International Journal of Forestry Research / 2012 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Analysis of Soil-Vegetation Interrelationships in a South-Southern Secondary Forest of Nigeria

Table 4

Rotated components of soil propertiesa.

Principal components
Soil properties12345

Exch. Na.900.205.282−.012.079
Exch. Mg.852.103−.242.038.028
Organic matter.035.903.295.000.128
Total nitrogen.292.798−.082−.101−.241
pH−.028−.639.131−.418.178
CEC.086−.082.843.124.015
Base saturation.212.062.811.204−.269
Av. P.151.207−.516−.507.419
Exch. Ca.149.048.064.896−.087
Silt content.456−.073.113−.622−.203
Exch. K.424.421.318.483.166
Sand content−.207.065.021.187.873
Clay content−.171−.139−.283.237.823
Eigenvalues2.182.182.082.011.88
% Variance16.7816.7316.0115.5014.44
Cumulative explanation16.7833.5149.5265.0279.46

underlined with eigenvectors (coefficients) ≥ ±0.70 are considered significant.

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