Accession Number : ADA323375

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models: Black Bear, Upper Great Lakes Region.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ECOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER FORT COLLINS CO

Personal Author(s) : Rogers, Lynn L. ; Allen, Arthur W.

PDF Url : ADA323375

Report Date : SEP 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) model for the black bear (Ursus americanus). 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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *CARNIVORA, *INDEXES(RATIOS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MAMMALS, WILDLIFE, ECOLOGY, GREAT LAKES, HABITABILITY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE