Decomposition of mangrove leaf litter in tropical Australia

@article{Robertson1988DecompositionOM,
  title={Decomposition of mangrove leaf litter in tropical Australia},
  author={Alistar I. Robertson},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology},
  year={1988},
  volume={116},
  pages={235-247}
}
  • A. Robertson
  • Published 24 May 1988
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
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