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Table 1 Soil chemical properties in different forest types (means ± 1 S.E.)

From: Changes in soil biochemical properties following replacement of Banj oak forest with Chir pine in Central Himalaya, India

Soil nutrientsPositionRainyWinterSummer
BOCPOPBOCPOPBOCPOP
Corg (%)HT1.70 ± 0.031.24 ± 0.003.24 ± 0.041.14 ± 0.011.03 ± 0.023.03 ± 0.031.38 ± 0.041.13 ± 0.013.10 ± 0.05
HS2.45 ± 0.041.15 ± 0.013.75 ± 0.072.11 ± 0.001.02 ± 0.013.32 ± 0.052.27 ± 0.021.05 ± 0.023.50 ± 0.06
HB2.75 ± 0.072.14 ± 0.005.24 ± 0.092.29 ± 0.061.80 ± 0.034.76 ± 0.022.50 ± 0.021.97 ± 0.065.11 ± 0.04
Ntotal (%)HT0.11 ± 0.020.06 ± 0.010.17 ± 0.010.10 ± 0.020.03 ± 0.010.13 ± 0.020.10 ± 0.020.05 ± 0.010.15 ± 0.02
HS0.21 ± 0.010.07 ± 0.010.38 ± 0.010.15 ± 0.020.05 ± 0.010.32 ± 0.010.19 ± 0.020.06 ± 0.000.34 ± 0.02
HB0.30 ± 0.010.12 ± 0.010.38 ± 0.010.25 ± 0.010.10 ± 0.020.33 ± 0.010.28 ± 0.010.11 ± 0.020.37 ± 0.01
Ptotal (%)HT0.30 ± 0.000.01 ± 0.000.04 ± 0.000.02 ± 0.000.01 ± 0.000.02 ± 0.000.02 ± 0.000.01 ± 0.000.03 ± 0.00
HS0.06 ± 0.000.02 ± 0.000.06 ± 0.000.03 ± 0.000.01 ± 0.000.04 ± 0.000.05 ± 0.000.01 ± 0.000.04 ± 0.00
HB0.08 ± 0.000.02 ± 0.000.10 ± 0.000.04 ± 0.000.01 ± 0.000.07 ± 0.000.06 ± 0.000.01 ± 0.000.07 ± 0.00
C:N ratioHT15.420.719.011.434.3323.313.822.620.7
HS11.716.49.814.720.410.411.917.510.29
HB9.217.813.89.218.014.48.917.913.8
C:P ratioHT56.7124.081.057.0103.0151.569.0113.0103.0
HS40.857.562.570.3102.083.045.4105.087.5
HB34.4107.052.457.2180.068.041.7197.073.0
N:P ratioHT3.96.84.55.13.67.05.25.65.0
HS3.623.656.335.15.58.03.85.68.5
HB3.86.23.96.510.54.74.811.15.3
  1. HT hill top, HS hill slope, HB hill base, BO Banj oak, CP Chir pine, OP oak-pine