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Title: Comparison of sandhills and mixed pine hardwood communities at Fort Benning, Georgia

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No abstract prepared.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), Aiken, SC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
898801
Report Number(s):
SREL-3006
TRN: US200706%%261
DOE Contract Number:
DE-FC09-07SR22506
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Southeastern Naturalist; Journal Volume: 5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GEORGIA; PINES; SAND; MILITARY FACILITIES; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Citation Formats

Collins, B., R. Sharitz, K. Madden and J. Dilustro. Comparison of sandhills and mixed pine hardwood communities at Fort Benning, Georgia. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1656/1528-7092(2006)5[93:COSAMP]2.0.CO;2.
Collins, B., R. Sharitz, K. Madden and J. Dilustro. Comparison of sandhills and mixed pine hardwood communities at Fort Benning, Georgia. United States. doi:10.1656/1528-7092(2006)5[93:COSAMP]2.0.CO;2.
Collins, B., R. Sharitz, K. Madden and J. Dilustro. Sun . "Comparison of sandhills and mixed pine hardwood communities at Fort Benning, Georgia". United States. doi:10.1656/1528-7092(2006)5[93:COSAMP]2.0.CO;2.
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title = {Comparison of sandhills and mixed pine hardwood communities at Fort Benning, Georgia},
author = {Collins, B., R. Sharitz, K. Madden and J. Dilustro},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {10.1656/1528-7092(2006)5[93:COSAMP]2.0.CO;2},
journal = {Southeastern Naturalist},
number = ,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}
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  • No abstract prepared.
  • doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00324.x
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