Articles | Volume 2, issue 4
SOIL, 2, 551–564, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-551-2016
SOIL, 2, 551–564, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-551-2016

Original research article 25 Oct 2016

Original research article | 25 Oct 2016

Leaf waxes in litter and topsoils along a European transect

Imke K. Schäfer et al.

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ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (review by Editor) (21 Sep 2016) by Raúl Zornoza
AR by Imke Schaefer on behalf of the Authors (28 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (review by Editor) (03 Oct 2016) by Raúl Zornoza
AR by Imke Schaefer on behalf of the Authors (10 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Oct 2016) by Raúl Zornoza
ED: Publish as is (13 Oct 2016) by Jorge Mataix-Solera(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
For this study we systematically investigated the molecular pattern of leaf waxes in litter and topsoils along a European transect to assess their potential for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Our results show that leaf wax patterns depend on the type of vegetation. The vegetation signal is not only found in the litter; it can also be preserved to some degree in the topsoil.