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Table 6 Variation (%) in soil properties between 10 and 20 cm and 0–10 cm soil depth compared to values of 0–10 cm soil depth in the watershed

From: Soil organic carbon variation in relation to land use changes: the case of Birr watershed, upper Blue Nile River Basin, Ethiopia

Soil properties Land uses
Natural and mixed forest Cultivated land Eucalyptus plantation Open- and bush land
Moisture content (%) 26.94* 22.06* 9.21* 22.84*
Bulk density (g cm− 3) 2.08* − 5.5* − 6.3* − 4.54*
pH (H2O) − 0.17N.S − 0.54N.S − 3.51NS
SOC concentration (%) − 41.92* − 31.33* − 25.09* − 38.63*
SOC stock (Mg ha−1) − 39.43* − 33.42* − 29.14* − 42.52*
  1. N.S. stands for not significant, *significant at 5% level