infested uninfested open field
mgl-1 Mean ± STB Min/Max Mean ± STB Min/Max Mean ± STB Min/Max
TOC 181.5*** ±32.8 20.2/ 1380 45.7 ± 4.7 10.5/ 121.3 11.4 ± 2.8 0.0/ 96.4
DOC 133.7*** ±25.6 15.2/ 1030 38.1 ± 2.1 4.7/ 117.0 6.2 ± 0.5 1.0/ 38.2
TNb 16.2* ± 2.1 0.9/ 111.8 7.0 ±2.9 0.8/ 43.4 3.5 ± 1.3 0.0/ 36.2
DNb 8.6* ± 1.5 0.8/ 75.4 5.4 ± 2.4 0.7/ 26.4 2.8 ± 0.5 0.6/ 28.4
TOC = total organic carbon, DOC = dissolved organic carbon, TNb = total nitrogen bounded, DNb = dissolved nitrogen bounded. Level of significance (* = p < 0.05 / ** =
p < 0.01 / *** = p < 0.001), indicating differences between the infested vs uninfested site
Table 1: Mean concentrations, standard deviation and Min/Max values of total and dissolved carbon (TOC, DOC) and total and dissolved nitrogen bounded (TNb, DNb) concentrations (mg l-1) in the throughfall solutions of the infested, uninfested forest site and the open field throughout the sampling time of 7 months (13.4.- 5.10.2005).