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StatementM. Scherer-Lorenzen, Ch. Körner, E.D. Schulze, eds.
GenreCongresses.
SeriesEcological studies,, v. 176
ContributionsScherer-Lorenzen, M., Körner, Christian, 1949-, Schulze, E.-D. 1941-, European Science Foundation. "Linking Community and Ecosystem Ecology" Program.
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LC ClassificationsQH86 .F659 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 399 p. :
Number of Pages399
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3315712M
ISBN 103540221913
LC Control Number2004110616
OCLC/WorldCa57065362

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