Accession Number : ADA323428

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models: Muskellunge.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ECOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER FORT COLLINS CO

Personal Author(s) : Cook, Mark F. ; Solomon, R. C.

PDF Url : ADA323428

Report Date : SEP 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The native range of the muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) was restricted to the fresh waters of eastern North America. A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) model for the muskellunge (Esox masquinongy). 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 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *FISHES, *INDEXES(RATIOS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FRESH WATER, WILDLIFE, ECOLOGY, NORTH AMERICA, EAST(DIRECTION), HABITABILITY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE