La problemática de la expansión geográfica de las especies exóticas invasoras. Análisis y distribución de dos especies en la provincia de Avila e iniciativas para la minimización de sus efectos

  1. García Quiroga, Fernando
Observatorio medioambiental

ISSN: 1139-1987

Year of publication: 2012

Issue: 15

Pages: 175-196

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5209/REV_OBMD.2012.V15.40337 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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