Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
SOIL, 7, 511–524, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-511-2021
SOIL, 7, 511–524, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-511-2021

Original research article 11 Aug 2021

Original research article | 11 Aug 2021

Spatial distribution of argan tree influence on soil properties in southern Morocco

Mario Kirchhoff et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-32', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Mario Kirchhoff, 08 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-32', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Mario Kirchhoff, 08 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (12 Jun 2021) by Raúl Zornoza
AR by Mario Kirchhoff on behalf of the Authors (16 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Jun 2021) by Raúl Zornoza
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish as is (29 Jun 2021) by Raúl Zornoza
ED: Publish as is (09 Jul 2021) by Johan Six(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
This study found that the influence of argan trees on soil properties in southern Morocco is mostly limited to the area covered by the tree crown. However, the tree influences the bare soil outside the crown positively in specific directions because wind and water can move litter and soil particles from under the tree to the areas between the trees. These findings, based on soil samples around argan trees, could help structure reforestation measures.