Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Review article
28 Feb 2022
Review article |  | 28 Feb 2022

The effect of natural infrastructure on water erosion mitigation in the Andes

Veerle Vanacker, Armando Molina, Miluska A. Rosas, Vivien Bonnesoeur, Francisco Román-Dañobeytia, Boris F. Ochoa-Tocachi, and Wouter Buytaert


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • 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)
Short summary
The Andes region is prone to natural hazards due to its steep topography and climatic variability. Anthropogenic activities further exacerbate environmental hazards and risks. This systematic review synthesizes the knowledge on the effectiveness of nature-based solutions. Conservation of natural vegetation and implementation of soil and water conservation measures had significant and positive effects on soil erosion mitigation and topsoil organic carbon concentrations.