Effect of the Horns Rev 1 offshore wind farm on fish communities (38734 and 38735)

Project Details

Description

The present project focuses on the fish community at the Horns Rev 1 Offshore Wind Farm. The objective of the present study was to document possible refuge effects or changes in local fish communities, seven years after the establishment of the wind farm at a time where wind farm effects on the physical and biological environment could be assumed to have stabilized. Fish communities and sandeel assemblages were compared inside and outside the wind farm area, with the null-hypothesis that the introduction of an offshore wind farm does not affect species composition, temporal or spatial distribution of species or relative abundance.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua.

Research area: Coastal Ecology
Research area: Marine Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/200931/12/2011