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Response to Comment on “Global distribution of earthworm diversity”

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Science  08 Jan 2021:
Vol. 371, Issue 6525, eabe4744
DOI: 10.1126/science.abe4744


James et al. claim that there are areas of concern in our work. We believe that they have misunderstood the methods behind our paper and that differences in scale have been overlooked. Once those misunderstandings have been resolved, their remaining criticisms are either not sustained or agree with our statements. To advance the field, we recommend additional sampling using comparable methodologies in underrepresented areas.

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