Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
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13 Jul 2022
Standard article |  | 13 Jul 2022

Lengthening of the growth season, not increased water availability, increased growth of Picea likiangensis var. rubescens plantations on eastern Tibetan Plateau due to climate change

Yu Feng, Songlin Shi, Peihao Peng, Qiang Zhou, Haijun Wang, and Xiubin Liu

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