Accession Number : ADA323274

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models: Longnose Dace,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE FORT COLLINS CO WESTERN ENERGY AND LAND USE TEAM

Personal Author(s) : Edwards, Elizabeth A. ; Li, Hiram ; Schreck, Carl B.

PDF Url : ADA323274

Report Date : APR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A review and synthesis of existing information was used to develop riverine and lacustrine habitat models for longnose dace,(Rhinichthys cataractae) a freshwater species. The models are scaled to produce an index of habitat suitability between 0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1 (optimally suitable habitat) for freshwater, marine and estuarine areas of the continental United States. Habitat suitability indexes are designed for use with Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *FISHES, *INDEXES(RATIOS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FRESH WATER, WILDLIFE, LAKES, ECOLOGY, AQUATIC BIOLOGY, ESTUARIES, HABITABILITY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE