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International Journal of Ecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 170931, 7 pages
Determining Effective Riparian Buffer Width for Nonnative Plant Exclusion and Habitat Enhancement
1Department of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
2US Forest Service, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Received 16 August 2011; Revised 8 January 2012; Accepted 9 January 2012
Academic Editor: Patricia Mosto
Copyright © 2012 Gavin Ferris 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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