Ecological Archives A025-021-A6

Hillary S. Young, Douglas J. McCauley, Rodolfo Dirzo, Jacob R. Goheen, Bernard Agwanda, Cara Brook, Erik Otárola-Castillo, Adam W. Ferguson, Stephen N. Kinyua, Molly M. McDonough, Todd M. Palmer, Robert M. Pringle, Truman P. Young, Kristofer M. Helgen. 2015. Context-dependent effects of large-wildlife declines on small-mammal communities in central Kenya. Ecological Applications 25:348–360. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-0995.1

Appendix F. Proximate drivers of species richness and diversity.

Table F1. Proximate drivers of species richness and diversity (Shannon diversity index) on a per site basis. Significant relationships are noted in bold.

 

 

RICHNESS

DIVERSITY

 

df

F

P

F

P

Environmental correlates

 

 

 

 

 

Type of wildlife loss

3

8.9

<0.0001

0.75

0.53

Annual rainfall

1

0.78

0.38

5.1

0.03

Wildlife abundance (log)

1

0.2

0.66

1.73

0.19

Plant cover

1

0.79

0.38

0.66

0.42

Plant species richness

1

4.36

0.04

2.85

0.09

Seasonal rainfall

1

2.04

0.16

0.04

0.84

Soil sand: silt ratio

1

3.06

0.09

0.98

0.33

Predator activity

31

0.93

0.57

0.95

0.55

Annual rainfall × site type

3

3.71

0.02

0.58

0.63

Soil × site type

3

0.56

0.65

0.67

0.58


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