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Science Advances  05 Feb 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 6, eaay4603
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay4603

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  • Received for publication June 21, 2019
  • Accepted for publication November 22, 2019
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  1. Jean-Pierre Wigneron1,*,,
  2. Lei Fan1,2,*,,
  3. Philippe Ciais3,
  4. Ana Bastos4,
  5. Martin Brandt5,
  6. Jérome Chave6,
  7. Sassan Saatchi7,8,
  8. Alessandro Baccini9,10 and
  9. Rasmus Fensholt5
  1. 1ISPA, UMR 1391, Inrae Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Université de Bordeaux, Grande Ferrade, Villenave d’Ornon, France.
  2. 2Collaborative Innovation Center on Forecast and Evaluation of Meteorological Disaster, School of Geographical Sciences, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China.
  3. 3Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, LSCE/IPSL, CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, Université Paris-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
  4. 4Department of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Luisenstr. 37, 80333 Munich, Germany.
  5. 5Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  6. 6Laboratoire Evolution and Diversité Biologique, Bâtiment 4R3 Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
  7. 7Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA.
  8. 8Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
  9. 9Woods Hole Research Center, 149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth, MA 02540-1644, USA.
  10. 10Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: jean-pierre.wigneron{at} (J.-P.W.); fanlei20088{at} (L.F.)
  • These authors contributed equally to this work.


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