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Table 6 Pearson correlation coefficients among diversity indices, number of shade trees and C content of trees in ten cacao growing districts in Ghana

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

  Crown  % Shannon H’ Shannon H max Shannon J Shade trees C Total C
Shannon H’ 0.7107*     
Shannon H max 0.6788* 0.4994 ns    
Shannon J 0.5269 ns 0.9333** 0.1556 ns   
Shade trees C 0.8952** 0.5791 ns 0.7078* 0.3692 ns  
Total C 0.8823** 0.4716 ns 0.4920 ns 0.3286 ns 0.8807**  
No. of shade trees 0.2988 ns −0.2202 ns 0.6467* −0.5190 ns 0.4560 ns 0.3595 ns
  1. ns not significant
  2. Asterisks denote statistical significance of correlations: * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01
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