Fish Habitat Database

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Originator: Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Fish Habitat Database
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Publisher: Great Lakes Science Center
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Online_Linkage: http://www.glfc.org/fishmgmt/habitat/contents.htm
Description:
Abstract:
The Fish Habitat Database is a synthesis of extensive information on habitat requirements and characteristics of selected Great Lakes fish species. Sponsored by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission through its Habitat Advisory Board, the Fish Habitat Database was developed in response to a need for habitat information on Great Lakes fish species. This need was identified in part in the Joint Strategic Plan for Management of the Great Lakes Fisheries. In addition, natural resource managers from environmental agencies indicated a need for fish habitat data in order to develop and implement Fish Management Plans, Lakewide Management Plans, and Remedial Action Plans that recognize fish as an integral component of the Great Lakes ecosystem. The database potentially contains habitat information for 18 selected fish species at five stages of their life and in six bodies of water. This information was obtained primarily from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Habitat Suitability Index Models and other data where available. This version of the database is not the final product. In fact, information gaps are present in this version. The database is intended to be an ongoing effort which will need maintenance as new needs are identified and new information is discovered. The Great Lakes Fishery Commission is seeking an individual or agency that will be able to take over this role on behalf of other users in the Great Lakes basin.
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Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -96.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: Fish
Theme_Keyword: Fish Habitat
Theme_Keyword: Habitat
Theme_Keyword: Database
Theme_Keyword: Great Lakes
Theme_Keyword: Great Lakes Fish Species
Theme_Keyword: Alewife
Theme_Keyword: Atlantic Salmon
Theme_Keyword: Brown Trout
Theme_Keyword: Chinook Salmon
Theme_Keyword: Coho Salmon
Theme_Keyword: Gizzard Shad
Theme_Keyword: Lake Herring
Theme_Keyword: Lake Trout
Theme_Keyword: Lake Whitefish
Theme_Keyword: Largemouth Bass
Theme_Keyword: Muskellunge
Theme_Keyword: Northern Pike
Theme_Keyword: Pink Salmon
Theme_Keyword: Rainbow Smelt
Theme_Keyword: Rainbow Trout
Theme_Keyword: Smallmouth Bass
Theme_Keyword: Walleye
Theme_Keyword: Yellow Perch
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES > GREAT LAKES FISH
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT NELSON
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Great Lakes Science Center
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 1451 Green Road
City: Ann Arbor
State_or_Province: Michigan
Postal_Code: 48105
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (734) 214-7243
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scott_nelson@usgs.gov
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The Fish Habitat Database, a document containing extensive information on habitat characteristics and requirements of several Great Lakes fish species, has potential to become a valuable source of detailed information on fish ecology. In order for this compilation to be truly useful, however, the information it contains must be accurate and reliable. Upon examination of randomly selected entries in the March 1993 Review Copy, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission found that some information in the database had been inaccurately reported from the original publication. These errors caused concern over the credibility of the database, and further examination of the cited information was necessary to determine the document's usefulness. In July 1993, an additional twenty-five randomly selected entries were checked for accuracy, giving the GLFC a better sense of the databases dependability. METHODS A system was developed to ensure that entries checked for accuracy would be randomly selected. First, a list of random numbers was developed using a random number generator on a scientific calculator. once this list of numbers was obtained, these were used as the reference numbers by which entries were accessed. The calculator produced random numbers 0 through 999, therefore entries with reference numbers 1000 or greater were not selected. Reference numbers were looked up in the appendix "List of Reference Numbers by Fish," a sequential listing of reference numbers indicating the fish species each number referred to. Once the type of fish was known, the section of the database pertaining to that fish was quickly scanned to locate the entry containing the specific reference number. After locating the entry, the information located under the heading "Details" was noted and checked against the source of that information. The original publication was indicated under "Primary Reference Number," which contained a different number corresponding to the information's citation. Citations were listed in the appendix "Literature Cited (by [Primary] Reference Number)." If the journal or article referred to in the citation was available, the text was obtained and checked against the information in the database (research was done at the GLFC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, limiting the entries which could be checked to those whose source could be obtained at either of these locations). Any differences between the source and the database were noted. This process was repeated until twenty-five entries were checked against their original publication. RESULTS The majority of entries that were checked contained information that had been correctly reported from the original. Out of twenty-five entries whose information was checked, three were found to have questionable citations: 1) Reference number 69 contained primary reference (PR) number 386. The citation indicated by this PR number refers to an article that does not contain any information similar to that which is included in the entry. 2) Reference number 294 contained PR number 340. The journal article referred to by this citation contains no information similar to information contained in the entry. It is possible that the PR number contained in the entry was mistyped, thereby preventing the correct citation from being located. It is also possible that the information in these entries can be located using the review number listed in the entry, which was 109 in both cases. Although it is not clear what function the review number serves, the book referred to by 109 was not available for clarification. 3) Reference Number 142 contained PR number 75. The article referred to in this citation, "Van Oosten, J. 1947. Mortality of Smelt, Osmerus mordax (Mitchell), in Lakes Huron and Michigan during the Fall and Winter of 1942-1943. Transacions of the American Fishery Society 76:283-289,11 was inaccurately reported. The "Mortality of Smelt... 11 article by Van Oosten actually appears in volume 74 of the same journal, pages 310-337. The only other inconsistency between the sources and database information was in measurement units after conversion to the metric system. Although this is a minor point and the information is still technically correct, values are not consistently converted throughout the database (a quick scan of the database revealed some values reported in standard measure, instead of metric). It is also not a verbatim representation of the original author's research. Specifically, data in entries with reference numbers 958, 69, 13, 454, and 749 were found to be converted from the original publication.
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/BRD/GLSC > Great Lakes Science Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: SCOTT NELSON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Great Lakes Science Center
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 1451 Green Road
City: Ann Arbor
State_or_Province: Michigan
Postal_Code: 48105
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (734) 214-7243
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scott_nelson@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: GLFC_FishHabitatDatabase
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040521
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121221
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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