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Table 5 Effects of sub-watershed, landscape position, and land use on ecosystem carbon stocks

From: Sustainable land management interventions lead to carbon sequestration in plant biomass and soil in a mixed crop-livestock system: the case of Geda watershed, central highlands of Ethiopia

 NEcosystem carbon stocks (Mg ha−1)
Plant biomassSoilTotal carbon stock
Sub-watershed (SW)
 Untreated400.14b16.06b16.20b
 Treated502.52a24.40a26.92a
Landscape position (LP)
Untreated upper200.12c16.29c16.41b
  Lower200.16c15.82c15.98b
Treated upper201.09b25.94a27.03a
  Lower303.47a23.37b26.84a
Land-use types (LU)
Untreated crop200.16c15.97c16.13c
  Grazing200.12c16.15c16.27c
Treated crop200.95b27.43a28.38a
  Grazing200.84b23.19b24.03b
  Tree lucerne109.01a20.75b29.76a
P-SW *********
P-LP ****ns
P-LU *******
  1. Means within columns under each topic followed by different letter(s) are significantly different from each other at P ≤ 0.05; *significant at P ≤ 0.05; **significant at P ≤ 0.01;***significant at P ≤ 0.001; ns non-significant