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Table 1 Topography (minimum–maximum) and soil physio-chemical properties at site 1 and site 2 on King George Island

From: Waterlogging induced oxidative stress and the mortality of the Antarctic plant, Deschampsia antarctica

  Variables Site 1 Site 2
Topography Elevation (m) 3.2–5.3 2.1–4.5
Slope degree (°) 2.5–5.2 1.8–4.8
Slope aspect (°) 95–125 160–210
Distance from shoreline (m) 110–180 55–120
Soil properties WC (%) 6.9 ± 0.5b 41.6 ± 4.2a
OM (%) 3.0 ± 0.1b 7.1 ± 0.5a
Sand (%) 93.7 ± 0.7a 75.8 ± 1.1b
Clay (%) 3.5 ± 0.4b 19 ± 1.2a
pH 6.0 ± 0.03a 5.4 ± 0.05b
AP (μg/g) 5.0 ± 0.4b 30.4 ± 2.2a
T-N wt (%) 0.21 ± 0.03a 0.27 ± 0.01a
  1. Soil properties values are means ± SE (n = 5). Different letters denote statistical difference at p ≤ 0.05
  2. WC water content, OM organic matter, AP available phosphorus, T-N total nitrogen