Habitat Suitability Index Models: Common shiner

FWS/OBS 82/10.40
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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 type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Habitat Suitability Index Models: Common shiner
Series title FWS/OBS
Series number 82/10.40
Subseries Habitat Suitability Index
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description vi, 22 p.
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