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Forest–flood relation still tenuous – comment on ‘Global evidence that deforestation amplifies flood risk and severity in the developing world’ by C. J. A. Bradshaw, N

@inproceedings{Bradshaw2008ForestfloodRS,
  title={Forest–flood relation still tenuous – comment on ‘Global evidence that deforestation amplifies flood risk and severity in the developing world’ by C. J. A. Bradshaw, N},
  author={Corey J. A. Bradshaw and N. and Stefano Sodi and Kelvin S.‐H. Peh and Barry W. Brook},
  year={2008}
}
In a recent paper in this journal, Bradshaw and colleagues analyse country statistics on flood characteristics, land cover and land cover change, and conclude that deforestation amplifies flood risk and severity in the developing world. The study addresses an important and long-standing question, but we identify important flaws. Principal among these are difficulties in interpreting country statistics and the correlation between population and floods. We review current knowledge, which suggests… Expand

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