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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 14, 5775-5788, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-5775-2017
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Research article
22 Dec 2017
Bryophyte-dominated biological soil crusts mitigate soil erosion in an early successional Chinese subtropical forest
Steffen Seitz et al.
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AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Bryophyte-dominated biological soil crusts mitigate soil', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Answer to reviewer#1', Steffen Seitz, 17 May 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC2: 'Bryophyte-dominated biological soil crusts mitigate soil erosion in an early successional Chinese subtropical forest', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC3: 'Answer to reviewer #2', Steffen Seitz, 24 May 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC3: 'reviewer comments', Anonymous Referee #3, 02 May 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Answer to reviewer #3', Steffen Seitz, 18 May 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 Jun 2017) by Kees Jan van Groenigen  
AR by Steffen Seitz on behalf of the Authors (31 Jul 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Aug 2017) by Kees Jan van Groenigen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Aug 2017)  
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (30 Sep 2017)  
RR by Anonymous Referee #5 (03 Oct 2017)  
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (04 Oct 2017) by Kees Jan van Groenigen  
AR by Steffen Seitz on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Nov 2017) by Kees Jan van Groenigen  
AR by Steffen Seitz on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
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This study investigated biological soil crusts (biocrusts, e.g. cyanobacteria and mosses) within an early-stage mesic subtropical forest in China, where they were particularly abundant. Biocrust covers significantly decreased soil erosion and were more effective in erosion reduction than stone cover. Hence, they play an important role in mitigating soil erosion under forest and are of particular interest for erosion control in forest plantations.
This study investigated biological soil crusts (biocrusts, e.g. cyanobacteria and mosses) within...
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