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Table 2 Soil N and C/N ratio at different soil depths in different land-use types

From: Effects of adjacent land-use types on the distribution of soil organic carbon stocks in the montane area of central Taiwan

Land-use type Depth (cm) N (%) C/N ratio
Tea plantation 0–5 1.03 (0.29)a 11.3 (0.8)
5–10 0.52 (0.131) 10.7 (0.2)
10–30 0.19 (0.025) 10.1 (0.4)
30–50 0.11 (0.015) 8.20 (0.53)
Bamboo forest 0–5 0.77 (0.215) 10.6 (0.3)
5–10 0.69 (0.057) 10.5 (0.5)
10–30 0.26 (0.053) 9.93 (0.66)
30–50 0.14 (0.025) 7.11 (0.79)
Japanese cedar forest 0–5 2.08 (0.54) 15.4 (0.3)
5–10 0.80 (0.061) 13.1 (0.8)
10–30 0.29 (0.064) 11.4 (1.4)
30–50 0.16 (0.015) 8.65 (1.80)
Taiwania forest 0–5 2.82 (0.71) 12.2 (2.2)
5–10 1.10 (0.39) 14.5 (1.9)
10–30 0.26 (0.046) 10.9 (2.0)
30–50 0.13 (0.031) 7.00 (2.12)
ANOVA for significance of
 Land-use type JC = TW > TP = BM*** JC > TW > TP = BM***
 Depth (cm) 0–5 > 5–10 > 10–30 = 30–50*** 0–5 = 5–10 > 10–30 > 30–50***
  1. TP tea plantation, BM bamboo forest, JC Japanese Cedar forest, TW Taiwania forest
  2. *** p < 0.001
  3. aValues in parentheses are stand errors (n = 3)