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Table 4 Frequency parameters of different visual parameters

From: Appraisal of arid land status: a holistic assessment pertains to bio-physical indicators and ecosystem values

Parameters Events Skewness (Pearson) Kurtosis (Pearson) Kolmogorov-Smirnov test (at alpha 0.05 level)
Removal of plant parts P 562 − 0.967 0.166
IP 0.816 − 0.681 0.075
NP − 0.166 − 1.09 0.431
Liter condition P − 1.57 0.529 0.003NS
IP − 1.57 0.529 0.003 NS
NP 1.6 3.2 0.007
Botanical species composition of climax P 1.6 3.2 0.007
IP 0.816 − 0.681 0.075
NP 1.324 1.147 0.281
RIV of climax species P 1.25 1.21 0.091
IP 1.14 0.87 0.011
NP 0.817 − 0.313 0.172
Carrying capacity (ACU/100 ha) P 0 − 2.16 0.11
IP 0 − 0.521 0.06
NP − 0.04 − 0.52 0.063
Grazing intensity P 0 − 0.521 0.063
IP 0 − 1.3 0.387
NP − 0.123 − 1.53 0.615
Density of un-palatable species P − 0.754 − 1.11 0.078
IP − 0.589 − 0.26 0.11
NP − 0.277 − 0.708 0.558