Ecological Archives A015-068-A8

Karen Beazley, Lara Smandych, Tamaini Snaith, Frances MacKinnon, Peter Austen-Smith, Jr., and Peter Duinker. 2005. Biodiversity considerations in conservation system planning: map-based approach for Nova Scotia, Canada. Ecological Applications 15:2192–2208.

Appendix H. Chi-square values from regression analysis to determine the ability of habitat values and road density to predict moose pellet presence on transects (Snaith et al. 2004). (SI1 = forage, SI1m = forage areas located within 200 m of cover, SI2 = softwood cover, SI3 = mixedwood cover, and SI4 = wetlands).

 

 

Model

Habitat values or roads alone

Habitat and roads combined

Roads after habitat is accounted for

Habitat after roads are accounted for

 

HSI 1

1.567

*16.412

*15.954

1.459

 

HSI 2

1.567

*20.297

*18.085

*5.178

 

HSI 3

0.338

*17.515

*16.702

2.529

 

HSI 4

0.000

*15.830

*15.483

0.892

 

HSI 5

1.059

*19.069

*17.453

*4.022

 

HSI 6

0.254

*17.136

*16.445

2.166

 

SI1

*16.229

*38.576

*21.519

*21.248

 

SI1m

*15.312

*37.388

*21.254

*20.605

 

SI2

0.464

*14.994

*14.291

0.067

 

SI3

0.209

*14.931

*14.501

0.004

 

SI4

3.162

*19.375

*15.886

3.903

 

Roads

*14.927

N/A

N/A

N/A

† One degree of freedom.

‡ Two degrees of freedom.

* Significant result P < 0.05.

LITERATURE CITED

Snaith, T. V., K. F. Beazley, F. MacKinnon, and P. N. Duinker. 2004. Preliminary habitat suitability analysis for moose in mainland Nova Scotia, Canada. Alces 38:73–88.



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