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

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Science  10 Nov 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6364, eaao2077
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao2077

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Abstract

De la Cruz et al. question the reliability of our results, claiming that we do not refer to the most appropriate spatial extent of drylands. In our response, we explain why we chose an existing and internationally recognized delineation of drylands among several options, and why our findings are due to a difference of remote sensing technique and not to the definition of drylands we have selected.

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