Accession Number : ADA323434

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models: Inland Silverside.

Corporate Author : LAWLER MATUSKY AND SKELLY ENGINEERS PEARL RIVER NY

Personal Author(s) : Weinstein, Michael P. ; Morais, David I.

PDF Url : ADA323434

Report Date : JUL 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The inland silverside has been reported in estuarine habitat along the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts Bay at Cape Cod to the Gulf of Mexico at Vera Cruz, Mexico and it has been collected from freshwaters. A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a model for evaluating inland silverside habitat quality. The model is scaled to produce an index of habitat suitability between 0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1.0 (optimal habitat) along the Atlantic coast of the United States from Massachusetts to New Jersey. Habitat suitability index models are designed for use with the Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Guidelines for model application and technique for measuring model variables are provided.

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

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE