The Ecology of Interfaces: Riparian Zones

  title={The Ecology of Interfaces: Riparian Zones},
  author={Robert J. Naiman and Henri D{\'e}camps},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  • R. NaimanH. Décamps
  • Published 21 August 1997
  • Environmental Science
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
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