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Rapid biotic homogenization of marine fish assemblages. / Magurran, Anne; Dornelas, Maria; Moyes, Faye Helen; Gotelli, Nicholas J; McGill, Brian .

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 6, 8405, 24.09.2015.

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Magurran, A, Dornelas, M, Moyes, FH, Gotelli, NJ & McGill, B 2015, 'Rapid biotic homogenization of marine fish assemblages' Nature Communications, vol. 6, 8405. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms9405

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Magurran, A., Dornelas, M., Moyes, F. H., Gotelli, N. J., & McGill, B. (2015). Rapid biotic homogenization of marine fish assemblages. Nature Communications, 6, [8405]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms9405

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Magurran A, Dornelas M, Moyes FH, Gotelli NJ, McGill B. Rapid biotic homogenization of marine fish assemblages. Nature Communications. 2015 Sep 24;6. 8405. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms9405

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Magurran, Anne ; Dornelas, Maria ; Moyes, Faye Helen ; Gotelli, Nicholas J ; McGill, Brian . / Rapid biotic homogenization of marine fish assemblages. In: Nature Communications. 2015 ; Vol. 6.

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