Modelling regional responses by marine pelagic ecosystems to global climate change

  title={Modelling regional responses by marine pelagic ecosystems to global climate change},
  author={Philip W. Boyd and Scott C. Doney},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  • P. Boyd, S. Doney
  • Published 15 August 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Geophysical Research Letters
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