Predicting biodiversity change and averting collapse in agricultural landscapes

@article{Mendenhall2014PredictingBC,
  title={Predicting biodiversity change and averting collapse in agricultural landscapes},
  author={C. Mendenhall and D. Karp and Christoph F. J. Meyer and E. Hadly and G. Daily},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2014},
  volume={509},
  pages={213-217}
}
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