HOME CINMS MSG PROJECT HABITAT DISTRIBUTIONS MISCELLANEOUS GROUP MEMBERS
ABSTRACT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
PROJECT OBJECTIVES
STUDY AREA
SPECIES SELECTION

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PHASE II
PHASE III
PHASE IV
SUMMARY
MODEL OUTPUTS
Species Selection

To create a GIS model of potential species habitat distribution, a set of species must first be selected. The habitat requirements of the species must be converted to the model input parameters. Data on the observed distribution of species can serve as controls against which the model outputs can be tested.

Although not meant to be an exhaustive list of existing species in the region, the individual species in the project's Species List were chosen because they represent the range of plant, invertebrate, and vertebrate marine species in the Santa Barbara Channel. Additionally, those in the Species List were selected based upon a set of criteria that

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