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Patterns of colonization in a metapopulation of grey seals. / Gaggiotti, Oscar Eduardo; Jones, F; Lee, WM; Amos, W; Harwood, John; Nichols, RA.

In: Nature, Vol. 416, No. 6879, 28.03.2002, p. 424-427.

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Gaggiotti, OE, Jones, F, Lee, WM, Amos, W, Harwood, J & Nichols, RA 2002, 'Patterns of colonization in a metapopulation of grey seals' Nature, vol. 416, no. 6879, pp. 424-427. https://doi.org/10.1038/416424a

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Gaggiotti, O. E., Jones, F., Lee, WM., Amos, W., Harwood, J., & Nichols, RA. (2002). Patterns of colonization in a metapopulation of grey seals. Nature, 416(6879), 424-427. https://doi.org/10.1038/416424a

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Gaggiotti OE, Jones F, Lee WM, Amos W, Harwood J, Nichols RA. Patterns of colonization in a metapopulation of grey seals. Nature. 2002 Mar 28;416(6879):424-427. https://doi.org/10.1038/416424a

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Gaggiotti, Oscar Eduardo ; Jones, F ; Lee, WM ; Amos, W ; Harwood, John ; Nichols, RA. / Patterns of colonization in a metapopulation of grey seals. In: Nature. 2002 ; Vol. 416, No. 6879. pp. 424-427.

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