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Table 1 General characteristics of the four forest restoration stages

From: Linkage of microbial living communities and residues to soil organic carbon accumulation along a forest restoration gradient in southern China

Restoration stage Restoration year Dominant species Elevation (m) AGB (kg·ha− 1)
F14 14–16 Loropetalum chinensis,
Cunninghamia lanceolata,
Quercus fabri
120–135 15695.79 ± 3377.31b
F49 49–50 Pinus massoniana,
Lithocarpus glaber,
Loropetalum chinensis
135–160 107684.94 ± 5452.03a
F70 ~ 70 Lithocarpus glaber,
Choerospondias axillaris,
Cyclobalanopsis glauca
85–99 114287.05 ± 13889.07a
UF Old-growth forest Lithocarpus glaber,
Cleyera japonica,
Cyclobalanopsis glauca
200–260 120695.16 ± 11552.85a
  1. Different letters indicate significant differences between the four forests at the P < 0.05 level. Values represent means ± SE (n = 6). The F14, F49, F70, and UF refer to the respective restoration stage, the same below. Abbreviations: AGB above-ground biomass