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Table 4 Results of the ANOVA and the Scheffé tests comparing community parameters among the three ecosystems engineered habitats (EE) at each season

From: Habitat complexity and community composition: relationships between different ecosystem engineers and the associated macroinvertebrate assemblages

Seasons Factor Diversity Species richness Total density
F2,57 P Scheffé test F2,57 P Scheffé test F2,57 P Scheffé test
Autumn EE 9.70 <0.01 B < M = S-M 1.83 0.17   14.90 <0.01 B > M = S-M
Winter EE 0.68 0.51   8.98 <0.01 B < M = S-M 60.80 <0.01 B > M = S - M
Spring EE 14.01 <0.01 B < M = S-M 11.22 <0.01 B = M < S-M 11.50 <0.01 B > M = S-M
Summer EE 12.54 <0.01 B < M = S-M 20.09 <0.01 B < M = S-M 9.00 <0.01 B > M = S-M
  1. Cordgrass–mussel-engineered habitat (S-M), mussel-engineered habitat (M), and barnacle-engineered habitat (B)