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Table 1 Correlation and regression coefficients and equations showing relationship between exposure time and nitrogen and carbon decomposition

From: Nutrient dynamics in decomposing litter from four selected tree species in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria

ComparisonPearson correlation rp valueEquation
Dry season
 Exposure time v nitrogen− 0.2280.022*y = 1.47 + − 0.02 × x
 Exposure time v carbon− 0.2660.008**y = 30.34 + − 1. × 17 × x
Wet season
 Exposure time v nitrogen− 0.8070.000**y = 1.52 + − 0.05 × x
 Exposure time v carbon− 0.5170.000**y = 31.43 + − 2 × x
  1. **p < 0.001 statistically significant at 99% confidence interval; *p < 0.005 statistically significant at 95% confidence interval