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
      Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE