Figure 4: Habitation site and shell midden depth influence on vegetation greenness.

From: Intertidal resource use over millennia enhances forest productivity

Figure 4: Habitation site and shell midden depth influence on vegetation greenness.
Figure 4

(a) Vegetation greenness by distance from the shell midden boundary (red) or distance from random locations (blue) shown with s.d. of bootstrapped boosted regression tree models and mean vegetation greenness across entire study area shown by a dashed line (0.117). (b) Box plot of difference in vegetation greenness by site type and the depth of shell midden (deep (D)=dark green, medium depth (M)=green, shallow (S)=light green) with vegetation greenness at habitation sites being significantly higher compared with all non-habitation sites (t=3.117, P=0.009). Control sites are located along the coast in areas without shell midden where ‘All’ sites include the entire study area shown in yellow in Fig. 1. Boxes represent first, second and third quartiles with whiskers extending to the highest and lowest value that is within 1.5 × IQR. Significantly higher values are denoted by ‘*’.