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Table 1 Responses of soil properties to throughfall reduction treatment (TRT)

From: Differential responses of net N mineralization and nitrification to throughfall reduction in a Castanopsis hystrix plantation in southern China

Season Parameter 0–10 cm 10–20 cm
Control TRT Control TRT
Wet season pH 4.15 (0.03) a 4.17 (0.04) a 4.24 (0.03) a 4.26 (0.04) a
  SOC (g∙kg−1) 35.99 (1.61) a 33.35 (2.87) a 20.90 (2.84) a 16.92 (1.86) a
TN (g∙kg−1) 2.46 (0.00) a 2.32 (0.26) a 1.40 (0.18) a 1.42 (0.11) a
C/N ratio 14.61 (0.67) a 14.50 (0.46) a 14.93 (0.34) a 11.90 (0.56) b
DOC (mg∙kg−1) 698.79 (28.54) a 707.36 (48.97) a 609.63 (22.95) a 529.54 (15.91) b
DON (mg∙kg−1) 28.14 (2.70) a 34.26 (11.07) a 41.28 (7.60) a 44.78 (2.68) a
Dry season pH 4.65 (0.02) b 4.76 (0.00) a 4.89 (0.06) a 4.89 (0.04) a
  SOC (g∙kg−1) 41.59 (4.33) a 37.35 (4.43) a 28.48 (5.78) a 20.21 (2.18) a
TN (g∙kg−1) 2.73 (0.07) a 2.49 (0.23) a 1.50 (0.17) a 1.49 (0.08) a
C/N ratio 15.18 (1.33) a 14.96 (0.50) a 18.83 (2.29) a 13.55 (0.97) a
DOC (mg∙kg−1) 2616.20 (497.16) a 2127.80 (42.23) a 1402.90 (273.08) a 880.58 (78.24) a
DON (mg∙kg−1) 19.18 (3.68) a 12.69 (2.70) a 26.16 (0.66) a 25.20 (4.88) a
  1. Different lowercase letters indicate significant differences between TRT and the control for the same soil depth and season (P < 0.05). Values are mean (n = 3) with SE in parentheses