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Measuring temporal trends in biodiversity. / Buckland, S. T.; Yuan, Y.; Marcon, Eric.

In: Advances in Statistical Analysis, Vol. 101, No. 4, 10.2017, p. 461-474.

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Buckland, ST, Yuan, Y & Marcon, E 2017, 'Measuring temporal trends in biodiversity', Advances in Statistical Analysis, vol. 101, no. 4, pp. 461-474. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10182-017-0308-1

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Buckland, S. T., Yuan, Y., & Marcon, E. (2017). Measuring temporal trends in biodiversity. Advances in Statistical Analysis, 101(4), 461-474. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10182-017-0308-1

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Buckland ST, Yuan Y, Marcon E. Measuring temporal trends in biodiversity. Advances in Statistical Analysis. 2017 Oct;101(4):461-474. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10182-017-0308-1

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Buckland, S. T. ; Yuan, Y. ; Marcon, Eric. / Measuring temporal trends in biodiversity. In: Advances in Statistical Analysis. 2017 ; Vol. 101, No. 4. pp. 461-474.

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