These raster data represent the results of a case study in Arizona on how vertebrate richness metrics can be used with existing state and federal guidance in wind and solar energy facility siting. Each of the four geodatabases (see Cross References) contain eight native terrestrial wildlife group models in Arizona: 1) all vertebrates, 2) amphibians, 3) reptiles, 4) birds, 5) mammals, 6) bats, 7) raptors and 8) long-distant migratory birds. An XML workbook is included that lists all terrestrial native vertebrate species in Arizona which cross-walks these species to the name of the GAP vertebrate distribution model.
These data are associated with the journal manuscript: Thomas, K.A, Jarchow, C.J., Arundel, T.R., Jamwal, P., Borens, A. and Drost, C.A., 2018, Landscape-scale wildlife species richness metrics to inform wind and solar energy facility siting: An Arizona case study: Energy Policy (online), doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2018.01.052.
|Title||Landscape-scale wildlife species richness metrics|
|Authors||Pankaj Jamwal, Chris Jarchow, Kathryn A Thomas|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Southwest Biological Science Center|