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Table 3 Range of various communities, soil, and various assessment indices

From: Appraisal of arid land status: a holistic assessment pertains to bio-physical indicators and ecosystem values

Parameters Pulse Inter-pulse Non-pulse
Bare patch 2.4–23.61 (5.93) 4.59–29.23 (16.54) 3.65–37.31 (21.70)
Species richness 7–12 (9.08) 4–8 (5.92) 2–7 (3.83)
Shannon diversity 1.73–2.38 (2.02) 1.3–2.0 (1.68) 0.54–1.71 (1.14)
Evenness 0.56–1.71 (0.93) 0.81–1.9 (0.95) 0.86–1.04 (0.89)
Soil organic carbon 19.16–187.89 (54.1) 62.86–384 (166.42) 19.54–432 (153.50)
Soil phosphorus 21.38–54.06 (37.05) 10.36–44.8 (24.45) 4.74–25.30 (11.44)
Soil nitrogen 19.16–76.25 (40.28) 18.95–112.65 (76.85) 16.85–255 (90.95)
Soil pH 6.58–9.11 (8.56) 6.23–7.97 (7.53) 6.3–8.15 (7.77)
Soil EC (mSm) 0.13–0.54 (0.26) 0.14–0.28 (0.23) 0.10–0.29 (0.16)
Soil moisture (%) 3.81–12.42 (7.17) 0.93–4.53 (1.80) 0.36–1.86 (0.86)
Relative coverage score 0.02–0.36 (0.16) 0.013–0.15 (0.05) 0.005–0.14 (0.04)
Revised SQI 0.003.389 (0.15) 0.307–0.78 (0.46) 0.07–1.0 (0.45)
Herbaceous component score 0.90–1.79 (1.31) 0.78–1.41 (1.03) 0.653–1.413 (0.97)
EMV 0.015–0.100 (0.03) 0.046–0.199 (0.10) 0.021–0.232 (0.09)
Land status 1.23–2.15 (1.65) 1.26–2.09 (1.63) 1.0–2.37 (1.56)
  1. Bare patch (m in 100 m line transect). Soil organic carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus are in mg/100 g. Readings in parentheses are the average of respective parameter