Ecological Archives E089-149-A3

Hiroko Kurokawa and Tohru Nakashizuka. 2008. Leaf herbivory and decomposability in a Malaysian tropical rain forest. Ecology 89:2645–2656.

Appendix C (Table C1). Pearson’s correlation matrix of leaf traits at species level and at phylogenetically independent contrasts (italics) (n = 38 species) .


 

Leaf traits

 

Variables

Total phenolics, TP

Condensed tannins, CT

Lignin, LIG

Nitrogen, N

Carbon to N ratio, C:N

Total phenolics to N ratio, TP:N

Condensed tannins to N ratio, CT:N

Lignin to N ratio, LIG:N

Leaf mass per area, LMA

Toughness, T


TP

 

0.44**

−0.41*

−0.30†

0.39*

0.90***

0.49**

−0.17

0.55***

0.21

CT

0.38*

 

−0.31†

−0.01

0.11

0.48**

0.96***

−0.21

0.42**

0.22

LIG

0.63***

0.14

 

−0.28†

0.21

−0.18

−0.23

0.90***

−0.22

0.01

N

0.26

0.15

0.27

 

−0.95***

−0.59***

−0.25

−0.67***

−0.45**

−0.39*

C:N

0.32†

0.24

0.20

0.95***

 

0.66***

0.35*

0.60***

0.56***

0.48**

TP:N

0.84***

0.50**

0.29†

0.63***

0.66***

 

0.58***

0.14

0.61***

0.35*

CT:N

0.40*

0.96***

0.07

0.37*

0.46**

0.58***

 

−0.05

0.53**

0.32*

LIG:N

0.35*

0.02

0.88***

0.69***

0.63***

0.09

0.14

 

0.05

0.20

LMA

0.46**

0.41*

0.37*

0.45**

0.54***

0.53***

0.51**

0.05

 

0.73***

T

0.19

0.17

0.04

0.55***

0.62***

0.41*

0.30†

0.25

0.72***

 


Note: Significant correlations are indicated by asterisks (†P < 0.1; *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001).


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