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    Author(s): Chadwick D. Rittenhouse; William D. DijakFrank R. III Thompson; Joshua J. Millspaugh
    Date: 2007
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-4. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 47 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Reports landscape-level habitat suitability models for 10 species in the Central Hardwoods Region of the Midwestern United States: American woodcock, cerulean warbler, Henslow's sparrow, Indiana bat, northern bobwhite, ruffed grouse, timber rattlesnake, wood thrush, worm-eating warbler, and yellow-breasted chat. All models included spatially explicit variables and relationships based on the best available empirical data and expert opinion. Also includes overview of habitat characteristics for each species, a discussion of the habitat variables used in each model, and supporting reference materials for all assumed relationships between quantity of a resource and quality for each species modeled. The models are included in a stand-alone software package, Landscape HSImodels version 2.1, available from the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station ( These models provide a general approach for evaluating habitat suitability at large spatial scales.

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    Rittenhouse, Chadwick D.; Dijak, William D.; Thompson, Frank R. III; Millspaugh, Joshua J. 2007. Development of landscape-level habitat suitability models for ten wildlife species in the central hardwoods region. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-4. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 47 p.


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