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Response to Comment on “Conspecific Negative Density Dependence and Forest Diversity”

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Science  26 Oct 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6106, pp. 469
DOI: 10.1126/science.1225996

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Dickie, Hurst, and Bellingham question some of the methods of our recent study on conspecific density dependence in forests. Here, we reanalyze our data set with the inclusion of joint absence plots of each species. We find that our results are robust to further analyses and that patterns of abundance and richness correlate with our measure of density dependence, supporting our original conclusions.

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