Table 2: Pearson’s correlation between mountain nyala and Menelik’s bushbuck scat counts versus different disturbance parameters among dominant habitats of Galama Mountains in both dry and wet seasons.

Habitat types Disturbance parameters
LVDWLVDDSCWNFSCDNFNumber of plots burned

Mixed plantation forest
 MNSW
NVNANANA
 MNSDNV
NANANA
 MBSW
NVNANANA
 MBSDNV
NANANA
Natural forest
 MBSW
NV
NANA
 MBSDNV


NA
Erica
 MNSW
NVNANA
 MNSDNV
NANA
 MBSDNV
NANA
Afro-alpineNA
 MNSDNV
NANA

Note. indicates that the correlation is significant at the 0.001 level, whereas indicates that correlation is significant at 0.05 level. MNSW: mountain nyala scat wet, MNSD: mountain nyala scat dry, MBSW: Menelik’s bushbuck scat wet, MBSD: Menelik’s bushbuck scat dry, LVDW: livestock dung wet, LVDD: livestock dung dry, SCWNF: scat count wet natural forest, SCDNF: scat count dry natural forest, NV: not valid, and NA: not available.