Use of acoustic tools to reveal otherwise cryptic responses of forest elephants to oil exploration.

  title={Use of acoustic tools to reveal otherwise cryptic responses of forest elephants to oil exploration.},
  author={Peter H. Wrege and Elizabeth D. Rowland and Bruce G. Thompson and Nikolas Batruch},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  volume={24 6},
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