Leaf-burying crabs : their influence on energy flow and export from mixed mangrove forests (Rhizophora spp.) in northeastern Australia

@article{Robertson1986LeafburyingC,
  title={Leaf-burying crabs : their influence on energy flow and export from mixed mangrove forests (Rhizophora spp.) in northeastern Australia},
  author={Alistar I. Robertson},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology},
  year={1986},
  volume={102},
  pages={237-248}
}
  • A. Robertson
  • Published 28 November 1986
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
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