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Volume 2012, Article ID 257392, 8 pages
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Research Article

N : P Stoichiometry in a Forested Runoff during Storm Events: Comparisons with Regions and Vegetation Types

1State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
2Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Natural Disaster, MOE, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
3Graduate School of Life and Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8572, Japan

Received 26 August 2011; Accepted 17 October 2011

Academic Editor: Joao Torres

Copyright © 2012 Lanlan Guo 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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