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Science  12 May 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6338, pp. 635-638
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam6527

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vol. 356 no. 6338 635-638

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  • Received for publication January 1, 2017
  • Accepted for publication March 30, 2017

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  1. Jean-François Bastin1,2,*,
  2. Nora Berrahmouni1,
  3. Alan Grainger3,
  4. Danae Maniatis4,5,
  5. Danilo Mollicone1,
  6. Rebecca Moore6,
  7. Chiara Patriarca1,
  8. Nicolas Picard1,
  9. Ben Sparrow7,
  10. Elena Maria Abraham8,
  11. Kamel Aloui9,
  12. Ayhan Atesoglu10,
  13. Fabio Attore11,
  14. Çağlar Bassüllü12,
  15. Adia Bey1,
  16. Monica Garzuglia1,
  17. Luis G. García-Montero13,
  18. Nikée Groot3,
  19. Greg Guerin7,
  20. Lars Laestadius14,
  21. Andrew J. Lowe15,
  22. Bako Mamane16,
  23. Giulio Marchi1,
  24. Paul Patterson17,
  25. Marcelo Rezende1,
  26. Stefano Ricci1,
  27. Ignacio Salcedo18,
  28. Alfonso Sanchez-Paus Diaz1,
  29. Fred Stolle19,
  30. Venera Surappaeva20,
  31. Rene Castro1,*
  1. 1Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Vialle delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.
  2. 2Landscape Ecology and Plant Production Systems Unit, Université libre de Bruxelles, CP264-2, B-1050, Bruxelles, Belgium.
  3. 3School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK.
  4. 4Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, UK.
  5. 5United Nations Development Programme, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, New York, NY 10017, USA.
  6. 6Google, Mountain View, CA, USA.
  7. 7Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Adelaide, Australia.
  8. 8Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas–Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Mendoza, Argentina.
  9. 9Ministry of Agriculture, General Directorate of Forests-Inventory Service, Tunis-Tunisia.
  10. 10Bartın University, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Engineering, Bartın, Turkey.
  11. 11Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
  12. 12Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Subregional Office for Central Asia, Ankara, Turkey.
  13. 13Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Department of Forest and Environmental Engineering and Management, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Montes, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid 28040, Spain.
  14. 14Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden.
  15. 15Environment Institute and School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, North terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia.
  16. 16Centre Régional AGRHYMET, Niamey BP 11011, Niger.
  17. 17Interior West-Forest Inventory and Analysis, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, USA.
  18. 18Instituto Nacional di Semiarido, 10067 Bairro Serrotão, Brazil.
  19. 19World Resources Institute, 10 G Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA.
  20. 20Department of Forest and Hunting Inventory of Kyrgyztan, Bishkek, Kyrgyztan.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: bastin.jf{at}gmail.com (J.-F.B.); rene.castro{at}fao.org (R.C.)

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