TABLE 2

Network statistics associated with distinct Atacama Desert aridity classes and modified arid and margin communities randomly sampled to a community richness level equal to the hyperarid communitya

Network IDSizeDegreeBetweennessEdge countAvg path lengthBetweenness centralization
Original Atacama communities
    Arid55923.98634.3874083.510.04
    Margin35715.63476.2328523.690.06
    Hyperarid12211.34124.925624.360.11
Community richness modified to the hyperarid level
    Arid13110.483.856982.900.07
    Margin11910.872.96802.900.08
  • a Median values are reported for each aridity class. Modified values represent averages of 500 simulations.