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Table 2 Spatial differences in total biomass and total number of taxa at the scales of area, location and site (ANOVA; significance level P < 0.05)

From: Spatial variability in intertidal macroalgal assemblages on the North Portuguese coast: consistence between species and functional group approaches

Source df Biomass Number of taxa
MS F P MS F P
Area 1 737.537 4.27 0.073 1.600 0.02 0.894
Location (Re) 8 172.731 1.11 0.397 84.167 2.36 0.057
Site (Lo (Re)) 20 155.556 1.50 0.117 35.711 2.95 0.001
Residual 60 103.991    12.111   
Total 89       
Cochran’s C-test   0.178ns    0.095ns