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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Lesser Scaup (Wintering)

FWS/OBS 82/10.91

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Abstract

A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a model for evaluating wintering habitat quality for the lesser scaup (Aythya affinis). The model is scaled to produce an index of habitat suitability between 0.0 (unsuitable habitat) to 1.0 (optimal habitat) for Southern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal areas of the continental United States. Habitat suitability indices are designed for use with the Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Guidelines for model application and techniques for measuring model variables are provided.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Habitat Suitability Index Models: Lesser Scaup (Wintering)
Series title:
FWS/OBS
Series number:
82/10.91
Subseries
Habitat Suitability Index
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1985
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
vi, 15 p.