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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 169724, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/169724
Research Article

Quantitative Analysis of Driving Factors of Grassland Degradation: A Case Study in Xilin River Basin, Inner Mongolia

1Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA
2International School of Software, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China

Received 24 October 2011; Accepted 4 December 2011

Academic Editors: J. Dodson and B. Tóthmérész

Copyright © 2012 Yichun Xie and Zongyao Sha. 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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