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Joint Ecosystem Modeling (JEM) ecological model documentation volume 2: roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) landscape habitat suitability index v1.0.0

Open-File Report 2011-1273

Prepared as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Priority Ecosystems Science Initiative
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Abstract

Ecological conditions in the Greater Everglades have changed due to human activities, including the construction of canals to divert water away from the core of the landscape. Current and planned restoration projects are designed to produce a natural sheetflow of water across the landscape. This restoration of water flow should provide an increase in freshwater needed to restore natural salinities to the fringing estuarine ecosystem. In this report, we describe a Landscape Habitat Suitability Index model designed to evaluate alternative restoration plans for the benefit of a key species, the roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja). Model output has shown to be a good indicator of areas capable of supporting spoonbills. Use of this model will allow examination of the potential response of this key species to water management proposed through the Greater Everglades restoration process.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Joint Ecosystem Modeling (JEM) ecological model documentation volume 2: roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) landscape habitat suitability index v1.0.0
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2011-1273
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Southeast Ecological Science Center
Description:
iv, 23 p.; XLS Download of Appendix 1
First page:
i
Last page:
23
Number of Pages:
27
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
Other Geospatial:
Greater Everglades
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y