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Table 5 Average (± standard error) soil properties (0–30 cm) of different land uses in the Wujig Mahgo Waren forest of Ethiopia

From: The effects of land cover change on carbon stock dynamics in a dry Afromontane forest in northern Ethiopia

Land uses Particle size distribution OC (%) BD (g cm−3)
Sand (%) Silt (%) Clay (%)
Dense forest 33.1 ± 3.3ab 34.5 ± 2.9a 32.3 ± 2.3a 3.1 ± 0.17a 1.11 ± 0.05a
Open forest 27.2 ± 2.6ab 43.8 ± 2.2a 28.0 ± 1.6a 2.7 ± 0.16a 1.17 ± 0.04a
Grassland 29.2 ± 8.1ab 42.5 ± 7.1a 28.3 ± 2.6a 2.8 ± 0.27a 1.28 ± 0.07a
Cultivated land 19.7 ± 3.6b 48.4 ± 4.4a 31.8 ± 3.2a 2.2 ± 0.33a 1.31 ± 0.04a
Bare land 50.2 ± 11.1a 27.8 ± 8.0a 22.0 ± 6.0a 2.0 ± 0.25a 1.37 ± 0.05a
p-value 0.023 0.02 0.23 0.06 0.035
  1. Values within a column with same letters are not significantly different (p > 0.05) according to Tukey’s HSD test
  2. OC soil organic carbon, BD bulk density
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