Table 1 Linear mixed-effects and linear model results of the effects of habitat type, watering on the total cover of the herb layer, soil moisture content before and 5 h after watering, and leaf area index (LAI)

From: Oak regeneration at the arid boundary of the temperate deciduous forest biome: insights from a seeding and watering experiment

Variables and effects df F P
Total herb cover    
Habitat type 2 16.9 0.000
Watering 1 0.9 0.350
Habitat type × watering 2 0.1 0.891
LAI    
Habitat type 2 318.7 0.000
Watering 1 1.0 0.344
Habitat type × watering 2 0.2 0.844
Soil moisture content right after watering  
Habitat type 2 66.2 0.000
Watering 1 315.1 0.000
Site 2 0.3 0.774
Habitat type × watering 2 14.4 0.001
Soil moisture content ca. 2 weeks after watering
Habitat type 2 86.2 0.000
Watering 1 12.1 0.000
Habitat type × watering 2 2.6 0.080
  1. P values are rounded to three digits
  2. (P<0.05) values are shown in bold