Table 2: Descriptive statistics for soil respiration rates, soil temperatures at 1 cm and 5 cm depths, and soil water content at depth of 5 cm in the Zoysia japonica (ZJ), control Miscanthus sinensis (MSc), and intentionally burned M. sinensis (MSb) plots.

AprilMaySeptember

Soil respiration rate (mg CO2 m−2 h−1)
ZJ
MSc
MSb

Soil temperature at depth of 1 cm (°C)
ZJ
MSc
MSb

Soil temperature at depth of 5 cm (°C)
ZJ
MSc
MSb

Soil water content at depth of 5 cm (%)
ZJ N.D.
MSc N.D.
MSb

Values represent means ± SD . Different lowercase letters within the same month indicate a significant difference between plots (Scheffé’s test, . N.D.: no data.