Accession Number : ADA323348
Title : Habitat Suitability Index Models: Roseate Spoonbill,
Corporate Author : GEORGIA COOPERATIVE FISHERY AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH UNIT ATHENS
Personal Author(s) : Lewis, James C.
PDF Url : ADA323348
Report Date : SEP 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 26
Abstract : A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a model suitable for evaluating coastal habitat of roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja). The model is scaled to produce an index of habitat suitability between 0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1 (optimally suitable habitat) for coastal areas of the continental United States. Habitat suitability indices are designed for use with Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Guidelines for roseate spoonbill model applications and techniques for estimating model variables are described.
Descriptors : *HABITATS, *INDEXES(RATIOS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, UNITED STATES, COASTAL REGIONS, VARIABLES, BIRDS, WILDLIFE, ECOLOGY, ESTUARIES.
Subject Categories : Biology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE