Accession Number : ADA322918

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models: White-Tailed Deer in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Coastal Plains.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ECOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER FORT COLLINS CO

Personal Author(s) : Short, Henry L.

PDF Url : ADA322918

Report Date : SEP 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) model for the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). 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, *DEER, TEST AND EVALUATION, OPTIMIZATION, COASTAL REGIONS, SYNTHESIS, SOILS, INDEXES, WETLANDS, NUTRITION, WILDLIFE, HERBICIDES, MEXICO GULF, FERTILITY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE