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Habitat suitability index models: Coastal stocks of striped bass

January 1, 1994

A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop estuarine habitat models for coastal stocks of striped bass (Morone saxatilis). Models for five life stages are scaled to produce an index of habitat suitability between 0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1 (optimally suitable habitat) for estuarine areas of the continental United States. Habitat suitability indexes are designed for use with the habitat evaluation procedures developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Guidelines for coastal striped bass model applications and techniques for estimating model variable are described.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1982
Title Habitat suitability index models: Coastal stocks of striped bass
DOI
Authors Mark B. Bain, Jane L. Bain
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title FWS/OBS
Series Number 82/10.1
Index ID fwsobs82_10_1
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey