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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Brook trout

FWS/OBS 82/10.24

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Abstract

The habitat use information and Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) models presented in this document are an aid for impact assessment and habitat management activities. Literature concerning a species' habitat requirements and preferences is reviewed and then synthesized into HSI models, which are scaled to produce an index between 0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1 (optimal habitat). Assumptions used to transform habitat use information into these mathematical models are noted, and guidelines for model application are described. Any models found in the literature which may also be used to calculate an HSI are cited, and simplified HSI models, based on what the authors believe to be the most important habitat characteristics for this species, are presented.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Habitat Suitability Index Models: Brook trout
Series title:
FWS/OBS
Series number:
82/10.24
Subseries:
Habitat Suitability Index
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Habitat Suitability Index
Description:
vi, 42 p.