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Table 1 The different carbon pools of Chilimo dry afromontane forest natural forest along the altitudinal gradient, slope, and forest patch (mean ± SD)

From: Temporal variation of ecosystem carbon pools along altitudinal gradient and slope: the case of Chilimo dry afromontane natural forest, Central Highlands of Ethiopia

Factors Level ACD (t C ha−1) BCD (t C ha−1) StCD (t C ha−1) Deadwood (t C ha−1) HbCD (t C ha−1) Litter + HUCD (t C ha−1) SOCD (100 cm depth) (t C ha−1)
2012 2017 2012 2017 2012 2017 2012 2017 2017 2012 2017 2012 2017
Altitudinal gradient High 139.66 ± 111.44 148.30 ± 115.02 37.71 ± 30.09 40.03 ± 31.06 1.76 ± 1.31 1.68 ± 1.21 1.58 ± 0.98 0.40 ± 0.38 1.35 ± 0.88 15.36 ± 13.38 6.92 ± 6.55 268.98 ± 80.45 224.7 ± 63.45
Medium 97.49 ± 31.10 100.14 ± 39.93 26.32 ± 8.40 27.04 ± 10.78 1.87 ± 1.37 2.33 ± 1.64 0.37 ± 0.21 0.23 ± 0.21 1.27 ± 0.94 17.33 ± 17.35 8.14 ± 8.41 267.2 ± 102.13 295.96 ± 80.45
Low 113.73 ± 67.39 125.92 ± 72.06 30.71 ± 18.19 34.00 ± 19.46 2.14 ± 1.15 2.32 ± 1.40 0.41 ± 0.50 0.27 ± 0.12 1.56 ± 1.08 9.67 ± 4.97 4.84 ± 2.58 206.40 ± 65.59 287.20 ± 112.63
Slope gradient High 140.90 ± 81.48 150.78 ± 88.40 38.04 ± 22.00 40.71 ± 23.87 1.7 ± 1.26 2.03 ± 1.28 0.79 ± 1.20 0.37 ± 0.47 1.85 ± 1.17 7.39 ± 3.97 3.54 ± 1.90 271.14 ± 60.22 263.41 ± 65.16
Medium 82.08 ± 49.05 88.01 ± 49.72 22.16 ± 13.24 23.76 ± 13.43 1.96 ± 1.51 2.11 ± 1.76 1.44 ± 2.21 0.34 ± 0.22 1.19 ± 0.95 24.64 ± 18.73 11.62 ± 9.14 245.48 ± 83.25 219.09 ± 56.65
Low 151.35 ± 108.98 158.62 ± 115.08 40.86 ± 29.43 42.83 ± 31.07 1.79 ± 0.80 2.1 ± 0.74 0.51 ± 0.50 0.21 ± 0.20 1.4 ± 0.70 12.07 ± 6.38 5.33 ± 3.17 251.10 ± 113.28 311.91 ± 104.97
Forest patch Chilimo 111.92 ± 64.96 121.60 ± 70.21 30.22 ± 17.54 32.83 ± 18.96 2.6 ± 1.0 2.32 ± 1.1 0.61 ± 0.80 0.26 ± 0.19 1.58 ± 1.01 10.67 ± 5.87 4.95 ± 2.85 257.34 ± 96.14 283.65 ± 92.62
Gallessa 134.37 ± 109.21 139.1 ± 113.84 36.28 ± 29.48 37.56 ± 30.74 1.6 ± 1.7 1.8 ± 1.9 0.61 ± 0.64 0.44 ± 0.46 1.39 ± 0.88 21.67 ± 22.26 11.00 ± 10.96 265.22 ± 87.64 248.81 ± 69.86
Gaji 77.28 ± 67.10 79.66 ± 67.20 20.86 ± 18.12 21.51 ± 18.15 0.7 ± 0.97 0.68 ± 0.3 5.88 0.06 0.71 ± 0.59 21.17 ± 15.02 9.71 ± 6.92 227.02 ± 52.16 213.85 ± 70.49
  1. ACD accumulated aboveground carbon density, BCD belowground carbon density, StCD stump carbon density, HbCD herbaceous carbon density, HUCD humus carbon density, SOCD soil organic carbon density