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Table 3 Pearson correlation coefficients between soil properties across experimental sites and light conditions

From: Effects of light availability on leaf attributes and seedling growth of four tree species in tropical dry forest

 LightSMCBulk densitypHOrganic CTotal NTotal PClaySilt
SMC− 0.91***        
BD0.37*− 0.12ns       
pH− 0.88***0.85***− 0.28ns      
C− 0.77***0.89***0.042ns0.71***     
N− 0.89***0.90***− 0.13ns0.79***0.93***    
P− 0.87***0.87***− 0.14ns0.91***0.86***0.93***   
Clay− 0.80***0.91***0.03ns0.84***0.92***0.91***0.94***  
Silt− 0.41*0.59***0.41*0.32ns0.72***0.62***0.53**0.65*** 
Sand0.68***− 0.83***− 0.23 ns− 0.65***− 0.91***− 0.85***− 0.82***− 0.92***− 0.89***
  1. n = 36, nsP > 0.05, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001