Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
SOIL, 7, 767–783, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-767-2021

Special issue: Tropical biogeochemistry of soils in the Congo Basin and the...

SOIL, 7, 767–783, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-767-2021

Original research article 25 Nov 2021

Original research article | 25 Nov 2021

Assessing soil and land health across two landscapes in eastern Rwanda to inform restoration activities

Leigh Ann Winowiecki et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (08 Mar 2021) by Sebastian Doetterl
AR by Leigh Winowiecki on behalf of the Authors (23 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Apr 2021) by Sebastian Doetterl
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Jun 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Jun 2021)
ED: Revision (18 Jun 2021) by Sebastian Doetterl
AR by Leigh Winowiecki on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Sep 2021) by Sebastian Doetterl
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Sep 2021) by Jorge Mataix-Solera(Executive Editor)
AR by Leigh Winowiecki on behalf of the Authors (29 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Achieving global restoration targets requires scaling of context-specific restoration options on the ground. We implemented the Land Degradation Surveillance Framework in Rwanda to assess indicators of soil and land health, including soil organic carbon (SOC), erosion prevalence, infiltration capacity, and tree biodiversity. Maps of soil erosion and SOC were produced at 30 m resolution with high accuracy. These data provide a rigorous biophysical baseline for tracking changes over time.