Fig. 6: The effect of land conservation category and of the Human Influence Index on the carbon and biodiversity losses in the Atlantic Forest. | Nature Communications

Fig. 6: The effect of land conservation category and of the Human Influence Index on the carbon and biodiversity losses in the Atlantic Forest.

From: The erosion of biodiversity and biomass in the Atlantic Forest biodiversity hotspot

Fig. 6

Each point represents the posterior mean of the standardized effect sizes of the multivariate regression models containing the joint losses of a forest biomass and species richness (n = 1647 surveys) and b of community-weighted means of species properties (n = 1213 surveys). For the categorical variable ‘land conservation’, posterior means refer to the estimates of the model intercept, while for the continuous variable ‘human influence’ the means are the estimates of the model slope. The error bars (i.e. 95% credibility intervals) touching the dashed line reflect the lack of support of a significant effect of the covariables. The coefficient of correlation of each model (R2) is reported in parentheses. Legend: Protected areas indicate Strict protection and Sustainable use conservation units; Other lands indicate research centres, university campuses, botanical gardens, and military and indigenous lands; APA indicate private lands inside areas with sustainable use of natural resources, locally known as “Environmental Protection Areas” (APA is the acronym in Portuguese).

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