About the Authors

Joseph E. Fargione

Address Current address: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Clarence Lehman

lehman@umn.edu

Affiliation College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Stephen Polasky

Affiliation Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JEF CL SP. Performed the experiments: CL. Analyzed the data: JEF CL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SP. Wrote the paper: JEF CL SP.