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Table. 1 Mean living-tree biomass (above and belowground) for different forest categories affected by various factors. Plots, where a possible influence of a certain factor could not be assured, were excluded from the respective part of the analysis. SE = standard error, n = number of plots

From: Geoecological parameters indicate discrepancies between potential and actual forest area in the forest-steppe of Central Mongolia

  F1 SE n F2 SE n F3 SE n F4 SE n G1 SE n
Total 198.7 11.2 29 208.0 11.8 31 212.5 13.9 31 182.0 12.9 34 142.2 10.7 10
Forest interior 219.3 14.0 18 218.2 12.6 26 220.6 13.4 26 181.7 13.8 30 145.4 15.0 7
Forest edge 165.1 13.7 11 155.2 21.0 5 170.7 46.2 5 184.3 35.2 4 134.8 2.7 3
Difference 54.2    63.0    49.9    −2.6    10.6   
No fire indicators;
no logging
211.5 22.3 2 210.7 18.1 5 219.0 12.8 4 170.7 14.3 15    
No fire indicators 204.8 18.7 14 206.2 12.8 14 194.3 17.4 21 168.3 13.3 23 122.1 2.7 2
Fire indicators 179.5 15.2 9 171.6 20.9 11 231.3 14.4 6 175.5 39.7 5 154.9   1
Difference 25.2    34.6    −36.9    −7.2      
No logging 211.5 22.3 2 234.3 11.9 8 238.8 23.8 6 180.4 13.7 18 134.1 4.0 2
Logging 197.8 11.9 27 198.9 14.4 23 207.4 16.6 24 183.8 22.7 16 144.3 13.2 8
Difference 13.7    35.4    31.4    −3.4      
Slope debris 211.0 18.4 13 207.8 16.5 18 196.3 18.5 19 176.7 14.3 28    
Sand layer 188.8 13.3 16 204.5 15.8 14 238.3 18.3 12 214.4 24.5 7    
Difference 22.2    3.4    −42.0    −37.7