EXOTIC PLANT SPECIES INVADE HOT SPOTS OF NATIVE PLANT DIVERSITY

@article{Stohlgren1999EXOTICPS,
  title={EXOTIC PLANT SPECIES INVADE HOT SPOTS OF NATIVE PLANT DIVERSITY},
  author={Thomas J. Stohlgren and Dan Binkley and Geneva W. Chong and Mohammed A. Kalkhan and Lisa D. Schell and Kelly A. Bull and Yuka Otsuki and Greg Newman and Michael A. Bashkin and Yowhan Son},
  journal={Ecological Monographs},
  year={1999},
  volume={69},
  pages={25-46}
}
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