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Table 2 Organic matter content and C:N ratios by vegetation type and depth

From: Temperature sensitivity of mineral soil carbon decomposition in shrub and graminoid tundra, west Greenland

  Depth Increment Graminoid Shrub
Organic Matter (%) Shallow 0-20 cm 12.8 ± 0.4 10.0 ± 1.5
Deep 20-40 cm 10.9 ± 0.7 8.1 ± 1.3
C:N Shallow 0-20 cm 14.14 15.74
Deep 20-40 cm 15.27 16.68
Soil C pool* (kg C m-2) 29.0 22.5
  1. Values are mean ± 1 standard error
  2. *Source: Petrenko et al., in review