Herbivore density and biomass in a semi-arid tropical dry deciduous forest of western India

  title={Herbivore density and biomass in a semi-arid tropical dry deciduous forest of western India},
  author={Sumanta Bagchi and Surendra Prakash Goyal and Kalyanasundaram Sankar},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  pages={475 - 478}
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