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Recruitment dynamics mediated by ungulate herbivory can affect species coexistence for tree seedling assemblages

Chi-Yu Weng, Chih-hao Hsieh and Mong-Huai Su

Published on: 19 July 2017

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2017.62.283

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2017 vol.62 no.3 pp.283-293



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