Table 3 Biodiversity indexes in different community datasets (average ± standard deviation; n = 4).

From: Short-term effects of non-grazing on plants, soil biota and aboveground-belowground links in Atlantic mountain grasslands

   6230a-NG 6230a-G 6170-NG 6170-G 6230c-NG 6230c-G valley-NG valley-G t-value p-value
Plants S 14 ± 3 16 ± 2 17 ± 4 20 ± 4 11 ± 3 13 ± 1 13 ± 3 17 ± 3 −2.609 0.015
H’ 2.06 ± 0.32 2.16 ± 0.21 2.13 ± 0.41 2.47 ± 0.16 1.56 ± 0.57 1.96 ± 0.17 1.92 ± 0.40 2.01 ± 0.29 −2.066 0.049
Prokaryotes S 3241 ± 197 3067 ± 317 4842 ± 383 4417 ± 229 3273 ± 325 3371 ± 399 5464 ± 330 5194 ± 331 2.958 0.007
H’ 6.56 ± 0.06 6.45 ± 0.08 6.66 ± 0.11 6.59 ± 0.08 6.48 ± 0.05 6.53 ± 0.12 7.32 ± 0.06 7.32 ± 0.09 1.630 0.115
Fungi S 614 ± 80 527 ± 85 1216 ± 114 986 ± 178 646 ± 119 666 ± 99 1248 ± 36 950 ± 256 1.787 0.086
H’ 3.50 ± 0.37 3.44 ± 0.41 4.56 ± 0.14 4.43 ± 0.26 3.82 ± 0.35 3.76 ± 0.32 4.78 ± 0.38 4.41 ± 0.52 0.756 0.457
Glomeromycota S 17 ± 3 18 ± 5 43 ± 6 32 ± 14 26 ± 4 23 ± 2 64 ± 11 58 ± 6 1.790 0.085
H’ 1.90 ± 0.36 1.97 ± 0.29 2.82 ± 0.25 2.55 ± 0.45 2.48 ± 0.27 2.31 ± 0.14 3.56 ± 0.30 3.43 ± 0.22 1.177 0.250
CLPPs bacteria S 16 ± 1 17 ± 2 21 ± 2 19 ± 3 18 ± 1 18 ± 2 22 ± 2 25 ± 2 −0.505 0.618
H’ 3.57 ± 0.29 3.67 ± 0.27 4.17 ± 0.11 3.84 ± 0.34 3.92 ± 0.06 3.89 ± 0.24 4.16 ± 0.17 4.42 ± 0.13 −0.146 0.885
AM spore morphotypes S 14 ± 1 13 ± 2 14 ± 1 11 ± 2 13 ± 1 13 ± 2 15 ± 2 15 ± 3 1.648 0.111
H’ 2.59 ± 0.25 2.59 ± 0.13 2.43 ± 0.23 2.29 ± 0.29 2.64 ± 0.16 2.39 ± 0.28 2.13 ± 0.59 2.14 ± 0.39 0.919 0.367
  1. In the right (italics), summary of the linear mixed-effect models.
  2. G = grazed; NG = non-grazed.