Ecological Archives E090-046-A2

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Appendix B. Indicator species of the MRT groups.

The indicator values for the 9 significant indicator species found in three of the multivariate regression tree (MRT) groups (habitats) are presented in Table B1: groups 1, 4, and 5. MRT groups 2 and 3 do not have statistically significant indicator species at the Sidak-corrected 5% significance level. Fig. B1 shows distribution maps of individuals of those indicator species in (a) MRT group 1, (b) group 4, and (c) group 5.

TABLE B1. Indicator values and Sidak-corrected probabilities (Prob) for the species that are significant indicators of MRT groups.


Species name with # in Appendix A n. ind. Species
abbreviation
Indicator value
(IndVal)
Prob‡

MRT group 1
  #37  Neolitsea aurata var. chekiangensis 9098 NeoAur 0.399 0.057
#100  Camellia fraterna 4134
CamFra
0.455
0.009
MRT group 4
  #14  Quercus serrata var. brevipetiolata 3508 QueSer 0.518 0.033
#118  Lyonia ovalifolia var. hebecarpa 419 LyoOva 0.514 0.027
#122  Rhododendron mariesii 1741 RhoMar 0.674 0.002
MRT group 5
    #4  Platycarya strobilacea 89
PlaStr
0.375
0.030
  #29  Lindera reflexa 53
LinRef
0.328
0.033
  #55  Sorbus folgneri 420
SorFol
0.474
0.034
  #56  Albizia kalkora 454
AlbKal
0.465
0.027

Notes:
† Number of individuals in the Gutian plot.
‡ Probability associated with the indicator value of the species in the given MRT group.

 

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