Accession Number : ADA323388

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models: Juvenile Atlantic Croaker (Revised).

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS TEAM SLIDELL LA

Personal Author(s) : Diaz, Robert J. ; Onuf, Christopher P.

PDF Url : ADA323388

Report Date : JUN 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop an estuarine habitat model for juvenile Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus). The model is scaled to produce an index of habitat suitability between 0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1 (optimally suitable habitat) for estuarine areas of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts. Habitat suitability indices are designed for use with Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Guidelines for juvenile Atlantic croaker model applications and techniques for estimating model variables are described.

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *FISHES, *INDEXES(RATIOS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COASTAL REGIONS, VARIABLES, ATLANTIC OCEAN, WILDLIFE, ECOLOGY, ESTUARIES, MEXICO GULF, HABITABILITY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE