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Table 1 Forest structure and biomass of different mangrove forest types in Hanjiang River Estuary

From: Colonization by native species enhances the carbon storage capacity of exotic mangrove monocultures

Parameters Forest type
SA KO KS
Density (stems ha−1) 1367 ± 145a# 9533 ± 63c# 2600 ± 557b
DBH (cm) 14.5 ± 0.9b# 8.8 ± 0.3a# 16.3 ± 0.9b*
Tree height (m) 8.5 ± 0.3b# 4.8 ± 0.07a# 8.8 ± 0.3b*
Basal area (m2 ha−1) 26.0 ± 3.0a# 62.7 ± 4.5b# 27.8 ± 2.8a*
Aboveground biomass (Mg ha−1) 67.1 ± 7.7a 195.8 ± 23.7b 71.9 ± 11.7a
Ground layer biomass (Mg ha−1) 2.9 ± 0.6b 1.5 ± 0.3a 2.8 ± 0.5b
Root biomass (Mg ha−1) 3.7 ± 0.2a 34.0 ± 3.6c 11.9 ± 1.3b
Total vegetation biomass per unit stem (kg) 53.9 ± 3.9a 24.3 ± 1.5c 33.3 ± 3.2b
  1. Data are mean ± SE, n = 3 to 5. Different letters indicate significant differences among the three plantations (p < 0.05)
  2. Different superscripts in the same column indicate significant difference across forest types (p < 0.05)
  3. * Data only refers to S. apetala species in the mixed KS forest
  4. #Data source: He et al. [24]