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Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 679467, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/679467
Research Article

Is Ridge Cultivation Sustainable? A Case Study from the Haean Catchment, South Korea

1Soil Physics Group, BayCEER, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
2Ecological Modelling, BayCEER, University of Bayreuth, Dr.-Hans-Frisch-Straße 1–3, 95448 Bayreuth, Germany

Received 11 May 2013; Accepted 11 September 2013

Academic Editor: John Crawford

Copyright © 2013 Marianne Ruidisch et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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