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Table 5 Soil organic carbon content at different depths

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

Parameters Soil depth (cm) Sites
NRF CRF
C (g kg−1) 0–10 16.83 ± 2.84 15.20 ± 2.03
10–20 10.93 ± 1.75 9.19 ± 1.17
BD (g cm−3) 0–10 1.58 1.56
10–20 1.65 1.62
SOC stock (Mg ha−1) 0–10 26.6 ± 4.49* a 24.36 ± 2.09*a
10–20 18.04 ± 2.88* a 16.5 ± 1.49*b
  1. Each value represents mean ± SE. Letters in parenthesis denotes significant difference between two depth and * denotes significant difference between forest sites at p < 0.05. NRF north ridge forest, CRF central ridge forest, SOC soil organic carbon, BD bulk density