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Response to Comments on "Post-Wildfire Logging Hinders Regeneration and Increases Fire Risk"

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Science  04 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5787, pp. 615
DOI: 10.1126/science.1126583


We reported that postfire logging 2 to 3 years after the 2002 Biscuit Fire was associated with significant mortality in natural conifer regeneration and elevated potential fire behavior in the short term as a result of increased surface fuel loads. We underscore the strength of our study design and statistical conclusions, provide additional details of the research setting and scope, and address comments pertinent to forest development and fire ecology.

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