Habitat suitability index curves for paddlefish, developed by the delphi technique

North American Journal of Fisheries Management
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Abstract

A Delphi exercise conducted with a panel of 11 experts on paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) and an evaluator resulted in 14 riverine habitat suitability index curves associating various life stages or activities of paddlefish with four variables: velocity, depth, substrate type, and temperature. The panel reached a consensus on six of the curves and eight to 10 panelists agreed on the others. Several panelists reported that they found the Delphi exercise to be a good learning experience, and they believed the technique is an appropriate interim method for developing suitability index curves when available data are inadequate for more conventional statistical analyses. Documentation of good paddlefish spawning habitat was the data need most commonly identified by the panelists.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Habitat suitability index curves for paddlefish, developed by the delphi technique
Series title North American Journal of Fisheries Management
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1987)7<123:HSICFP>2.0.CO;2
Volume 7
Issue 1
Year Published 1987
Language English
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Publisher location Lawrence, KS
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title North American Journal of Fisheries Management
First page 123
Last page 130