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Table 6 Estimated carbon stocks (Mg ha−1) across the land cover types

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

C contents of Dense forest Open forest Grassland Cultivated land Bareland p-value
agb 65.81 ± 18.50a 12.67 ± 2.22b 3.43 ± 0.33b < 0.001
bgb 11.38 ± 2.61a 2.92 ± 0.41b 1.02 ± 0.08b < 0.0002
Lb 2.25 ± 0.27a 1.68 ± 0.20ab 1.17 ± 0.09b < 0.0048
SOC 102.33 ± 13.2a 87.55 ± 12.73a 103.13 ± 6.75a 76.54 ± 7.84a 83.13 ± 8.53a < 0.271
Total 181.78 ± 27.1a 104.83 ± 12.35b 108.77 ± 6.77b 76.54 ± 7.84b 83.11 ± 8.53b < 0.0001
  1. Values within a row with same letters are not significantly different (p > 0.05) according to Tukey’s HSD test
  2. agb above ground biomass, bgb belowground biomass, Lb litter biomass, SOC soil organic carbon
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