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Table 1 Forest structure in Nothofagus forest of Tierra del Fuego, according to forest type (deciduous, mixed, or evergreen) and landscape location (coast or mountain)

From: The influence of canopy-layer composition on understory plant diversity in southern temperate forests

Factor BA (m2∙ha−1) N (ind∙ha−1) DH (m) MD (cm) CC (%) RDR (w∙m−2) RDF (w∙m−2) RT (%)
Type Deciduous 66.55 a 380.68 a 21.97 b 63.19 c 89.98 0.80 a 3.36 12.58
Mixed 77.10 ab 909.87 b 17.65 a 47.98 b 88.32 1.02 b 4.27 15.97
Evergreen 84.50 b 1238.47 b 15.93 a 37.54 a 87.02 0.78 a 3.93 14.20
F(p) 7.12 (0.002) 21.36 (<0.001) 12.31 (<0.001) 33.35 (<0.001) 2.55 (0.088) 3.24 (0.047) 2.99 (0.059) 3.03 (0.057)
Location Coast 71.37 a 790.02 18.73 51.73 87.37 a 0.87 4.08 14.97
Mountain 80.73 b 895.97 18.31 47.41 89.52 b 0.86 3.62 13.52
F(p) 5.76 (0.020) 0.15 (0.701) 0.17 (0.683) 2.81 (0.100) 4.03 (0.049) 0.02 (0.884) 2.27 (0.138) 1.67 (0.202)
Type × Location F(p) 5.71 (0.006) 2.61 (0.083) 1.80 (0.175) 0.75 (0.476) 1.73 (0.187) 3.71 (0.031) 0.76 (0.471) 1.22 (0.303)
  1. The studied variables were basal area (BA), density (N), dominant height (DH), diameter at breast height (MD), canopy cover (CC), direct solar radiation (RDR), diffuse radiation (RDF) and total radiation ratio (RT). N was ln transformed to accomplish ANOVA assumptions, but not transformed data are shown
  2. F(p) = Fisher statistic with probability between brackets. Different letters show differences by Tukey test at p < 0.05