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Strong and recurring seasonality revealed within stream diatom assemblages

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Strong and recurring seasonality revealed within stream diatom assemblages. / Snell, Maria; Barker, Philip Anthony; Surridge, Benjamin William James; Benskin, Clare McWilliam Haldane; Barber, Nick; Reaney, Sim; Tych, Wlodzimierz; Mindham, David; Large, Andy; Burke, Sean; Haygarth, Philip Matthew.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 9, No. 1, 3313, 01.03.2019.

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Snell, Maria ; Barker, Philip Anthony ; Surridge, Benjamin William James ; Benskin, Clare McWilliam Haldane ; Barber, Nick ; Reaney, Sim ; Tych, Wlodzimierz ; Mindham, David ; Large, Andy ; Burke, Sean ; Haygarth, Philip Matthew. / Strong and recurring seasonality revealed within stream diatom assemblages. In: Scientific Reports. 2019 ; Vol. 9, No. 1.

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