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Biological diversity in a changing world. / Magurran, Anne E.; Dornelas, Maria.

In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences, Vol. 365, No. 1558, 27.11.2010, p. 3593-3597.

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Magurran, AE & Dornelas, M 2010, 'Biological diversity in a changing world' Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences, vol. 365, no. 1558, pp. 3593-3597. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0296

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Magurran, A. E., & Dornelas, M. (2010). Biological diversity in a changing world. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences, 365(1558), 3593-3597. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0296

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Magurran AE, Dornelas M. Biological diversity in a changing world. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences. 2010 Nov 27;365(1558):3593-3597. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0296

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Magurran, Anne E. ; Dornelas, Maria. / Biological diversity in a changing world. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences. 2010 ; Vol. 365, No. 1558. pp. 3593-3597.

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