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Table 3 Effect of different fertilization treatments on nematode ecological indexes

From: Soil nematode community and crop productivity in response to 5-year biochar and manure addition to yellow cinnamon soil

Ecological indices Summed maturity index (∑MI) Shannon’s diversity index (H’) Dominance index (λ) Channel index (CI)
CK 2.59 ± 0.05a 2.25 ± 0.02c 0.14 ± 0.00a 76.41 ± 9.89a
Biochar 2.35 ± 0.07b 2.48 ± 0.10b 0.10 ± 0.01b 20.71 ± 7.97b
Manure 2.24 ± 0.10bc 2.47 ± 0.10b 0.11 ± 0.01b 21.00 ± 2.54b
BM 2.16 ± 0.03c 2.69 ± 0.07a 0.08 ± 0.01c 20.27 ± 8.41b
Two-way ANOVA
 B 17.41** 24.09** 52.12** 40.02**
 M 50.19** 22.23** 63.36** 39.23**
 B × M ns ns ns 37.99**