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Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, habitat suitability index model

August 27, 2017

The 2012 Coastal Master Plan utilized Habitat Suitability Indices (HSIs) to evaluate potential project effects on wildlife species. Even though HSIs quantify habitat condition, which may not directly correlate to species abundance, they remain a practical and tractable way to assess changes in habitat quality from various restoration actions. As part of the legislatively mandated five year update to the 2012 plan, the wildlife habitat suitability indices were updated and revised using literature and existing field data where available. The outcome of these efforts resulted in improved, or in some cases entirely new suitability indices. This report describes the development of the habitat suitability indices for the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2017
Title Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, habitat suitability index model
Authors J. Hardin Waddle
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70190000
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center