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    Author(s): John C. Rennie; Joseph D. Clark; James M. Sweeney
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 321-325.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Existing habitat suitability index (HSI) models are evaluated for assessing the biotic resources on Champion International Corporation (CIC) lands with data from a standard and an expanded timber inventory. Forty HSI models for 34 species that occur in the Southern Appalachians have been identified from the literature. All of the variables for 14 models are provided (collected or calculated) from the standard or enhanced inventory and from other sources. Based on these results, we recommend using a land- and habitat-based approach such as landscape ecosystem classification to assess biotic resources because it will more efficiently accommodate all resources.

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    Rennie, John C.; Clark, Joseph D.; Sweeney, James M. 2000. Evaluation of habitat suitability index models for assessing biotic resources. In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 321-325.

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