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  • A former region of southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal. Originally part of Bengal, it was held by the British from c. 1775 and then by Pakistan from 1947 to 1971, when it achieved independence as Bangladesh.

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  • A large-scale transition to such threadbare woods would have other negative effects as well, van Mantgem said.

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  • "I don't think we are barking up the wrong tree with temperature," says Mantgem, "but we need to see how that plays out."

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  • And the mortality increases that Mantgem and his team captured may be symptoms of climatic stress that make the forests more liable to such catastrophes.

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  • In wetter regions, temperature increases may make life easier for "things that chew on trees, like bark beetles", says Mantgem.

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  • Thus the Guarin and Taylor paper fully SUPPORTS the concept that drought stress is directly or indirectly killing trees, notwithstanding the fact that they specifically chose sites that had high levels of mortality, unlike van Mantgem et al. 6.

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  • Your comment that "... the spin of the paper is that the observed trend in mortality is 100\% climate driven ..." leads me to wonder whether you've actually read van Mantgem et al. 's paper.

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  • The long term effects are difficult to impossible to predict because there are so many variables, but if you combine van Mantgem et al's results with the increases in catastrophic mortality (crown fire, insect attacks), now being documented (e.g. Westerling et al 2006 for fire) it doesn't look good.

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  • The qualified conclusions of van Mantgem et al re climatic influences are clearly supported by the cited regional climate analyses.

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  • If I gave the impression that I was questioning the integrity of any of the authors of the van Mantgem paper then I apologise to them.

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  • And as van Mantgem et al state, the increased background mortality may portend subsequent catastrophic mortality increases, (and which they have evidence for in the Interior West-some of the study plots experienced heavy mortality after the last date of sampling, which won't show up in the data until the plots are sampled again).

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