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Table 3 Pyrodiversity metric models describing plant richness in order of increasing model Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) values (Table 2; Additional file 2: Equation 2.2) in the Illilouette Creek basin in Yosemite National Park and Sugarloaf Valley in Kings Canyon National Park, California, USA. The analysis using Equation 3 (Additional file 2: Equation 2.3) included functional divergence at 50 m. Public data were collected beginning in early 1900s. Field data were collected from 2002 to 2013 to observe naturally occurring patterns of forest and understory structure and composition in relationship to fire regime

From: Drivers of understory plant communities in Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forests with pyrodiversity

Buffer (m) Pyrodiversity metric AIC
50 Functional divergence 1582.32
100 Simpson’s diversity 1586.58
75 Simpson’s diversity 1587.34
50 Functional dispersion 1588.12
50 Simpson’s diversity 1588.30
75 Functional divergence 1589.85
100 Functional richness 1593.33
75 Functional dispersion 1598.83
75 Functional richness 1599.58
25 All pyrodiversity indices 1602.51
100 Functional divergence 1602.98
250 Functional richness 1605.58
25 Functional richness 1606.05
25 Simpson’s diversity 1606.74
100 Functional dispersion 1608.21
250 Simpson’s diversity 1609.48
25 Functional dispersion 1609.67
250 Functional dispersion 1609.86
250 Functional divergence 1610.77
25 Functional divergence 1611.10
75 All pyrodiversity indices 1611.93
100 All pyrodiversity indices 1612.16
50 All pyrodiversity indices 1612.89
250 All pyrodiversity indices 1615.00