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Table 6 Effect of community-based SWC measures on total values of MBC and MBC/SOC ratio (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 MBC (mg kg−1 soil) MBC/SOC (%)
Non-conserved grazing lands 370 ± 10b 1.9 ± 0.1a
Terraces 440 ± 30b 1.8 ± 0.2a
Exclosures with terraces 570 ± 40a 2.1 ± 0.1a
Exclosures without terraces 640 ± 50a 2.3 ± 0.2a
  1. Means followed by the same letter across each row do not differ significantly at P ≤ 0.05