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Guidelines for Using the Delphi Technique to Develop Habitat Suitability Index Curves

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Date Issued:
1987
Summary:
Habitat Suitability Index (SI) curves are one method of presenting species habitat suitability criteria. The curves are often used with the Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) and are necessary components of the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM). The Delphi technique is one method used for combining the knowledge and opinions of a group of experts. The primary characteristic of Delphi is anonymity; correspondence is the communication mode usually used. The concept is based on the premise that opinions of experts are justified as input to decisionmaking where absolute answers are unknown, and a consensus of experts will provide a more accurate response to a question than a single expert. The purpose of this report is to describe how the Delphi technique may be used to develop expert-opinion-based SI curves.
Title: Guidelines for Using the Delphi Technique to Develop Habitat Suitability Index Curves.
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Name(s): Crance, Johnie H.
National Ecology Center (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: [1987]
Date Issued: 1987
Date Issued: 1987
Publisher: National Ecology Center, Division of Wildlife and Contaminant Research, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Place of Publication: Washington, DC
Physical Form: print
Extent: iv, 21 p. ; 28 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: Habitat Suitability Index (SI) curves are one method of presenting species habitat suitability criteria. The curves are often used with the Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) and are necessary components of the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM). The Delphi technique is one method used for combining the knowledge and opinions of a group of experts. The primary characteristic of Delphi is anonymity; correspondence is the communication mode usually used. The concept is based on the premise that opinions of experts are justified as input to decisionmaking where absolute answers are unknown, and a consensus of experts will provide a more accurate response to a question than a single expert. The purpose of this report is to describe how the Delphi technique may be used to develop expert-opinion-based SI curves.
Identifier: 16318630 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0459 (IID), AAA3840 QF
Note(s): by Johnie H. Crance.
"April 1987."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 9-10).
Subject(s): Delphi method
Habitat partitioning (Biology) -- Mathematical models
Wildlife habitat improvement -- United States
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Held by: SUS01 FCL01
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_swfe_0459
Owner Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: Biological report (Washington, D.C.) ; 82-10.134.