Functional Data Analysis in Ecosystem Research: The Decline of Oweekeno Lake Sockeye Salmon and Wannock River Flow

@article{Ainsworth2011FunctionalDA,
  title={Functional Data Analysis in Ecosystem Research: The Decline of Oweekeno Lake Sockeye Salmon and Wannock River Flow},
  author={Laurie M. Ainsworth and Richard D. Routledge and Jiguo Cao},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={282-300}
}
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