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Please do not disturb ecosystems further

Clearing up after natural disturbances may not always be beneficial for the environment. We argue that a radical change is needed in the way ecosystems are managed; one that acknowledges the important role of disturbance dynamics.

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  1. David Lindenmayer is in the Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia.

    • David Lindenmayer
  2. Simon Thorn is in the Field Station Fabrikschleichach, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Glashüttenstraße 5, 96181 Rauhenebrach, Germany.

    • Simon Thorn
  3. Sam Banks is in the Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia.

    • Sam Banks

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