Table 4

Correlation between availability of composite variables (factor scores) and various measures of community change. Coefficients are Spearman's R, with p-levels in parentheses. Correlations with p > 0.05 not reported. No community characteristics were correlated with Factors 3,5,6,7 or 8.

Factor 1

Factor 2

Factor 4


Species Richness

Overall

0.77 (0.009)

DA

0.81 (0.004)

DT

CT

0.91 (0.000)

NA(F)

0.82 (0.003)

NA(L)

Number of Egs

0.69 (0.028)

Species per EG

Overall

0.72 (0.019)

CT

DA

DT

NA(F)

NA(L)

S/G ratio

Averaged across EGs

CT

0.66 (0.036)

DA

0.85 (0.002)

DT

NA(F)

0.71 (0.020)

NA(L)

0.80 (0.006)


Pawar et al. BMC Ecology 2004 4:10   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-4-10

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