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Open Alpine Community

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Robinson, S. 2004. An 18-Year Assessment of Vegetation Composition in the Adirondack Alpine Zone. Master of Science. Stte University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY. 95 pp.
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