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Table 7 Contribution (%) of recalcitrant carbon (C r ) to cumulative mineralized carbon (C cum )

From: Recalcitrant carbon controls the magnitude of soil organic matter mineralization in temperate forests of northern China

Forest type Moisture (%) 5 °C 10 °C 15 °C 20 °C 25 °C 30 °C
Pinus 30 89.70 a 90.67 a 91.49 a 86.72 a 85.83 a 88.18 a
60 91.66 b 93.33 ab 93.61 b 93.21 b 92.72 b 91.39 b
90 93.28 b 94.14 b 95.27 c 93.80 b 93.81 b 92.92 b
Oak 30 89.88 a 89.17 a 91.16 a 88.56 a 90.81 a 86.40 a
60 91.56 ab 92.89 b 94.07 ab 93.21 b 93.19 ab 93.56 b
90 93.68 b 94.41 b 95.49 b 95.17 b 95.23 b 94.68 b
Mixed 30 85.19 a 88.27 a 89.27 a 86.56 a 83.62 a 79.70 a
60 92.08 ab 92.68 b 94.10 ab 92.45 ab 92.90 ab 91.42 ab
90 93.80 b 93.82 b 95.40 b 94.41 b 94.83 b 93.81 b
  1. Variant lowercase letter means significant difference at P < 0.05 among moisture gradients (n = 5)