Article with serious deficiencies published in Nature

On July 1st 2020, an article was published in the scientific journal Nature.
A group of researchers from the EU Joint Research Center (JRC) declared to have found an excessive increase of harvested forest area in Europe during the years 2016–2018.
The article has sparked considerable controversy and received substantial negative responses from forest experts across Europe who identified serious deficiencies in the applied methodology and the drawn conclusions. Representing the major forest monitoring programs, we, the European National Forest Inventories Network, feel the urgent need to counter some of its claims.

Read the full statement here





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