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Autumn southward migration of dragonflies along the Baltic coast and the influence of weather on flight behaviour

Autumn southward migration of dragonflies along the Baltic coast and the influence of weather on flight behaviour

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KNOBLAUCH, Aline, Marco THOMA, Myles H. M. MENZ, 2021. Autumn southward migration of dragonflies along the Baltic coast and the influence of weather on flight behaviour. In: Animal Behaviour. Elsevier. 176, pp. 99-109. ISSN 0003-3472. eISSN 1095-8282. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.04.003

@article{Knoblauch2021-06Autum-54027, title={Autumn southward migration of dragonflies along the Baltic coast and the influence of weather on flight behaviour}, year={2021}, doi={10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.04.003}, volume={176}, issn={0003-3472}, journal={Animal Behaviour}, pages={99--109}, author={Knoblauch, Aline and Thoma, Marco and Menz, Myles H. M.} }

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