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Changes in habitat specificity of species at their climatic range boundaries. / Oliver, Tom; Hill, Jane K.; Thomas, Chris D.; Brereton, Tom; Roy, David B.

In: Ecology Letters, Vol. 12, No. 10, 10.2009, p. 1091-1102.

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Oliver, T, Hill, JK, Thomas, CD, Brereton, T & Roy, DB 2009, 'Changes in habitat specificity of species at their climatic range boundaries', Ecology Letters, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 1091-1102. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01367.x

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Oliver, T., Hill, J. K., Thomas, C. D., Brereton, T., & Roy, D. B. (2009). Changes in habitat specificity of species at their climatic range boundaries. Ecology Letters, 12(10), 1091-1102. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01367.x

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Oliver T, Hill JK, Thomas CD, Brereton T, Roy DB. Changes in habitat specificity of species at their climatic range boundaries. Ecology Letters. 2009 Oct;12(10):1091-1102. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01367.x

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Oliver, Tom ; Hill, Jane K. ; Thomas, Chris D. ; Brereton, Tom ; Roy, David B. / Changes in habitat specificity of species at their climatic range boundaries. In: Ecology Letters. 2009 ; Vol. 12, No. 10. pp. 1091-1102.

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