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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 268157, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/268157
Research Article

Effects of Thinning Intensities on Soil Infiltration and Water Storage Capacity in a Chinese Pine-Oak Mixed Forest

1Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Science and Ministry of Water Resources, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China
2Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China
3Key Laboratory of Coastal Biology & Bioresources Utilization, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research (YIC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Yantai 264003, China

Received 10 March 2014; Accepted 27 March 2014; Published 23 April 2014

Academic Editor: Xu Gang

Copyright © 2014 Lili Chen 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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