Table 1: Aboveground biomass (AGB), soil carbon (C) content, soil nitrogen (N) content, and bulk density in the Zoysia japonica (ZJ), control Miscanthus sinensis (MSc), and intentionally burned M. sinensis (MSb) plots.

PlotAGB
(g d.w. m−2)
C content (%)
N content (%)
Bulk density (g m−3)

ZJ
MScN.D.
MSb

All data indicated mean ± standard deviation. 1Measured in April 2004 , 2measured in April 2008 . N.D.: no data. AGB data contained litter biomass. All soil samples were taken in May 2008, and there are not significant differences among the three plots (Scheffé’s test).