NOTICE OF DISPUTED AUTHORSHIP
Notice of Disputed Authorship
Fire Severity in a Large Fire in a Pinus pinaster
Forest is Highly Predictable from Burning Condi-
tions, Stand Structure, and Topography
Olga Viedma, Juan Quesada, Iva
n Torres, Angela
De Santis, Jose
M. Moreno in Ecosystems (2015)
Ecosystems and its editorial staff are required to
follow the guidelines of the Committee on Publi-
cation Ethics (COPE) and consequently are obliged
to notify the readership about an authorship dis-
pute concerning this article.
Speciﬁcally, Dr. Lara A. Arroyo, whose name is
in the acknowledgments of this article, and Dr.
n 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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n G. Mateo have
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Mancha to resolve this dispute, but unfortunately
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The referenced paper can be found here https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-
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