Acidic, neutral and alkaline forest ponds as a landscape element affecting the biodiversity of freshwater snails

  title={Acidic, neutral and alkaline forest ponds as a landscape element affecting the biodiversity of freshwater snails},
  author={A. Spyra},
  journal={Die Naturwissenschaften},
  • A. Spyra
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Die Naturwissenschaften
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