Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
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The effect of natural infrastructure on water erosion mitigation in the Andes
- Final revised paper (published on 28 Feb 2022)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 28 Jul 2021)
- Supplement to the preprint
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-76', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Aug 2021
- AC1: 'Response to Referee#1', Veerle Vanacker, 02 Nov 2021
RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-76', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Sep 2021
- AC2: 'Response to Referee#2', Veerle Vanacker, 03 Nov 2021
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Nov 2021) by Olivier Evrard
AR by Veerle Vanacker on behalf of the Authors (27 Dec 2021)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jan 2022) by Olivier Evrard
RR by Joris Eekhout (14 Jan 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish as is (18 Jan 2022) by Olivier Evrard
ED: Publish as is (18 Jan 2022) by Kristof Van Oost(Executive Editor)
You will find in attachment a file with my comments for the authors.
“The effect of natural infrastructure on water erosion mitigation in the Andes”
This study shows interesting results through a systematic review of 121 case-studies from the Andes to define useful erosion indicators i) Effectiveness of natural infrastructure? Ii) Impact of working with natural infrastructure on on-site and off-site erosion mitigation? Iii) locations and types of studies necessary to complete knowledge and research.
Weak point: some information or references about sites/countries and rain characteristics are unclear or missing because the research of the studies is done by a specific selection of key words.
Strong point: the overview of the references is well analysed.
With some improvements, especially verifying the interest of specific references, in the definition of the erosion/erodibility parameters, and the conclusion-perspectives this paper could provide a relevant review for the research community working on different aspect of Andes mountains “ecology” (interaction soil, water, vegetation) and more generally for erosion processes studies.