Ecological Archives A015-068-A6

Karen Beazley, Lara Smandych, Tamaini Snaith, Frances MacKinnon, Peter Austen-Smith, Jr., and Peter Duinker. 2005. Biodiversity considerations in conservation system planning: map-based approach for Nova Scotia, Canada. Ecological Applications 15:2192–2208.

Appendix F. Habitat component composition and associated forest cover attributes for moose (Snaith et al. 2004).

 

Habitat component

Original composition

(from Allen et al. 1987)

Modified for

this study

Forest cover attributes

 

1. Forage

(SI1)

Shrub or forested cover types

<20 years old

Any forest type

<20 years old

Cover type:

Softwood

Mixedwood

Hardwood

Age: <20
 

 

2. Softwood Cover

(Winter Cover)

(SI2)

Spruce/fir forest

> 20 years old

Softwood forest

> 20 years old

Cover type:

Softwood

Age: > 20
 

 

3. Hard or Mixedwood Cover

(Forage/Cover)

(SI3)

Upland deciduous

Deciduous or mixed forest

> 20 years old

Cover type:

Hardwood

Mixedwood

Age: > 20
 

 

4. Wetlands

(Aquatic forage)

(SI4)

Riverine, lacustrine, or palustrine wetlands not dominated by woody vegetation

Wetlands not dominated by woody vegetation, and not including acidic, unproductive wetlands

Nonforested:

Wetlands

Beaver flowage

Lake/wetland

Marsh/swamp

 

LITERATURE CITED

Allen, A. W., P. A. Jordan, and J. W. Terrell. 1987. Habitat suitability index models: moose, Lake Superior region. U. S. Department of Interior Biological Report 82:1–47.

Snaith, T. V., K. F. Beazley, F. MacKinnon, and P. N. Duinker. 2004. Preliminary habitat suitability analysis for moose in mainland Nova Scotia, Canada. Alces 38:73–88.



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