Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
SOIL, 7, 677–691, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-677-2021
SOIL, 7, 677–691, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-677-2021

Original research article 11 Oct 2021

Original research article | 11 Oct 2021

Effects of environmental factors and soil properties on soil organic carbon stock in a natural dry tropical area of Cameroon

Désiré Tsozué et al.

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Studies on soil organic carbon stock (SOCS) in the Sudano-Sahelian part of Cameroon are very rare. Organic C storage decreases with increasing latitude and more than 60 % of the SOCS is stored below the first 25 cm depth. In addition, a good correlation is noted between precipitation which decreases with increasing latitude and the total SOCS, indicating the importance of climate in the distribution of the total SOCS in the study area, which directly influence the productivity of the vegetation.