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Table 2 Comparison of environmental variables among vegetation types classified with snow cover duration (week)

From: Assembly processes of moss and lichen community with snow melting at the coastal region of the Barton Peninsula, maritime Antarctic

Properties Snow cover duration (week) F ratio P
0 2 4 5 6
Number of samples (n) 12 9 7 5 21 54 54
Altitude (m) 36.3 ± 0.2 a 34.3 ± 0.4 b 34.4 ± 0.5 b 35.0 ± 0.6 ab 33.5 ± 0.3 b 11.556 0.000
Aspect (degrees) 4.8 ± 0.2 a 4.6 ± 0.3 a 4.6 ± 0.5 a 4.8 ± 0.2 a 6.0 ± 0.1 b 10.883 0.000
Inclination (degrees) 2.3 ± 0.1 a 3.2 ± 0.4 b 2.4 ± 0.3 ab 2.4 ± 0.4 ab 2.7 ± 0.1 ab 2.271 0.075
Topology 5.0 ± 0.0 5.0 ± 0.0 5.0 ± 0.0 5.0 ± 0.0 5.0 ± 0.0 NV
Micro-topology 1.2 ± 0.1 a 2.3 ± 0.2 b 2.3 ± 0.3 b 3.2 ± 0.5 b 3.1 ± 0.2 b 16.345 0.000
Substrate 6.1 ± 0.2 a 5.3 ± 0.2 b 5.3 ± 0.2 b 5.0 ± 0.2 b 5.3 ± 0.1 b 4.392 0.004
Moisture 3.1 ± 0.1 a 2.3 ± 0.2 a 2.7 ± 0.2 a 3.0 ± 1.0 a 7.0 ± 0.0 b 107.344 0.000
Wind exposure 3.8 ± 0.3 4.0 ± 0.0 4.0 ± 0.0 4.0 ± 0.0 4.0 ± 0.0 0.866 0.491
  1. According to Tukey’s test, columns are statistically different where they do not share any letter (P < 0.05)
  2. NV no variation in dependent variable