Aquatic Species Distribution Modeling and Threat Analysis in the Northwestern Plains Ecoregion

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Work for this project will consist of developing species distribution models for the pearl dace, northern redbelly x finescale dace hybrid, paddlefish, pallid sturgeon, and sauger.  The species models will be created using abiotic variables independent of current condition.  In addition, a threat assessment will be conducted using 12-digit HUCs as the assessment unit.  Ranks for individual metrics will be rolled into an overall aggregated threat score.