Department of Biology

Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Professor Peter Teglberg Madsen

The evolution of foraging capacity and gigantism in cetaceans

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The evolution of foraging capacity and gigantism in cetaceans. / Goldbogen, J A; Madsen, P T.

In: The Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 221, No. 11, 166033, 2018.

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Harvard

Goldbogen, JA & Madsen, PT 2018, 'The evolution of foraging capacity and gigantism in cetaceans', The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 221, no. 11, 166033. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.166033

APA

Goldbogen, J. A., & Madsen, P. T. (2018). The evolution of foraging capacity and gigantism in cetaceans. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(11), [166033]. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.166033

CBE

Goldbogen JA, Madsen PT. 2018. The evolution of foraging capacity and gigantism in cetaceans. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 221(11):Article 166033. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.166033

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Vancouver

Goldbogen JA, Madsen PT. The evolution of foraging capacity and gigantism in cetaceans. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 2018;221(11). 166033. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.166033

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Goldbogen, J A ; Madsen, P T. / The evolution of foraging capacity and gigantism in cetaceans. In: The Journal of Experimental Biology. 2018 ; Vol. 221, No. 11.

Bibtex

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