TABLE 2.

Global ANOSIM statistics for tests involving patchiness at four spatial scalesa

ScaleSample statistic RNo. of Monte Carlo permutations with scores ≥ RbP value
Stations (nested in basins)−0.139991.000
Basins (nested in lakes)0.23100.001
Lakes (with basins nested)1.000.001
Regions (with lakes nested)−0.0666930.694
  • a The magnitude of R represents the degree of separation between groups defined at the indicated scale (see Materials and Methods).

  • b Out of 999.