Agricultural intensification, rainfall patterns, and large waterbird breeding success in the extensively cultivated landscape of Uttar Pradesh, India

  title={Agricultural intensification, rainfall patterns, and large waterbird breeding success in the extensively cultivated landscape of Uttar Pradesh, India},
  author={K. S. Gopi Sundar},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
  • K. Sundar
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Biological Conservation

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