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Research article
27 Sep 2011
Research article |  | 27 Sep 2011

Litter type affects the activity of aerobic decomposers in a boreal peatland more than site nutrient and water table regimes

P. Straková, R. M. Niemi, C. Freeman, K. Peltoniemi, H. Toberman, I. Heiskanen, H. Fritze, and R. Laiho

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