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There was an error in Nitrogen (N) content in the Table 1 of GCB 1950 published in Global Change Biology16: 358–372. A mistake was made in the conversion of N from g kg−1 to percent content. The corrected Table 1 is provided as below.

Table 1.   Soil and plant community properties (means ± SE) of the mature and degraded sites before treatment
 TermMatureDegraded
  1. Note: Significant differences between sites are reported from one-way anova as NS, P>0.05 ; **P<0.01. The particle size is 0.02–2.0 mm for sand, 0.002–0.02 mm for silt, and <0.002 mm for clay. PR=perennial rhizome grasses, PB=perennial bunchgrasses, PF=perennial forbs, SS=shrubs and semi-shrubs, and AS=annuals.

Soil Property (0–20 cm)SOM (%)2.76 ± 0.06NS2.87 ± 0.09
TN (%)0.17 ± 0.02NS0.18 ± 0.00
pH7.52 ± 0.04NS7.54 ± 0.13
Sand (%)80.18 ± 0.38NS78.41 ± 1.17
Silt (%)17.60 ± 0.50NS19.11 ± 1.04
Clay (%)2.22 ± 0.23NS2.48 ± 0.22
Community PropertyRichness5136
Biomass (g m−2)150.32 ± 7.82**116.08 ± 5.52
PR (%)41.07 ± 5.52**19.99 ± 2.42
PB (%)31.99 ± 4.25**50.65 ± 4.79
PF (%)23.42 ± 3.24NS27.80 ± 4.23
SS (%)3.17 ± 1.46NS1.44 ± 0.49
AB (%)0.35 ± 0.29NS0.12 ± 0.08