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Table 3 Effect of soil depth on total SOC, bulk density, coarse fragment, and SOC stock (Mean ± SEM)

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

Soil parameters Depths (cm)
0–15 cm 15–30 cm
Organic carbon (%) 2.8 ± 0.1a 2.2 ± 0.1b
Bulk density (kg m−3) 1244 ± 23a 1258 ± 25a
Coarse fragment (%) 55 ± 1.0a 52 ± 2.0a
Soil carbon stock (Mg ha−1) 24 ± 1.0a 20 ± 1.0b
  1. Means of each soil parameter followed by the same letter along each column do not differ significantly at P ≤ 0.05