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Table 4 Carbon content in different pools of forests

From: Assessment of above- and belowground carbon pools in a semi-arid forest ecosystem of Delhi, India

Forest carbon pools Carbon content (Mg C ha−1) Mean (Mg C ha−1)
NRF CRF
AGTB 35.74 ± 0.98 a 21.35 ± 0.76 b 28.55
SB 0.57 ± 0.26 a 0.4 ± 0.15 a 0.52
HB 0.25 ± 0.02 a 0.26 ± 0.03 a 0.26
AGB 36.56 22.01 29.28
BGB 15.49 ± 0.30 a 11.52 ± 0.25 b 12.59
LB 0.2 ± 0.03 a 0.32 ± 0.04 b 0.26
SOC 22.32 ± 3.26 a 20.43 ± 1.58 a 21.36
Total carbon stock 74.57 54.28 63.49
  1. Each value represents mean ± SE. Letters denotes significant difference at p < 0.05. NRF north ridge forest, CRF central ridge forest, AGTB aboveground tree biomass, BGB belowground biomass, SB shrub biomass, HB herb biomass, LB litter biomass, SOC soil organic carbon