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Table 2.

Average amounts of nutrients (biogenic silica [BSi], C, and N; g) and metals (mg) in litterbags during 520 days of litter decomposition (n = 14); litter release rates (%) between brackets [release (–) enrichment (+)]; differences in averages between species were tested with analysis of variance. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.2021.00084.t2

PASACM
 Average (Release Rate) Average (Release Rate) Average (Release Rate) 
BSi 0.490 ± 0.146a (–97.23) 0.344 ± 0.091b (–96.75) 0.295 ± 0.092b (–98.64) 
4.20 ± 0.674a (–85.05) 4.49 ± 0.779a (–87.68) 3.46 ± 0.736b (–92.85) 
0.170 ± 0.027a (–85.45) 0.098 ± 0.015b (–81.45) 0.117 ± 0.015c (–78.71) 
Cr 0.418 ± 0.078a (–87.50) 0.410 ± 0.064b (–72.82) 0.110 ± 0.025a (–76.48) 
Cu 0.209 ± 0.020a (+90.48) 0.190 ± 0.016a (+43.54) 0.196 ± 0.026a (–22.91) 
Zn 0.625 ± 0.085a (–34.29) 0.590 ± 0.089b (+81.60) 0.340 ± 0.071a (–76.44) 
Cd 0.0014 ± 0.0001a (+608.06) 0.0013 ± 0.0001a (+34.61) 0.0015 ± 0.0004a (–87.91) 
Pb 0.097 ± 0.008a (+219.49) 0.125 ± 0.016b (+76.04) 0.037 ± 0.005c (+166.38) 
Al 89.28 ± 11.72a (+51.24) 121.23 ± 18.61b (+56.53) 32.60 ± 6.79c (+49.61) 
Mn 5.21 ± 0.66a (–67.01) 4.32 ± 0.78b (–85.14) 2.46 ± 0.51c (–84.20) 
Fe 61.86 ± 6.99a (+634.96) 69.28 ± 10.04b (+69.69) 20.91 ± 4.56b (+89.09) 
PASACM
 Average (Release Rate) Average (Release Rate) Average (Release Rate) 
BSi 0.490 ± 0.146a (–97.23) 0.344 ± 0.091b (–96.75) 0.295 ± 0.092b (–98.64) 
4.20 ± 0.674a (–85.05) 4.49 ± 0.779a (–87.68) 3.46 ± 0.736b (–92.85) 
0.170 ± 0.027a (–85.45) 0.098 ± 0.015b (–81.45) 0.117 ± 0.015c (–78.71) 
Cr 0.418 ± 0.078a (–87.50) 0.410 ± 0.064b (–72.82) 0.110 ± 0.025a (–76.48) 
Cu 0.209 ± 0.020a (+90.48) 0.190 ± 0.016a (+43.54) 0.196 ± 0.026a (–22.91) 
Zn 0.625 ± 0.085a (–34.29) 0.590 ± 0.089b (+81.60) 0.340 ± 0.071a (–76.44) 
Cd 0.0014 ± 0.0001a (+608.06) 0.0013 ± 0.0001a (+34.61) 0.0015 ± 0.0004a (–87.91) 
Pb 0.097 ± 0.008a (+219.49) 0.125 ± 0.016b (+76.04) 0.037 ± 0.005c (+166.38) 
Al 89.28 ± 11.72a (+51.24) 121.23 ± 18.61b (+56.53) 32.60 ± 6.79c (+49.61) 
Mn 5.21 ± 0.66a (–67.01) 4.32 ± 0.78b (–85.14) 2.46 ± 0.51c (–84.20) 
Fe 61.86 ± 6.99a (+634.96) 69.28 ± 10.04b (+69.69) 20.91 ± 4.56b (+89.09) 

Values with the same letter did not significantly differ between species (P > 0.05).

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