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The soil map of the Netherlands (Wagenaar and van Wallenburg, 1987) classifies the soils in the Westerkoggepolder as moerige eerdgronden and tochteerdgronden (according to Isric-Fao, 2006: Mollic Gleysols). Historical geographical research revealed that in the Early Subatlantic the whole land surface must have been covered by peat ( Beenakker, 1988, Borger, 1975 and Schoorl, 1982); that means that the present Mollic Gleysols developed in eluvial clay covers, the residue of oxidized Histosols.