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Table 2 Summary of statistics for SOC, bulk density, and SOC stock in response to SWC measures

From: Exclosures backed up with community-based soil and water conservation practices increased soil organic carbon stock and microbial biomass carbon distribution, in the northern highlands of Ethiopia

SWC Variable Mean Median Minimum Maximum Std Error CV Skewness Kurtosis
Non-conserved grazing land Organic carbon (%) 1.9 2.1 0.7 3.2 0.1 27 − 0.4 0.2
Bulk density (kg m−3) 1284 1362 770 1497 25 14 − 0.9 0.0
SOC stock (Mg ha−1) 16 16 3 31 1.0 45 0.2 − 0.7
Terracing Organic carbon (%) 2.5 2.5 1.3 3.6 0.1 17 0.0 0.5
Bulk density (kg m−3) 1260 1288 850 1485 21 12 − 0.9 0.4
SOC stock (Mg ha−1) 21 21 6 40 1.0 37 0.1 0.0
Exclosure + terracing Organic carbon (%) 2.9 2.9 1.3 3.8 0.1 20 − 0.4 0.4
Bulk density (kg m−3) 1244 1250 1011 1579 18 10 0.3 − 0.4
SOC stock (Mg ha−1) 29 29 9 43 1.0 27 − 0.3 − 0.5
Exclosure Organic carbon (%) 2.8 2.8 1.5 3.8 0.1 18 − 0.4 0.1
Bulk density (kg m−3) 1220 1308 690 1491 30 18 − 0.9 − 0.1
SOC stock (Mg ha−1) 24 23 8 52 1.0 39 0.7 0.6