Ecological Archives E089-149-A4

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

Appendix D (Table D1). Pearson’s correlation matrix of litter traits at species level and at phylogenetically independent contrasts (italics) (n = 40 species).


 

Litter 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

 

0.52**

−0.48**

−0.22

0.32*

0.98***

0.54***

−0.24

0.42**

0.11

CT

0.57***

 

−0.34*

−0.02

0.00

0.48**

0.95***

−0.23

0.20

0.01

LIG

0.64***

0.18

 

−0.31†

0.30†

−0.39*

−0.23

0.87***

0.21

0.42**

N

0.03

0.02

0.40*

 

−0.90***

−0.42**

−0.29†

−0.73***

−0.39*

−0.30†

C:N

0.03

0.02

0.37*

0.94***

 

0.50**

0.25

0.67***

0.51**

0.39*

TP:N

0.96***

0.53***

0.51***

0.24

0.29†

 

0.56***

−0.06

0.48**

0.17

CT:N

0.54***

0.93***

0.06

0.29†

0.28†

0.60***

 

0.00

0.29†

0.09

LIG:N

0.45**

0.14

0.08***

0.78***

0.73***

0.23

0.11

 

0.36*

0.45**

LMA

0.22

0.21

0.15

0.32*

0.38*

0.31†

0.31†

0.27†

 

0.83***

T

0.07

0.00

0.39*

0.33*

0.35*

0.03

0.10

0.43**

0.82***

 


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


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