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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Common shiner

January 1, 1983

A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop riverine and lacustrine habitat models for common shiner (Notropis cornutus). The models are scaled to produce an index of habitat suitability between 0 (unsuitable habitat) to 1 (optimally suitable habitat) for the northeastern range of the common shiner in North America. Habitat suitability indexes (HSI's) are designed for use with the habitat evaluation procedures developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Also included are discussions of Suitability Index (SI) curves as used in the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM) and SI curves available for an IFIM analysis of smallmouth bass habitat.

Publication Year 1983
Title Habitat Suitability Index Models: Common shiner
Authors Joan G. Trial, Charles S. Wade, Jon G. Stanley, Patrick C. Nelson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title FWS/OBS
Series Number 82/10.40
Index ID fwsobs82_10_40
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey