Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Solid Earth, 6, 1237–1246, 2015
Solid Earth, 6, 1237–1246, 2015

Research article 20 Nov 2015

Research article | 20 Nov 2015

Predicting parameters of degradation succession processes of Tibetan Kobresia grasslands

L. Lin et al.

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