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Evaluating forest fragmentation and its tree community composition in the tropical rain forest of Southern Western Ghats (India) from 1973 to 2004

Author: M S R Murthy; M S R Murthy; C Beierkuhnlein
Publisher: Springer
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 161, no. 1-4 (2010): 29-44
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: M S R Murthy; M S R Murthy; C Beierkuhnlein
ISSN:0167-6369
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 615127648
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