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Research on the effect of close-to-nature management (CTNM) on the univariate and bivariate distribution of the spatial structure of forest stands provides a scientific basis for the evaluation of CTNM implemented in forestry and further promotes the success of forest management.
WE | Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Web Ecol., 21, 45–54, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-21-45-2021
Web Ecol., 21, 45–54, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-21-45-2021

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Close-to-nature management positively improves the spatial structure of Masson pine forest stands

Xianfeng Fang et al.

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