Table 7. Differences in mangrove tree density and basal area across community-managed (CF) and state-managed (SF) mangrove forests in Trang, southern Thailand. N = 22 plots for each forest. Statistical test results are for a t-test, †: equal variances; ‡: unequal variances.

Parameter Landward mangrove Seaward mangrove
Tong Tasae (CF) Tab Jak (SF) Laem Makham (CF) To Ban (SF)
Mean tree per plot ha-1 1,372.7 (1119.6) 3,095.5 (1429.4) 4,868.2 (1561.3) 5,654.5 (2544.2)
df = 42, t = -4.45, p < 0.0001 df = 35, t = -1.236, p > 0.05
Mean plot basal area ha-1 (cm2) 78.3 (51.4) 15.4 (11.3) 22.1 (7.2) 9.8 (4.9)
df = 23, t = 5.592, p < 0.0001 df = 42, t = 6.599, p < 0.0001