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SOIL An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
SOIL, 2, 311-324, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-311-2016
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Original research article
04 Jul 2016
The impact of ancestral heath management on soils and landscapes: a reconstruction based on paleoecological analyses of soil records in the central and southeastern Netherlands
Marieke Doorenbosch and Jan M. van Mourik
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RC2: 'Comments on the manuscript „The impact of ancestral heath manangement on soils and landscapes: a reconstruction based on paleoecological analyses of soil records in the middle and southeast Netherlands“ by M. Doorenbosch and J. M. van Mourik', Martina Gocke, 04 May 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
AC1: 'authors comment soil-2015-83', Jan van Mourik, 14 May 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (review by Editor) (16 May 2016) by Sjoerd Kluiving  
AR by Jan van Mourik on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (27 May 2016) by Sjoerd Kluiving
ED: Publish as is (27 May 2016) by Jorge Mataix-Solera (Executive Editor)  
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Soil records provide information about 5 millennia of heath management in cultural landscapes on sandy soils. Deforestations and the introduction of the deep, stable economy in the 18th century resulted in sand drifting and heath degradation. After the introduction of chemical fertilizers more than 90 % of the heaths were transformed into productive arable field or forests. Currently the last heaths are preserved as part of the cultural heritage.
Soil records provide information about 5 millennia of heath management in cultural landscapes on...
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