Accession Number : ADA322764

Title :   Proceedings of a Workshop on the Development and Evaluation of Habitat Suitability Criteria,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ECOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER FORT COLLINS CO

Personal Author(s) : Bovee, Ken ; Zuboy, James R.

PDF Url : ADA322764

Report Date : FEB 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 422

Abstract : Reliable habitat suitability criteria are critical to the successful implementation of the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM), or any other habitat-based evaluation technology. Habitat suitability criteria are the characteristic behavioral traits of a species (relative to the selection of optimal habitat) that are established as standards for comparison in the decisionmaking process. This proceedings is a compilation of 22 papers presented at a workshop in December 1986. The objective of the workshop was to obtain insights into problems and possible solutions to criteria development, from the perspective of professionals closely involved with the subject. Five workshop sessions dealt with (1) aspects of study design and how they can influence the outcome of a study, (2) techniques for developing criteria from professional judgment, (3) field data collection procedures; (4) methods of converting field data into curves, and (5) field verification studies. Each presentation was followed by a recorded discussion period, which was later transcribed and appended to the end of each paper.

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *FISHES, *STREAMFLOW ANALYSIS, *ECOLOGY, *DOWNSTREAM FLOW, METHODOLOGY, OPTIMIZATION, VERIFICATION, RELIABILITY, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), DATA ACQUISITION, FLOW, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), WORKSHOPS, FIELD CONDITIONS.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE