Table 7: Comparison of mean estimated total above-ground biomass (per species) between model 13 and six previously published allometric equations (see Table 3) with t-test. The value in parenthesis represents the mean biomass for the current equation whereas those outside the parenthesis represent the means of the previous equations.

PairMean value

Model 13 versus Gehring et al. [21]126.64 (62.40)0.023
Model 13 versus Gerwing and Farias [20]242.30 (62.40)<0.001
Model 13 versus Putz [29]108.68 (62.40)0.019
Model 13 versus Hozumi et al. [22]87.07 (62.40)0.079
Model 13 versus Beekman [30]116.48 (62.40)0.034
Model 13 versus Schnitzer et al. [3]140.3 (62.40)0.013