Accession Number : ADA322694

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models: Diamondback Terrapin (Nesting)--Atlantic Coast.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL WETLANDS RESEARCH CENTER SLIDELL LA

Personal Author(s) : Palmer, William M. ; Cordes, Carroill L.

PDF Url : ADA322694

Report Date : MAR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The diamondback terrapin occurs in a narrow strip of salt and brackish water habitats along the Atlantic and gulf coasts of the United States. A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) model for the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). The model is scaled to produce an index between 0.0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1.0 (optimum habitat). HSI models are designed to be used with Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *TURTLES, *NESTING(ANIMALS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, GULFS, UNITED STATES, COASTAL REGIONS, MODELS, SYNTHESIS, ATLANTIC OCEAN, WILDLIFE, SALT WATER, INDEXES(RATIOS), BRACKISH WATER.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE