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Table 2 Stepwise multiple linear regression results of environmental, physical, and biological factors influencing Shannon Index (H), Shannon Evenness Index (E H ), and taxonomic richness for zooplankton, littoral macroinvertebrates and fishes

From: Interactive effects of chemical and biological controls on food-web composition in saline prairie lakes

Biodiversity metric Regression r2adj.
H −0.8 salinity + 0.6 Chl a - 0.4 SRP - 0.1 NH4+ 0.85
EH −0.7 salinity - 0.5 area 0.74
Zooplankton richness −0.7 salinity + 0.4 Chl a - 0.3 NO3- + 0.2 elevation 0.82
Littoral macroinvertebrate richness −0.7 salinity 0.48
Fish richness −0.8 salinity - 0.2 NO3- 0.74
  1. H and EH are calculated only for zooplankton.