Table 5

Pearson correlation coefficients between soil variables and species richness components and biomass components across three communities: *indicates significant correlation (P< 0.05); **indicates greatly significant correlation (P< 0.01);n= 77
Component SOM TN TP TK AN pH EC IBL
Richness
HSV 0.169 0.200 0.135 0.272* 0.261* -0.343** 0.280* 0.169
ALV -0.070 -0.010 0.123 0.135 0.096 -0.124 0.089 0.031
Total species in spring 0.087 0.119 0.179 0.249* 0.209 -0.269* 0.194 0.143
Total species in summer 0.007 0.071 0.207 0.189 0.218 -0.265* 0.184 0.090
Total species in autumn -0.200 -0.172 0.083 0.112 0.039 -0.004 -0.112 -0.077
Biomass
Total live and dead (TB) 0.393** 0.341** -0.160 0.328** 0.024 -0.221 0.284* 0.341**
Total live of total species 0.311** 0.255* -0.165 0.265* -0.040 -0.141 0.212 0.251*
Total live of HSV 0.400** 0.412** 0.086 0.283* 0.310** -0.384** 0.408** 0.487**
Total live of ALV 0.330** 0.367** -0.016 0.117 0.284* -0.321** 0.431** 0.365**
AGB of total species 0.204 0.236* 0.007 -0.020 -0.060 -0.104 0.094 0.110
BGB of total species 0.325** 0.185 -0.311** 0.509** -0.001 -0.133 0.276* 0.329**
Total dead 0.423** 0.403** -0.044 0.325** 0.239* -0.328** 0.325** 0.414**

Tao et al.

Tao et al. Botanical Studies 2013 54:59   doi:10.1186/1999-3110-54-59

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