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Advances in Meteorology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 750865, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/750865
Research Article

Litter Production and Nutrient Dynamic on a Moso Bamboo Plantation following an Extreme Disturbance of 2008 Ice Storm

Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Fuyang, Zhejiang 311400, China

Received 8 April 2014; Accepted 23 July 2014; Published 28 August 2014

Academic Editor: Adel Hanna

Copyright © 2014 Xiaogai Ge 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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