Comment on "The extent of forest in dryland biomes"



Griffith, Daniel M, Lehmann, Caroline ER, Stromberg, Caroline AE, Parr, Catherine L ORCID: 0000-0003-1627-763X, Pennington, R Toby, Sankaran, Mahesh, Ratnam, Jayashree, Still, Christopher J, Powell, Rebecca L, Hanan, Niall P
et al (show 11 more authors) (2017) Comment on "The extent of forest in dryland biomes". SCIENCE, 358 (6365). eaao1309-.

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Abstract

Bastin et al (Reports, 12 May 2017, p. 635) infer forest as more globally extensive than previously estimated using tree cover data. However, their forest definition does not reflect ecosystem function or biotic composition. These structural and climatic definitions inflate forest estimates across the tropics and undermine conservation goals, leading to inappropriate management policies and practices in tropical grassy ecosystems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poaceae, Trees, Ecosystem, Forests
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 06:30
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 06:53
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao1309
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3009672