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International Journal of Forestry Research
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 891798, 10 pages
Biomass, Carbon and Nitrogen Distribution in Living Woody Plant Parts of Robinia pseudoacacia L. Growing on Reclamation Sites in the Mining Region of Lower Lusatia (Northeast Germany)
1Chair of Soil Protection and Recultivation, Brandenburg University of Technology, Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 6, 03046 Cottbus, Germany
2GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
Received 28 October 2011; Accepted 18 March 2012
Academic Editor: Levente Denes
Copyright © 2012 Ansgar Quinkenstein 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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