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Response to Comments on “Changes in Climatic Water Balance Drive Downhill Shifts in Plant Species’ Optimum Elevations”

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Science  14 Oct 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6053, pp. 177
DOI: 10.1126/science.1205029

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Wolf and Anderegg, Hijmans, and Stephenson and Das suggest that our findings of changes in climatic water balance driving downhill shifts in plant species distributions are flawed. We demonstrate that the conclusions these authors make are subject to the selection of methods they apply and do not provide sufficient evidence to reject our original findings.

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