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Table 4 Element-specific minimum sample numbers (MSN) and actual sample sizes (n) for ecoregions of the Ecological Land Classification (ELCE40) [10] using Moss Survey 2015 data

From: Development of the software tool Sample Size for Arbitrary Distributions and exemplarily applying it for calculating minimum numbers of moss samples used as accumulation indicators for atmospheric deposition

ELCE 40AsCdCrCuFeHg
MSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnM
B_1
B_2
C_0
D_13236B86A186B136A86A126A
D_14111111
F1_1
F1_212038C3338C8838C5037C1038C2838C
F2_618139C15239C3638C12339C1639C15339C
F3_18176C9076C13376C2976C1576C4276C
F3_27598C20197C3798C3798C1798C3198C
F4_13918A2018A1218B3818A1818A2718B
F4_210279C7878C4278C5579C2579C8879C
G1_0
S_0314A784B214A164A74A494A
U_12528C2728C3328C3628C1828C3428C
U_2111111
Other2412A2312A3212A1412A1212A1312A
Sum701400 710398 452398 411399 146400 477400 
Count 2  3  4  3  7  3 
% 12  18  24  18  41  18 
ELCE 40NNiPbSbVZn
MSNnMMSNnvMSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnM
B_1
B_2
C_0
D_13216A46A86A146A666B186B
D_14111111
F1_1
F1_22138C1038C18338C3338C4138C2938C
F2_63338C1039C6539C5539C4639C13839C
F3_12376C1076C3476C7676C3375C3876C
F3_21997C1098C4398C9598C3297C4298C
F4_12118B1018A4218B6818B8118B3618A
F4_22178C1179C7579C7279C2878C5579C
G1_0
S_0644A34A124A444A74A454A
U_16228C1228C4028C1828C1928C2228C
U_2111111
Other6712B812A1612A12512B2512A2012A
Sum352397 88400 518400 600400 378397 443400 
Count 5  9  3  3  3  5 
% 29  53  18  18  18  29 
  1. Italic numbers = MSN met or exceeded; Count = number of ELCE40 classes where MSN met or exceeded; % = percentage of ELCE40 classes where MSN met or exceeded; M = method; A = method A according to ICP Vegetation [1]; B = method B according to Wosniok ([11], cited in [8]); C = method C = SSAD method (Sample Size for Arbitrary Distributions)