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ISRN Botany
Volume 2013, Article ID 625767, 7 pages
Research Article

Relationship between Carbon Stock and Plant Biodiversity in Collaborative Forests in Terai, Nepal

1Tirchandra College, Kathmandu, Nepal
2Tribhuvan University Commission, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
3Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal

Received 20 April 2013; Accepted 28 May 2013

Academic Editors: C. Bolle, F. A. Culianez-Macia, J. H. Titus, and J.-K. Weng

Copyright © 2013 Ram Asheshwar Mandal 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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