Origin and evolution of the Mediterranean vegetation and climate in Europe

@article{Suc1984OriginAE,
  title={Origin and evolution of the Mediterranean vegetation and climate in Europe},
  author={Jean‐Pierre Suc},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1984},
  volume={307},
  pages={429-432}
}
  • J. Suc
  • Published 1 February 1984
  • Geography
  • Nature
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