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Table 1 Description of the study sites

From: Decomposition dynamics of coarse woody debris of three important central European tree species

Site Year of tree fall Elevationa (m a.s.l.) Soil typeb Average temperaturec per year (°C) Precipitationc (mm per year)
Forêt de Ha-guenau (FdH) 1999 150–170 Gleyic Cambisol 10.98 645
Bienwald (Biw) 1999 100–130 Cambisol 10.0 680–700
Röttlerwald (Roe) 1999 510–590 Luvisol and Cambisol 9–10 900–1080
Lotharpfad (Lot) 1999 950 Podsolic Cambisol 7.0 1700
Hofstatt (Hof) 1990 320–340 Luvisol 8.8 800
Silbersandgrube (Sig) 1990 550 Luvisol 7.8 665
Kiekenbruch (Kib) 1972 70 Podsolic Cambisol 8.5 657
  1. aaccording to GPS; bFAO (2006); caccording to forest office information