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International Journal of Forestry Research
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 902381, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/902381
Research Article

Modeling Dominant Height Growth in Planted Pinus pinea Stands in Northwest of Tunisia

1National Institute of Research in Rural Genius, Waters and Forests, BP 10, Ariana 2080, Tunisia
2Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute (EFIMED), Sant Pau Historic Site, Santa Victoria Pavilion, St. Antoni M. Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
3Forest Science Center of Catalonia (CTFC), Ctra. de Sant Llorenç de Morunys, Km 2, 25280 Solsona, Spain
4University of Lleida, Avenida Rovira Roure 177, 25198 Lleida, Spain

Received 27 July 2011; Accepted 4 October 2011

Academic Editor: John Sessions

Copyright © 2012 Sghaier Tahar 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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