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Table 1 Description of the study sites

From: Nutrient retention and release in coarse woody debris of three important central European tree species and the use of NIRS to determine deadwood chemical properties

Site Year of tree fall Location
[lat (°N) long (°E)]
Elevationa
(m a.s.l.)
Soil typeb Average temperaturec per year (°C) Precipitationc
(mm per year)
Forêt de Haguenau (FdH) 1999 48.859436, 7.854333 150–170 Gleyic Cambisol 10.98 645
Bienwald (Biw) 1999 49.039056, 8.187283 100–130 Cambisol 10.0 680-700
Röttlerwald (Roe) 1999 47.659397, 7.672778 510–590 Luvisol and Cambisol 9–10 900–1080
Lotharpfad (Lot) 1999 48.506033, 8.222183 950 Podsolic Cambisol 7 1700
Hofstatt (Hof) 1990 49.312522, 9.555708 320–340 Luvisol 8.8 800
Silbersandgrube (Sig) 1990 48.595608, 9.019817 550 Luvisol 7.8 665
Kiekenbruch (Kib) 1972 52.672028 10.648928 70 Podsolic Cambisol 8.5 657
  1. aAccording to GPS
  2. bFAO 2006
  3. cAccording to forest office information