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Response to Comment on “The extent of forest in dryland biomes”

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Science  27 Oct 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6362, eaao2070
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao2070

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Abstract

Schepaschenko et al. question our findings, claiming that we did not refer to all existing maps and that we did not account for all sources of uncertainty. In our response, we detail our selection criteria for reference maps, which clarify why the work of Schepaschenko et al. was not used, and we explain why our uncertainty assessment is complete and how it was misunderstood by Schepaschenko et al.

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