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Christopher W Brown


Western Ecological Research Center

Office Phone: 619-225-6433
Fax: 619-225-6436
ORCID: 0000-0002-2545-9171

San Diego State University
4165 Spruance Road
Suite 200
San Diego , CA 92101

Supervisor: Robert N Fisher
Multiple large scale solar, wind, and geothermal energy development projects are currently proposed across the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of the southwestern United States, and these development needs are likely to continue or increase into the future. Agencies tasked with managing biological resources throughout this region must understand the potential impacts of these renewable energy plants and associated infrastructure (e.g., transmission corridors, substations, access roads, etc.) in order to select appropriate development sites and to mitigate for anticipated effects. One of the major concerns of this new green energy initiative is determining how future development will impact wildlife movement, population...
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