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Concerns about reported harvests in European forests

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Fig. 1: Abrupt changes in GFC after 2015 are visible in many temperate regions.
Fig. 2: Areas identified as natural disturbances.


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We thank G. Ceccherini and co-authors for immediately making available all original material, processing codes and results of their study upon request. N.A. and T.A.M.P. acknowledge funding from the European Research Council (ERC) Programme Grant Agreement no. 758873 (TreeMort).

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M.P. and G.-J.N. conceived and initiated the study. R.V., C.S., N.A., T.A.M.P., G.C., S.F., T.H., B.J.W.L. and D.A. ran different parts of the analyses and demonstrations. M.P., R.V., G.-J.N., C.S., T.A.M.P., J.S., R.S., B.G. and L.H. drafted the initial version of the manuscript. P.P. provided first-hand experience of the algorithms involved in the production of GFC data. All authors offered insights from their own national statistics and local knowledge, which focused the analyses and the argumentation, and contributed critically to the interpretation of the results, revising and approving the final version of the manuscript.

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Correspondence to Marc Palahí or Rubén Valbuena.

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Palahí, M., Valbuena, R., Senf, C. et al. Concerns about reported harvests in European forests. Nature 592, E15–E17 (2021).

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