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Table 7 Effect of slope position on microbial biomass carbon (mg kg−1 soil) (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 Slope positions
Foot slope Middle slope Upper slope
Non-conserved grazing lands 380 ± 70bc 350 ± 70b 370 ± 70bc
Terraces 460 ± 70abc 450 ± 70abc 400 ± 70abc
Exclosures + terraces 550 ± 70acd 560 ± 70ad 580 ± 70ad
Exclosures without terraces 720 ± 70d 560 ± 70ad 640 ± 70d
  1. Means followed by the same letter do not differ significantly at P ≤ 0.05