Blackpoll Warbler was selected as a representative species for the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project of the North Atlantic LCC (https://scholarworks.umass.edu/designing_sustainable_landscapes/). The habitat clusters (ecological systems) and associated wildlife species that it represents generally comprise boreal coniferous forests and montane boreal forests in particular. The Landscape Capability (LC) index integrates habitat capability, climate suitability and prevalence into a single index that reflects the relative capacity of a site to support the species.
DeLuca, William V., "Representative Species Model: Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)" (2018). Data and Datasets. 68.