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Table 1 Herbaceous species richness, relative abundance (%), and diversity in rehabilitated and degraded areas of Suswa catchment during wet and dry seasons

From: Effect of rangeland rehabilitation on the herbaceous species composition and diversity in Suswa catchment, Narok County, Kenya

Treatment    Wet season Dry season
Management Rehabilitated area Degraded area    Rehabilitated area Degraded area  
Slope Upper Middle Lower Upper Middle Lower LSD Upper Middle Lower Upper Middle Lower LSD
Abundance Grasses Annuals 1.50 0.60 0.00 6.50 3.70 2.30 5.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.37 2.73 2.43
Perennials 77.97b 93.27c 99.10d 67.13a 79.70b 91.51c 3.10 88.70ab 95.6bc 99.90c 84.90a 85.90a 91.46a 7.88
Forbs   15.53c 6.07b 0.90a 31.30d 16.57c 6.13b 4.98 11.30bc 1.40a 0.00a 15.10c 12.70bc 2.70ab 8.00
Diversity Grasses Annuals 0.11 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.10 0.36 0.31 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.20 0.18
Perennials 1.35c 1.55e 1.91f 1.07a 1.23b 1.45d 0.07 1.30c 1.53d 1.86e 1.05a 1.22b 1.35c 0.02
Forbs   0.43c 0.09a 0.02a 0.62d 0.46c 0.26b 0.07 0.21 0.33 0.00 0.35 0.25 0.13 0.44
Richness Grasses Annuals 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.67 0.67 3.33 2.45 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.33 0.67 0.59
Perennials 4.67b 8.30d 10.30e 3.00a 5.00b 6.67c 0.84 4.00b 8.00e 10.00f 2.60a 5.00c 6.00d 0.42
Forbs   1.60b 1.00ab 0.30a 5.30d 4.00c 2.00b 0.70 1.30bc 0.33a 0.00a 2.00c 2.00c 1.00b 0.94
  1. Means with different letters within the row are significantly different (P ≤ 0.05) > Tukey’s HSD test