Table 3. Comparison of mean traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and Use indexes among interviewee groups defined by hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) and generations.

Variables Values TEK_general TEK_past TEK_transhumance TEK_environment Use
Mean TEK Kruskal-Wallis Mean TEK Kruskal-Wallis Mean TEK Kruskal-Wallis Mean TEK Kruskal-Wallis Mean Use Kruskal-Wallis
Groups HCA A 29.91A χ2 = 103.39§ 19.84A χ2 = 84.01§ 24.23A χ2 = 88.70§ 22.59A χ2 = 61.02§ 10.12A χ2 = 15.66§
B 47.58A 40.11AB 39.98A 43.39A 36.91B
C 58.06B 48.73B 56.41B 52.79B 37.04B
D 69.71C 61.56C 68.69C 63.00C 39.47B
Generations young 49.98A χ2 = 29.49§ 40.52A χ2 = 36.76§ 45.98A χ2 = 19.84§ 44.00A χ2 = 18.87§ 33.47A χ2 = 14.13§
middle 60.65B 50.03AB 58.75B 55.76B 38.23AB
mature 60.97B 52.86BC 59.27B 55.29B 46.73B
elder 66.17B 59.92C 63.11B 59.65B 30.63A
Mean   59.760   51.278   57.044   53.942   36.640  
† significant at the ≤10% level
‡ significant at the ≤ 5% level
§ significant at the ≤ 1% level
Superindexes (A, B, and C) indicate the result of the Dunn's multiple comparison test showing significance at the ≤ 10% level.