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Table 2 Variation in the total C pools in the plants and C input by NPP calculated using data collected in September 2010 (n = 24, belowground biomass to a depth of 20 cm)

From: Lateral detrital C transfer across a Spartina alterniflora invaded estuarine wetland

C pool and C input Phragmites Spartina
Phragmites
 Total plant C stock (kg m−2) 0.85 ± 0.04 1.12 ± 0.06
 Belowground plant C stock (kg m−2) 0.52 ± 0.03 0.61 ± 0.04
 Aboveground plant C stock (kg m−2) 0.33 ± 0.02 0.51 ± 0.02
 NPP (kg C m−2 year−1) 0.64 ± 0.04 0.82 ± 0.06
 Sediments into soil (kg C m−2 year−1) 0.42 ± 0.05 0.66 ± 0.08
 Sediment thickness (cm year−1) 2.1 ± 0.4 3.2 ± 0.6