Table 4: Pearson’s correlation analysis of time (years) with annual herbaceous species number (A), perennial herbaceous species number (P), woody species number (W), , , , and cover of dominant species (Dom.) before treatments in each zone, considering all the study plots ( and the three experimental treatments. Marked (*) correlations are significant at ).

YearsAPW

A−0.43*
P−0.150.53*
W0.160.05−0.45*
−0.33*0.81*0.68*0.07
−0.27*0.89*0.75*0.110.89*
0.130.23*0.26*0.05−0.130.31*
Dom.0.48*0.170.17−0.040.19*0.19*0.04