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Indirect effects may buffer negative responses of seagrass invertebrate communities to ocean acidification

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Indirect effects may buffer negative responses of seagrass invertebrate communities to ocean acidification. / Garrard, Samantha; Gambi, M. Cristina; Scipione, M. Beatrice; Lorenti, Maurizio; Zupo, Valeria; Paterson, David Maxwell; Buia, M. Cristina.

In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Vol. 461, 2014, p. 31-38.

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Garrard, S, Gambi, MC, Scipione, MB, Lorenti, M, Zupo, V, Paterson, DM & Buia, MC 2014, 'Indirect effects may buffer negative responses of seagrass invertebrate communities to ocean acidification' Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 461, pp. 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2014.07.011

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Garrard, S., Gambi, M. C., Scipione, M. B., Lorenti, M., Zupo, V., Paterson, D. M., & Buia, M. C. (2014). Indirect effects may buffer negative responses of seagrass invertebrate communities to ocean acidification. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 461, 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2014.07.011

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Garrard S, Gambi MC, Scipione MB, Lorenti M, Zupo V, Paterson DM et al. Indirect effects may buffer negative responses of seagrass invertebrate communities to ocean acidification. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2014;461:31-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2014.07.011

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Garrard, Samantha ; Gambi, M. Cristina ; Scipione, M. Beatrice ; Lorenti, Maurizio ; Zupo, Valeria ; Paterson, David Maxwell ; Buia, M. Cristina. / Indirect effects may buffer negative responses of seagrass invertebrate communities to ocean acidification. In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2014 ; Vol. 461. pp. 31-38.

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