Habitat Suitability Index Models: American alligator

FWS/OBS 82/10.136
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A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a model for evaluating American alligator habitat quality. The model is applicable in marshes along the northern Gulf of Mexico. It is scaled to produce an index between 0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1.0 (optimal habitat). 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 techniques for measuring model variables are described.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Habitat Suitability Index Models: American alligator
Series title FWS/OBS
Series number 82/10.136
Subseries Habitat Suitability Index
Year Published 1987
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description vi, 14 p.
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