Table 3. Effect of ecosystem plant species richness, socioeconomic, environmental, geographical, and methodological factors on plant use richness among 40 Ecuadorian localities.

Parameter All communities
n=40
Category 2 communities
n=21
Model R-sq. 0.67** 0.43*
Intercept 0.12 0.74
Ecosystem plant species richness 0.0016* 0.0029*
PC 1: Infrastructure development and population density -0.00027 -0.012
PC 2: Natural habitat conservation 0.038 -0.0063
PC 3: Remoteness of the community 0.039 0.076
Study category 0.46** N/A
Significance levels: *p<0.05, **<0.001.