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Table 2 Mean ± SE percent ground cover by habitat type, Lincoln National Forest, autumn 2005–2006

From: Herbivory of sympatric elk and cattle on Lincoln National Forest, south-central New Mexico

Habitat type 2005 2006
Plant Litter Wood Soil Rock Plant Litter Wood Soil Rock
Aspen 27.4 ± 4.0DX 60.5 ± 4.2CX 7.6 ± 1.0BX 3.5 ± 1.2ABX 0.9 ± 0.4AX 28.7 ± 3.9cx 59.2 ± 3.9bx 11.0 ± 1.3d 1.3 ± 0.1ax 2.0 ± 0.1ax
Thinned 23.9 ± 2.6DX 55.4 ± 2.6AX 14.0 ± 2.1EY 4.2 ± 0.7AX 2.5 ± 0.5BX 34.5 ± 3.5cx 48.2 ± 3.3by 11.0 ± 1.2d 6.3 ± 1.0ay 4.8 ± 0.6ay
Burned 58.3 ± 2.7DY 11.2 ± 1.3ACY 5.6 ± 0.9BZ 15.8 ± 1.9AY 9.3 ± 1.4ABY 70.1 ± 2.7by 6.2 ± 0.8az 8.1 ± 1.1a 7.6 ± 1.1az 11.0 ± 2.0az
Meadow 84.2 ± 1.7BZ 2.1 ± 0.8AZ 0.5 ± 0.2AW 12.1 ± 1.3BZ 1.0 ± 0.7AX 91.7 ± 1.2cz 2.6 ± 0.4bz 1.7 ± 0.2b 7.1 ± 0.8az 5.0 ± 1.0by
  1. ABC and abc Means within a ROW and YEAR sharing a letter do not differ (P > 0.10); XYZ and xyz Means within a column sharing a letter do not differ (P > 0.10)