Accession Number : ADA322784

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models and Instream Flow Suitability Curves: Gizzard Shad.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF FISHERY AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Williamson, Kathryn L. ; Nelson, Patrick C.

PDF Url : ADA322784

Report Date : SEP 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) model and instream flow suitability curves for gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum). The model consolidates habitat use information into a framework appropriate for field application, and 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, *FISHES, *HYDRAULIC ACCUMULATORS, TEST AND EVALUATION, OPTIMIZATION, MODELS, SYNTHESIS, INDEXES, WILDLIFE, RESERVOIRS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE