Table 2: Correlations of litter weight loss with climatic and soil parameters of study site.

Parameter Mean monthly weight loss Soil temperatureSoil moisture Air temperatureRelative humidity Rainfall Soil pH

Mean monthly weight loss1−0.390.608*−0.077 −0.1970.736**−0.234
Soil temperature 1−0.735**0.719**−0.762**−0.681*−0.311
Soil moisture 1−0.2340.4160.703*0.268
Air temperature 1−0.628*−0.139−0.446
Relative humidity10.190.338
Rainfall 1−0.096
Soil pH1

Significant at ; .