Streams in Mediterranean Climate Regions: Abiotic Influences and Biotic Responses to Predictable Seasonal Events

  title={Streams in Mediterranean Climate Regions: Abiotic Influences and Biotic Responses to Predictable Seasonal Events},
  author={Avital Gasith and Vincent H. Resh},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  • A. GasithV. Resh
  • Published 1 November 1999
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
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