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Henrik Balslev

Palm Harvest Impact on Tropical Forests

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Palm Harvest Impact on Tropical Forests. / Balslev, Henrik; Eiserhardt, Wolf L.

2010. Abstract from 13th Nordic Meeting on (Neo)Tropical Botany, Bergen, Norway.

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Balslev, H & Eiserhardt, WL 2010, 'Palm Harvest Impact on Tropical Forests', 13th Nordic Meeting on (Neo)Tropical Botany, Bergen, Norway, 12/08/2010 - 14/08/2010.

APA

Balslev, H., & Eiserhardt, W. L. (2010). Palm Harvest Impact on Tropical Forests. Abstract from 13th Nordic Meeting on (Neo)Tropical Botany, Bergen, Norway.

CBE

Balslev H, Eiserhardt WL. 2010. Palm Harvest Impact on Tropical Forests. Abstract from 13th Nordic Meeting on (Neo)Tropical Botany, Bergen, Norway.

MLA

Balslev, Henrik and Wolf L. Eiserhardt Palm Harvest Impact on Tropical Forests. 13th Nordic Meeting on (Neo)Tropical Botany, 12 Aug 2010, Bergen, Norway, Conference abstract for conference, 2010.

Vancouver

Balslev H, Eiserhardt WL. Palm Harvest Impact on Tropical Forests. 2010. Abstract from 13th Nordic Meeting on (Neo)Tropical Botany, Bergen, Norway.

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Balslev, Henrik ; Eiserhardt, Wolf L. / Palm Harvest Impact on Tropical Forests. Abstract from 13th Nordic Meeting on (Neo)Tropical Botany, Bergen, Norway.

Bibtex

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RIS

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