Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Habitat Suitability Index Models: Laughing gull

January 1, 1985

A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a habitat model for laughing gull (Larus atricilla). The model is scaled to produce an index of habitat suitability between 0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1.0 (optimally suitable habitat) for areas along the Gulf of Mexico coast. Habitat suitability indices are designed for use with the Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Guidelines for application of the model and techniques for measuring model variables are described.

Publication Year 1985
Title Habitat Suitability Index Models: Laughing gull
Authors Alexander V. Zale, Rosemarie Mulholland
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title FWS/OBS
Series Number 82/10.94
Index ID fwsobs82_10_94
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey