Fire Severity in a Large Fire in a Pinus pinaster Forest is Highly Predictable from Burning Conditions, Stand Structure, and Topography
Olga Viedma, Juan Quesada, Iván Torres, Angela De Santis, José M. Moreno in Ecosystems (2015)
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Specifically, Dr. Lara A. Arroyo, whose name is in the acknowledgments of this article, and Dr. Rubén G. Mateo claim that they were not informed about the decision of publishing their work and that they should be in the list of authors.
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The referenced paper can be found here https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-014-9824-y.