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Table 2 The proportion (and number) of forest plots from three river gorges assigned to different vegetation associations

From: Using classification assignment rules to assess land-use change impacts on forest biodiversity at local-to-national scales

Associations (Code, Name) Area (ha) Nationally Mokihinui lower gorge (n = 45) Mokihinui upper gorge (n = 42) Karamea lower gorge (n = 43)
a:BlPF15 Weinmannia racemosa – Hedycarya arborea (Melicytus ramiflorus) / Dicksonia squarrosa – Freycinetia banksii – Ripogonum scandens forest 15,100 29% (13) 0 40% (17)
a:BBlF3 Fuscospora truncata – Weinmannia racemosa / Myrsine salicina – Metrosideros fulgens – Coprosma foetidissima / Blechnum discolor forest 45,400 20% (9) 0 5% (2)
a:BlPF12 Weinmannia racemosa – Prumnopitys ferruginea / Pseudowintera axillaris – Myrsine salicina – Cyathea smithii forest 60,500 9% (4) 0 7% (3)
a:PF4 Weinmannia racemosa – Dacrydium cupressinum – Hedycarya arborea / Dicksonia squarrosa – Freycinetia banksii – Metrosideros fulgens forest 37,800 2% (1) 0 2% (1)
a:BBlPF4 Weinmannia racemosa – Fuscospora fusca (Lophozonia menziesii) / Griselinia littoralis / Blechnum discolor – Grammitis billardierei forest 173,900 2% (1) 38% (16) 16% (7)
a:BPF2 Lophozonia menziesii – Pseudowintera colorata – Weinmannia racemosa / Cyathea smithii / Microlaena avenacea – Metrosideros diffusa forest 52,900 0 17% (7) 0
a:BPF4 Fuscospora truncata–Weinmannia racemosa / Blechnum discolor forest 60,500 0 5% (2) 0
a:BlPF13 Weinmannia racemosa – Pseudowintera colorata – Carpodetus serratus – Griselinia littoralis / Asplenium flaccidium – Blechnum discolor forest 30,250 0 5% (2) 0
a:BF16 Fuscospora fusca – Lophozonia menziesii / Carpodetus serratus / Blechnum discolor forest 128,550 0 2% (1) 0
a:BF17 Weinmannia racemosa – Fuscospora fusca – Lophozonia menziesii / Griselinia littoralis – Coprosma foetidissima / Blechnum discolor forest 30,250 0 2% (1) 0
a:BF21 Fuscospora truncata – Lophozonia menziesii – Weinmannia racemosa/ Griselinia littoralis – Leucopogon fasciculatus forest 37,800 0 2% (1) 0
a:BPF3 Lophozonia menziesii – Weinmannia racemosa – Prumnopitys ferruginea – Dacrydium cupressinum / Pseudopanax crassifolius – Coprosma foetidissima / Grammitis billardierei forest 37,800 0 2% (1) 0
a:BBlPF2 Lophozonia menziesii – Metrosideros umbellata –Weinmannia racemosa – Quintinia serrate – (Fuscospora truncata) / Phyllocladus alpinus forest 68,000 0 2% (1) 2% (1)
a:BF20 Fuscospora fusca – Lophozonia menziesii / Pseudowintera colorata – Griselinia littoralis – Carpodetus serratus / Blechnum fluviatile forest 90,700 0 0 2% (1)
Outliers   38% (17) 24% (10) 26% (11)
  1. Vegetation associations are as defined by Wiser and De Cáceres (2013). The value for the gorge where the association was most frequent is indicated in bold. Associations are ordered by descending frequency in the Mokihinui lower gorge, Mokihinui upper gorge, and Karamea lower gorge, respectively. Floristic and environmental details of the associations can be found in the above citation and at http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/factsheets/woody-types. Association names follow the convention of the International Vegetation Classification (Grossman et al. 1998). Association codes indicate broad structural forest types
  2. BF beech forest, BBlF beach-broadleaved forest, BBlPF beech-broadleaved-podocarp, BlPF broadleaved-podocarp forest, BPF beech-podocarp forest, PF podocarp forest