Erik Klop

Erik Klop
Altenburg & Wymenga ecological consultants · Fauna ecology

PhD

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June 2012 - present
Altenburg & Wymenga ecological consultants
Position
  • Ecologist
October 2008 - January 2012
Royal Haskoning
Position
  • Ecologist
September 2007 - September 2008
Leiden University
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2002 - September 2009
Leiden University
Field of study
  • Ecology
September 1998 - September 2001
September 1994 - August 1998

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Publications (25)
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In this first review on the subject we describe the ecological impact of airborne wind energy technologies in general, with a particular focus on the rigid wing system developed by Ampyx Power. The chapter outlines a framework consisting of disturbance, ecological sensitivity, impact and legal aspects. We conclude that between 2–13 birds will colli...
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For a good public debate on the pro's and contra's of muskrat control, it is useful to also weigh knowledge about the species and the numbers of by-catches. What factors affect the development of the number of by-catches? In this study we show that the number of by-catches from muskrat control in the Netherlands has fallen sharply in recent years....
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Numerous field studies have assessed bird mortality rates in wind farms. However, results from different studies are often hard to compare due to differences in methodology. This makes it very difficult to draw conclusions and to use the results in the planning phase of new wind farms (e.g. how to mitigate impacts). In this study, it was attempted...
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This intermediate report describes the first results of a three year field experiment on the management of Muskrats in the Netherlands. Parallel to the experiment an analysis of historical data on catch and effort was done to put the field information into perspective. The experiment was performed by the Dutch water authorities, in cooperation with...
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This intermediate report describes the first results of a three year field experiment on the management of Muskrats in the Netherlands. Parallel to the experiment an analysis of historical data on catch and effort was done to put the field information into perspective. The report is in Dutch, it summarizes the first results and provides a synthesis...
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Mangrove forests attract many insectivorous birds. Bird density in West African mangroves in January-March 2014 is higher in Avicennia (21 birds/ha canopy) than in Rhizophora (11 birds/ha). The Palearctic species are dominant in the most northern mangroves (14-16 degrees N), but further south resident birds become as numerous as migrants (11-12 deg...
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Windpark Eemshaven bestaat uit 88 turbines van elk ca. 3 MW die worden geëxploiteerd door een vijftal energiebedrijven. Aan de afgegeven Nb-wetvergunning was een monitoringsverplichting verbonden om te controleren of de voorspelde aantallen aanvaringsslachtoffers overeen kwamen met de gevonden aantallen. Hiervoor is van februari 2009 t/m januari 20...
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In dit rapport worden de resultaten gepresenteerd van de natuurmonitoring (niet-mariene deel) in het kader van de Natuurbeschermingswetvergunningen voor de centrales van Nuon en RWE in de Eemshaven in de provincie Groningen. De onderhavige monitoring heeft betrekking op de natuurwaarden in de Eemshaven (waar de centrales zijn aangelegd), de Ruidhor...
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Understanding the nature and cause of spatial and temporal variation in forest carbon is critical for implementation of climate mitigation strategies such as REDD. Such knowledge is lacking and hard to acquire in resource poor regions such as West Africa’s Upper Guinea where benefits of such schemes for forest conservation could have great impact.W...
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The rapid disruption of tropical forests probably imperils global biodiversity more than any other contemporary phenomenon. With deforestation advancing quickly, protected areas are increasingly becoming final refuges for threatened species and natural ecosystem processes. However, many protected areas in the tropics are themselves vulnerable to hu...
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Human conflicts may sometimes benefit wildlife by depopulating wilderness areas but there is evidence from Africa that the impacts tend to be negative. The forested states of West Africa have experienced much recent human conflict but there have been no assessments of impacts on the wildlife. We conducted surveys of mammals in the 710-km2 Gola Fore...
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Recent surveys identified 294 species of birds in Gola Forest and the neigh-bouring Tiwai Island, of which 287 were recorded in Gola and 133 on Tiwai. These results bring the total number of species recorded in these areas to 327, of which 313 in Gola and 176 on Tiwai Island. Of these, 27 species were new records for these areas, and two are new to...
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Aim Anthropogenic fires are a major component of the ecology of rangelands throughout the world. To assess the effects of these fires on the diversity patterns of herbivores, we related gradients in fire occurrence, climate and soil fertility to patterns in alpha and beta diversity of African ungulates. Location West Africa. Methods We used a surve...
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The preference of grazing herbivores to feed on grass regrowth following savanna fires rather than on unburnt grass swards is widely recognised. However, there is little information on which factors govern patterns of resource selection within burnt areas. In this study, we attempted to disentangle the effects of different habitat and grass sward c...
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Monitoring of nests of the Visayan Tarictic Hornbill Penelopides panini panini on the Philippine island of Panay revealed thus far undescribed information on the breeding biology of this species. Females occupied nest holes in March–April, after which two or three eggs are laid. Although cooperative breeding is suspected for the genus, at two nests...
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Here we report on a newly discovered population of Bleeding-heart Pigeon (Gallicolumba sp.) on the Philippine island of Panay, West Visayas. There have been 7+ sight-records and one photographic documentation in two places (Lahang, Sibaliw) of the low-elevation forest of the northwest Panay peninsula (400 – 450 m a.s.l.) in 1997. Reports from local...

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