in the central Appalachian Mountain region. He has served on several cases as an expert witness on aquatic effects of acidic deposition for the U.S. Department of Justice. Previously, he worked with conservation organizations concerned with the direct environmental effects of coal extraction. He represented the Virginia Society of Ornithology on the Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative Environmental Working Group and co-authored a document on land-based wind-energy projects and environmental effects. He received a Masters in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia.
Robert Whitmore is a Professor of Wildlife Ecology at West Virginia University where he has been since 1975. His research interests are in conservation ecology, ornithology, interpretive bird studies, and quantitative ecology. He has performed field work and published on birds and bats in the area of