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Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world. / Gardner, Toby A.; Barlow, Jos; Chazdon, Robin; Ewers, Robert; Harvey, Celia; Peres, Carlos A.; Sodhi, Navjot S.

In: Ecology Letters, Vol. 12, No. 6, 06.2009, p. 561-582.

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Gardner, TA, Barlow, J, Chazdon, R, Ewers, R, Harvey, C, Peres, CA & Sodhi, NS 2009, 'Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world', Ecology Letters, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 561-582. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01294.x

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Gardner, T. A., Barlow, J., Chazdon, R., Ewers, R., Harvey, C., Peres, C. A., & Sodhi, N. S. (2009). Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world. Ecology Letters, 12(6), 561-582. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01294.x

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Gardner TA, Barlow J, Chazdon R, Ewers R, Harvey C, Peres CA et al. Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world. Ecology Letters. 2009 Jun;12(6):561-582. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01294.x

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Gardner, Toby A. ; Barlow, Jos ; Chazdon, Robin ; Ewers, Robert ; Harvey, Celia ; Peres, Carlos A. ; Sodhi, Navjot S. / Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world. In: Ecology Letters. 2009 ; Vol. 12, No. 6. pp. 561-582.

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