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Table 1 Overview of shade tree species diversity and selected dendrometric parameters in the different study districts

From: Shade tree diversity and aboveground carbon stocks in Theobroma cacao agroforestry systems: implications for REDD+ implementation in a West African cacao landscape

  Tree abundancea Species richnessb Shade tree stem density (ha−1) Mean tree height (m) Mean stem diameter (cm) Shannon H’ Shannon H max Shannon J’
Adabokrom 97 35 10.8 ± 1.27 15.1 ± 0.74 51.6 ± 3.67 1.42 1.54 0.92
Akontombra 84 27 9.33 ± 1.22 11.9 ± 1.05 31.2 ± 4.71 1.22 1.43 0.85
Asempaneye 128 45 14.2 ± 1.11 19.1 ± 1.41 47.7 ± 3.91 1.51 1.65 0.92
Asumura 147 37 16.3 ± 2.58 13.8 ± 1.19 35.0 ± 3.97 1.04 1.57 0.66
Goaso 146 49 16.2 ± 3.00 15.3 ± 1.24 43.0 ± 3.55 1.52 1.69 0.90
New Edubiase 184 43 20.6 ± 3.25 18.2 ± 0.99 44.9 ± 2.85 1.34 1.63 0.82
Nkawie 136 40 15.1 ± 2.47 12.8 ± 0.64 36.6 ± 3.31 1.40 1.60 0.88
Offinso 204 46 22.8 ± 1.71 13.5 ± 0.82 40.2 ± 3.68 1.29 1.66 0.77
Sankore 108 35 12.0 ± 2.71 18.2 ± 1.58 49.6 ± 3.64 1.39 1.54 0.90
Wiawso 165 34 18.3 ± 3.57 13.7 ± 1.42 33.1 ± 3.72 0.99 1.53 0.65
  1. aTotal number of stems enumerated on a total plot size of 9 ha. These comprise all timber and non-timber tree species
  2. bNumber of different individual tree species recorded on a total plot size of 9 ha
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