Accession Number : ADA323430

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models: Black-Tailed Prairie Dog.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : HUNTER ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ENGLEWOOD CO

Personal Author(s) : Clippinger, Norman W.

PDF Url : ADA323430

Report Date : JUL 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The black-tailed prairie dog is a large, social, ground-dwelling squirrel. A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) model for the black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus). 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, *INDEXES(RATIOS), *SQUIRRELS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MAMMALS, RODENTS, WILDLIFE, ECOLOGY, HABITABILITY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE