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Risk of biodiversity collapse under climate change in the Afro-Arabian region

Risk of biodiversity collapse under climate change in the Afro-Arabian region

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SOULTAN, Alaaeldin, Martin WIKELSKI, Kamran SAFI, 2019. Risk of biodiversity collapse under climate change in the Afro-Arabian region. In: Scientific Reports. 9, 955. eISSN 2045-2322. Available under: doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37851-6

@article{Soultan2019-01-30biodi-45054, title={Risk of biodiversity collapse under climate change in the Afro-Arabian region}, year={2019}, doi={10.1038/s41598-018-37851-6}, volume={9}, journal={Scientific Reports}, author={Soultan, Alaaeldin and Wikelski, Martin and Safi, Kamran}, note={Article Number: 955} }

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