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Habitat Suitability Index Models and Instream Flow Suitability Curves: Spotted Bass

FWS/OBS 82/10.72

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Abstract

The Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) models presented in this publication aid in identifying habitat variable important to the growth and survival of spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus). Facts, ideas, and concepts obtained from the research literature and expert reviews are synthesized and presented in a format that can be used for impact assessment. The models are hypotheses of species-habitat relationships, and model users should recognize that the degree of veracity of the HSI model, SI graphs, and assumptions will vary according to geographical area and the extent of the data base for individual variables. A brief discussion of selected Suitability Index (SI) curves as used in the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM), and a discussion of SI curves available for the IFIM analysis of Spotted bass habitat are also included.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Habitat Suitability Index Models and Instream Flow Suitability Curves: Spotted Bass
Series title:
FWS/OBS
Series number:
82/10.72
Subseries
Habitat Suitability Index
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1984
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
vi, 41 p.