International Journal of Forestry Research / 2012 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Analysis of Soil-Vegetation Interrelationships in a South-Southern Secondary Forest of Nigeria

Table 5

Result of canonical correlation analysis of relationships between soil and vegetationa.

VariablesCanonical variates
12

Soil properties
 Exchangeable sodium0.580.38
 Organic matter0.710.15
 CEC0.040.20
 Exchangeable calcium0.040.16
 Sand content−0.300.64
Redundancy coefficient0.190.12
Vegetation characteristics
 Tree size0.820.57
 Tree density0.99−0.15
Redundancy coefficient0.830.16
Canonical correlation coefficient0.990.97
Squared canonical correlation0.980.94
X2
Degree of freedom (df)104
values

underlined with canonical loadings ≥ ±0.70 are considered significant.
at 5% significance level.

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