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Sam Chambers

Sam Chambers is a Geographer with the Western Geographic Science Center and is located in Tucson, AZ.

Sam uses geospatial and biological modeling and analyses to inform land managers on how human infrastructure may affect habitat connectivity, wildlife movement, and the energy expenditure of animals. Sam is currently studying habitat fragmentation as it relates to the physiological requirements of wildlife in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and Tamaulipas. He is also continuing his work measuring the socio-ecological impacts of oil, gas, and solar developments in the Western U.S. In his previous studies, Sam developed predictive models to better map the caloric cost of mule deer and jaguar traversing heterogenous terrain, in Utah and Arizona respectively.