Allen Press Test of a Habitat Suitability Index for Black Bears in the Southern Appalachians

@inproceedings{Mitchell2012AllenPT,
  title={Allen Press Test of a Habitat Suitability Index for Black Bears in the Southern Appalachians},
  author={Michael S. Mitchell and John W. Zimmerman and Roger A. Powell},
  year={2012}
}
We present a habitat suitability index (HSI) model for black bears (Ursus americanus) living in the southern Appalachians that was developed a priori from the literature, then tested using location and home range data collected in the Pisgah Bear Sanctuary, North Carolina, over a 12-year period. The HSI was developed and initially tested using habitat nd bear data collected over 2 years in the sanctuary. We increased number of habitat sampling sites, included ata collected in areas affected by… CONTINUE READING