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Table 1.

Field, shipping, and lab incubation temperatures for soils. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.2021.00116.t1

Time PointField Temperature (°C)Shipping ConditionIncubation Temperature (°C)Incubation Duration (Days)
Late winter (April 28) –6/–5 Frozen –10 14 
Thaw (May 19) –2.5/–1.5 Frozen –4 14 
Summer (July 3) 2/4 4 °C 10 
Senescence (September 10) 2/3 4 °C 10 
Early winter (November 10) –1/–1 Frozen –4 14 
Time PointField Temperature (°C)Shipping ConditionIncubation Temperature (°C)Incubation Duration (Days)
Late winter (April 28) –6/–5 Frozen –10 14 
Thaw (May 19) –2.5/–1.5 Frozen –4 14 
Summer (July 3) 2/4 4 °C 10 
Senescence (September 10) 2/3 4 °C 10 
Early winter (November 10) –1/–1 Frozen –4 14 

The first field temperature listed corresponds to the value at 10 cm depth in the control plot (two plots), and the second one refers to the value in the greenhouse plot (one plot), as reported in the Toolik LTER database (Shaver and Laundre, 2010).

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