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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Clapper rail

January 1, 1983

A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a model suitable for evaluating the quality of coastal habitat of clapper rails (Rallus longirostris). The model is scaled to produce an index of habitat suitability between 0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1 (optimally suitable habitat) for coastal areas of the continental United States. Habitat suitability indices are designed for use with Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Guidelines for clapper rail model applications and techniques for estimating model variables are discussed.

Publication Year 1983
Title Habitat Suitability Index Models: Clapper rail
Authors James C. Lewis, Russell L. Garrison
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title FWS/OBS
Series Number 82/10.51
Index ID fwsobs82_10_51
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey