Ecological Archives E096-176-A1

Nameer R. Baker and Steven D. Allison. 2015. Ultraviolet photodegradation facilitates microbial litter decomposition in a Mediterranean climate. Ecology 96:17041713. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1482.1

Appendix A. Effects of experimental treatments on litter moisture over the course of the study.

Table A1. P values from ANOVA for litter moisture with respect to UV treatment, litter type, time of sampling, and all possible interactions. Significant (p < 0.05) p-values are bolded. Ndf and Ddf are the degrees of freedom for the numerator and denominator of the F statistic, respectively.

 

UV

Litter (L)

Time (T)

UV:L

UV:T

L:T

UV:L:T

Litter moisture

0.040

<0.001

<0.001

0.645

0.555

0.392

0.963

Ndf, Ddf

1, 73

1, 73

3, 73

1, 73

3, 73

3, 73

3, 73

 

FigA1

Fig. A1. Litter moisture content as fraction of total litter mass. Low lignin samples (L-) are shown with dotted lines, and high lignin samples (L+) with solid lines. UV pass treatments (UV+) are shown in black, UV block treatments (UV-) are in gray. Symbols represent means ± SE. The double-headed line above the plot indicates the duration of the wet season.


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