The comparison of usage and availability measurements for evaluating resource preference (PREFER)
Entry ID: NPWRC_PREFER

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Summary
Abstract: The program PREFER performs calculations described in Johnson (1980) to
determine the preference of J individuals for I components (for example,
habitat types or kinds of foods) using availability and use data. The method is
based on ranks of the components by availability and by use. Accordingly, a
virtue of the method is that it provides comparable results whether a
questionable component is ... View entire text
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Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 49.38   S: 45.56   E: -96.18   W: -104.43

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Dataset Title: The comparison of usage and availability measurements for evaluating resource preference (PREFER)
Dataset Release Date: 1980
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Online Resource: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/methods/prefer/index.htm
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NPWRC CONTACT
Contact Address:
8711 37th Street
City: Jamestown
Province or State: North Dakota
Postal Code: 58401
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (701) 253-5539, (701) 253-5553
Email: Douglas_Johnson at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
8711 37th Street SE
City: Jamestown
Province or State: North Dakota
Postal Code: 58401-7317
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Johnson, Douglas H. 1980, The comparison of usage and availability measurements
for evaluating resource preference. Ecology 61:65-71, Ecology 61:65-71.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
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