Skip to main content

Advertisement

Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Table 5 Effect of slope position on SOC concentration, SOC stock, and soil bulk density (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

SWC measures Soil parameter Slope positions
Foot slope Middle slope Upper slope
Non-conserved grazing lands SOC (%) 1.9 ± 0.1c 2.1 ± 0.1ce 1.7 ± 0.1c
Bulk density (kg m−3) 1199 ± 40bcd 1310 ± 40ad 1315 ± 40a
SOC stock (Mg ha−1) 18 ± 2ac 15 ± 2c 15 ± 2c
Terraces SOC (%) 2.6 ± 0.1abd 2.4 ± 0.1bd 2.4 ± 0.1de
Bulk density(kg m−3) 1262.9 ± 40abcd 1276.6 ± 40acd 1240.8 ± 40abcd
SOC stock (Mg ha−1) 22 ± 2ab 20 ± 2ac 22 ± 2ab
Exclosures + terraces SOC (%) 2.9 ± 0.1a 2.8 ± 0.1a 2.9 ± 0.1a
Bulk density(kg m−3) 1218 ± 40abcd 1233 ± 40abcd 1231 ± 40abcd
SOC stock (Mg ha−1) 31 ± 2de 26 ± 2bde 30 ± 2e
Exclosures alone SOC (%) 2.7 ± 0.1a 2.7 ± 0.1ab 2.8 ± 0.1ab
Bulk density (kg m−3) 1315 ± 40a 1162 ± 40b 1184 ± 40bc
SOC stock (Mg ha−1) 25 ± 2bd 22 ± 2ab 23 ± 2ab
  1. Means of each soil parameter followed by the same letter do not differ significantly at P ≤ 0.05