Effects of Air Pollution on Ecosystems and Biological Diversity in the Eastern United States

  title={Effects of Air Pollution on Ecosystems and Biological Diversity in the Eastern United States},
  author={Gary M Lovett and Timothy H. Tear and David C. Evers and Stuart E. G. Findlay and Bernard Cosby and Judy K. Dunscomb and Charles T. Driscoll and Kathleen C. Weathers},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
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